Monthly Archives: September 2015

Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 4 Review

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Oh, Carlos, you lucky bastard. Just when you are having money problems, someone sends you a ship full of gold. And then you inherit the kingdoms and empires that your grandparents fought for years to conquer when you are no more than a teenager. It’s like you are not even trying! That said, even though I knew –because it is general history and part of the series’ title- that Carlos was to become Holy Roman Emperor, this was quite a thrilling episode! It was all about the women behind the kings, and I loved that. Continue reading

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Doctor Who 9×02 Review: The Witch’s Familiar

Oh, Davros, you cunning, wrinkly bastard. For a second there I felt sorry for you! But that is part of the beauty of Doctor Who. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 3 Review

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Oh, 16th century Spain, that contraceptive-free land. Leave it to an 18-year-old boy to get his special friend pregnant and then moan about how he wants the baby and he wants to take care of her. Pretty much the opposite of what a present-day 18-year-old boy would do. Continue reading

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Doctor Who Series 9 Review: The Magician’s Apprentice

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Well, that was quite a cliffhanger, wasn’t it? I, for one, didn’t see it coming, but it only made me look forward to next Saturday’s episode even more! What a start. Continue reading

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Film Review: Legend

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Tom Hardy purists, this might be the film for you. Otherwise, I honestly don’t think that you will like Legend. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 2 Review

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Do you know that awkward situation when your parents decide to move to a new house and you have to endure the unfairness of your older siblings choosing the biggest rooms for themselves just because they happen to be older than you so they get to choose first? Well, that is exactly what happened in the second episode of Carlos, Rey Emperador, entitled ‘My Big Bro Stole my Bedroom’. I guess. Continue reading

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Film Review: Love, Rosie

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You can’t take things for granted. You might be lucky enough to get a second chance in life to do something, but even then, you have to grab it or it will go away. That is the lesson you learn with Love, Rosie, the film based on Cecelia Ahern’s novel Where Rainbows End. Continue reading

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First Thoughts on Carlos, Rey Emperador

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Well, that was a brilliant episode, wasn’t it? Just as good as I expected it to be. The premiere of Carlos, Rey Emperador captured the history period it’s covering perfectly. So much to talk about, so many sets, so many different storylines – the director himself admitted in the special that aired after the episode that he had taken inspiration from Game of Thrones to deal with the complexity of the show. It might be a bit messy to just talk about everything in general, so let’s divide it by plot. Continue reading

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A Few Things to Know About ‘Carlos, Rey Emperador’ Before its Premiere

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It’s almost here! The sequel to Isabel will premiere in Spain on Monday 7th. The first season of this miniseries will bring us the story of Spain 12 years after the events of Isabel’s finale (a gap that, let’s not forget, will be covered in the movie La Corona Partida). It’s only days before we can enjoy this retelling of Spanish history, the costumes, the impressive sets and landscapes, so let’s prepare ourselves for this new chapter! Continue reading

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