Monthly Archives: January 2016

Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 17 Review

Carlos I en Yuste

One of my favourite shows of all time is Breaking Bad. Many things about it made it great, but if there was something that I always found ironic about it, it was the fact that it spent five seasons talking about how the main character was going to die of cancer, and in the end he died of a gunshot in the stomach. Life. Gunshot, mosquito bite, it’s pretty much the same, right? Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 16 Review

felipe mary tudor

There is nothing worse than realising that your body strength is abandoning you, even if your brain is still working perfectly fine. Although to be fair, if that happened to me, I would also lock myself from the world and leave everyone else to deal with the aftermath of my doings, ala Luke Skywalker. Continue reading

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Film Review: The Big Short

the big short - carell gosling

I have never understood financial gibberish. Not because I’m stupid, but because I was never into maths or anything of the sort, so one would think that a film that spends its two hours talking about the stock market and mortgages wouldn’t be engaging from my point of view. Continue reading

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Honest Posters of 2016’s Oscar Nominees

Ah, the Oscars. How I love them. I have been watching them live since I was about ten years old, and I always enjoy them thoroughly. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 15 Review

carlos fernando alba

Families. They are the one thing in the world you cannot choose. You know those Christmas dinners when everybody gets very drunk and starts saying out loud what they think of each other? That is what happened with the Habsburg family by the end of the 1540s. But to be fair, do you also know those occasions when your favourite character on a TV show dies and you don’t care about anything anymore? Because that’s what happened to me. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 14 Review

Felipe II Isabel de Osorio

Being a teenager is, with perspective, the worst time in anyone’s life. You are going through changes, you get all ‘rebel’ and make your parents’ lives impossible, and then they force you at age 15 to become the regent of an entire country and marry your first cousin and stop the affair you are having with your sister’s lady-in-waiting. Teens, am I right? Continue reading

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