Spanish Historical Fiction

El Ministerio Will Open Its Doors Again!

Just a quick post to let you all know that, after months of speculations, it is official: El Ministerio del Tiempo has been renewed for a third season! History has its eyes on… well, Spanish history!! Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×13 Review: Change of Time

MdT Julian Alonso Maite Elena

Javier Olivares will never cease to amaze me. Just when I thought this second season couldn’t get any better, he has offered us a finale that made me laugh and cry in equal shares. But let’s get to it. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×12 Review: Till Time Do Us Part

MdT wedding Fadrique

Who doesn’t love weddings? Everyone is happy, people get drunk, some more than others embarrass themselves in front of the guests, and 13th century knights arrive looking for their bride willing to kill everyone on their way. Weddings, am I right? Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×11 Review: Time of the Occult

MdT Lombardi Salvador

It’s been a while since we had an episode of pure comedy (the one with Napoleon and the monastery), but this time, El Ministerio del Tiempo has given us another jewel. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×10 Review: Separated by Time

MdT 2x10 1912

Oh, don’t I love it when parallel stories converge. On this occasion, El Ministerio del Tiempo gave us three stories that ended up having something in common: Las Sinsombrero (the women from the Generation of ’27), the stolen children in the 1980s, and the vampire of the Raval. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×09 Review: Oil on Time

Velazquez Blade Runner Ministerio Tiempo

El Ministerio del Tiempo has always dealt with how you’re not supposed to go back in time to save someone you love (something that both Julián and Pacino blatantly ignored), but what if what you want to save is a bunch of paintings? That was the main theme of ‘Oil on Time’. That, and some of the best lines of dialogue of the season. This episode was what you’d get if Dangerous Liaisons met Mission Impossible. Continue reading

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The Costumes from ‘Isabel’

 

A few weeks ago, when I went back home for Easter, I was lucky enough to spend a few days with my parents revisiting Granada. We got to see La Alhambra, the Royal Chapel, where the Catholic Monarchs are buried (along with their daughter Juana, their son-in-law Felipe and their grandson, Miguel de la Paz), the Monastery of La Cartuja (founded by Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba) and many other places. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×08 Review: Time of Brave Men (II)

Of all the occasions in which El Ministerio del Tiempo has told us about a historical event of Spanish history (which is every episode), the second part of ‘Tiempo de Valientes’ is probably the most thorough and intense. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×07 Review: Time of Brave Men (I)

Rodolfo Sancho 2x07

Julián is back! I didn’t realise I was missing him so much (I’m lying, of course I did), but at least Pacino has helped fill the void. Anyway, what has Julián been up to? Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×06 Review: Time of Magic

Pacino Amelia Alonso 2x06

El Ministerio del Tiempo has always established that the doors can only take you different eras of Spain’s history, being all of them located in the Iberian country. But of course, if once you’ve travelled to another time, you decide you want to take a boat and go somewhere else, that’s entirely up to you, and it is what we saw for the first time in ‘Time of Magic’. Continue reading

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