Spanish Historical Fiction

El Ministerio del Tiempo 1×05 Review: Any Time Past

I love it when plans go wrong. Don’t assume I’m misquoting The A Team here! It’s just that, when the plot of an episode merely goes from point A to point B, a show can become quite tiring. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 1×04 Review: A Bargaining on Time

I adore meta episodes. I revel in them. I rewatch them to catch hidden messages, and the fourth outing of MdT gives me this and much more. In fact, this is arguably the most meta episode of the show up until the series 3 finale in what I would like to call the ICU (Isabel Cinematic Universe). Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 1×03 Review: The Way Time is Rewritten

A time-travel show doesn’t become a proper time-travel show until it has its mandatory “we meet Hitler and have the dilemma of whether or not we should kill him” storyline. Here, it’s not really that the characters are thrown in that direction straightaway, but rather, they happen upon a conflict that might eventually only get solved if said assassination takes place. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 1×02 Review: Time of Glory

There is nothing like the first appearance of a character that will become a recurring one. The type audiences instantly love and want to see meeting our heroes again and again. In MdT, the first of such characters was Lope de Vega, known throughout the centuries as a womanizer, and portrayed as such in here. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 1×01 Review: Time Is What it Is

I have been a fan of El Ministerio del Tiempo since its inception back in 2015. How couldn’t I? Isabel had just ended, and here were its creators, the Olivares brothers (RIP Pablo), giving us a time travelling show that starred king Fernando himself and was going to have a cameo by the queen and Cisneros, plus many of the actors were going to reappear playing different characters. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 3×13 Review: Between Two Times

Let’s just forget that this might be the last episode ever of El Ministerio del Tiempo, and discuss: wasn’t it the best way to end a season/series? Full of self-references, not just to previous plots of the show, but to the behind-the-scenes story as well. But let’s start from the beginning. Continue reading

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A Thank You Letter to El Ministerio del Tiempo

After three years and countless adventures… Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 3×12 Review: Time Setbacks

I am not going to start talking about how El Ministerio del Tiempo is being mistreated, because then I’d have to write 10,000 words on it. Instead, let me focus on how great the penultimate episode of this third (last?) season was. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 3×11 Review: Time of Verbena

Every episode of El Ministerio del Tiempo makes me laugh, but if I had to choose the most hilarious one, the story that had me rolling on the floor, that would be the mission where Angustias has to talk Napoleon into freeing some prisoners. Even Hugo Silva (Pacino) admitted that he couldn’t stop laughing when he first read the script. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 3×10 Review: Sheltered by Time

I think we can confirm a fact about El Ministerio del Tiempo: it is now the Pacino and Alonso Show, and it is all the better for it. Continue reading

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