El Ministerio del Tiempo 4×03 Review: Bloody Mary Hour

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Historical justice. I have long hoped for a portrayal of Mary Tudor where she is not depicted as a bloodthirsty, vengeful old lady. But history is told by the victors. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 4×02 Review: The Labyrinth of Time

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For those of you who expected to find out last week more about Eulogio’s dream and whether or not that had made his memories return… Sorry! But there is way too much going on to spend time on a sedated man who still has dreams about Lorca and a girl running. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 4×01 Review: Lost in Time

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November 1st, 2017. That was the last time Pacino and Alonso saw each other. And that was the last time El Ministerio del Tiempo blessed our screens with its presence. It has been forever, but now it’s back, in grand style, and it doesn’t waste a minute! Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 1×07 Review: Time of Vengeance

El Ministerio del tiempo 1x07 Tiempo de Venganza Alonso

 No act comes without consequences, and after the alleged death (because we all knew that wasn’t a real death) of Irene’s mentor, chaos was certainly coming our way. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 1×06 Review: Time of Rogues

El Ministerio del Tiempo lola mendieta y el lazarillo de tormes

Anyone who has some knowledge of Spanish literature will know that the picaresque novel, or picaresca, was one of the most important genres of literature in my home country  in the 16th and 17th centuries. Cervantes wrote his fair share of stories in the genre, as well as other writers, but none is as important as the Lazarillo de Tormes, by an anonymous author. That is, until MdT revealed to us what really happened. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo: The Prequel

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And we are back! Sort of. Who knows when El Ministerio will open its doors again, because they seem to enjoy not telling is when the fourth series will see the light of day. Continue reading

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My Pseudo-Live Blog of War and Peace: Episode 4

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I have to admit this right now: I had completely forgotten that I had started a live blog about the miniseries War & Peace back in 2016. Continue reading

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Stop! In the Name of Love

The creators of El Ministerio del Tiempo are taunting us. First, they give us a clip of every historical character we are going to meet (or meet again) in the upcoming fourth series of the show. Continue reading

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My Personal Ranking of Doctor Who Christmas Specials

Please forgive the long, overly-descriptive title. Continue reading

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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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