Posts Tagged With: Carlos Rey Emperador

Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 8 Review

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What would you do if you were taken prisoner and wanted desperately to get your captor to speak to you? I’ll tell you what I wouldn’t do: I wouldn’t poison myself! Effective as it is, it seems like a risky bet that could get you killed. Isn’t it easier to just ask nicely? Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 7 Review

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Being a nice, modest person doesn’t pay off. One minute you are suggesting changes to save money and spend it on better things, like helping the poor and such, and the next one you are lying on the floor dead because a Medici has poisoned your wine. Nice Popes didn’t last long in the 16th century: Francis I would have been killed within the first week. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 6 Review

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When I was 16, I got very sick because I drank from someone else’s cup and it developed into a liver infection. It sucked, basically, but then again, it was my own fault for not being careful enough. Ever since then, I take extremely care with the glasses I drink from, and if I do it from someone else’s, I make sure that it is someone I know well. My point is: drink only from cups and glasses that you have checked beforehand, otherwise you will end up getting poisoned and dying in the most painful way. So many people who died in this episode would have survived if they had checked the work history of their cup-bearers. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 5 Review

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Imagine having to travel up and down Europe in the 16th century. It doesn’t sound very enticing, don’t you think? Carlos goes all the way up to Germany (which takes months) and then all the way again west to England. And with letters that get lost in France. All I’m saying is, let’s be thankful for the inventions of the telephone and motorized transport. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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La Corona Partida: the Transition from Isabel to Carlos

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Fans of Isabel, high-quality fiction and Spanish history, rejoice! Because within the next few months, we are going to enjoy the continuation of Isabel’s story, not only on our TVs, but on the big screen as well! Continue reading

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