Posts Tagged With: Catholic Monarchs

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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A Few Things to Know About ‘Carlos, Rey Emperador’ Before its Premiere


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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Farewell, Isabel

14100124369584Well, that’s it, it is officially over. Isabel said goodbye to millions of viewers the only way it could, with the queen’s death. Continue reading

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Isabel, the Spanish Series You Should Be Watching

Picture taken from TVE. Copyright Javier de Agustin

To my delight, I have just found out that Sky Arts is broadcasting Isabel, an awarded Spanish show that is currently on its second season back in my home country.

Now that I am in London, I find this little things particularly touching, since they allow me to have tiny moments of homesickness. Maybe because in Spain I watch this with my mum -whose name also happens to be Isabel.

To put you in situation, Isabel tells the story of whom were the most important monarchs in Spanish history: Fernando of Aragon and Isabel of Castile, commonly known as “Los Reyes Católicos” (The Catholic Monarchs): America was discovered during their reign, and they also reconquered the parts of Southern Spain that still belonged to the Muslims. They did many other things, of course, and everything is splendidly depicted in the show. Continue reading

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