Posts Tagged With: Isabel

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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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 17 Review

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One of my favourite shows of all time is Breaking Bad. Many things about it made it great, but if there was something that I always found ironic about it, it was the fact that it spent five seasons talking about how the main character was going to die of cancer, and in the end he died of a gunshot in the stomach. Life. Gunshot, mosquito bite, it’s pretty much the same, right? Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 9 Review

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Doesn’t time fly? One minute you are waiting for what seems like an eternity to meet your soon-to-be spouse, then you get married and, when you least expect it, you are already almost at death’s door after your very first childbirth. Life, am I right? 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 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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You Should Be Watching ‘El Ministerio del Tiempo’

downloadDo you miss Isabel, now that it’s over? I sure as hell do. I couldn’t bear living in a world where I didn’t have new episodes to watch of this historical masterpiece, and its sequel, Carlos Emperador (‘Charles Emperor’) won’t arrive until this autumn Continue reading

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