Posts Tagged With: Spanish History

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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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×06 Review: Time of Magic

Pacino Amelia Alonso 2x06

El Ministerio del Tiempo has always established that the doors can only take you different eras of Spain’s history, being all of them located in the Iberian country. But of course, if once you’ve travelled to another time, you decide you want to take a boat and go somewhere else, that’s entirely up to you, and it is what we saw for the first time in ‘Time of Magic’. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×05 Review: A Virus from Another Time

Amelia Pacino Ernesto 2x05 MdT

The greatest thing about El Ministerio del Tiempo (or one of many) would be its fans. They (we) are the ones who have taken this series from promising fiction to absolute success. Which why it’s no surprise that all the extras that appeared on the latest episode where fans chosen to be part of the show for one day. Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×03 Review: Time of Noblemen

MdT Cervantes 21st century

What would have happened if Miguel de Cervantes had never published Don Quijote de la Mancha? Half the terms used in the Spanish language wouldn’t exist, for starters. But let’s not worry too much, because thankfully we have a ministry that solves this kind of problems! Continue reading

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El Ministerio del Tiempo 2×01 Review: Time of Legend

ministerio del tiempo2x01 velazquez painting

Months and months of waiting, and boy, it didn’t disappoint, did it? Us Ministéricos (“ministerics”) knew that the return of El Ministerio del Tiempo was going to be bigger and better. And sadder. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 17 Review

Carlos I en Yuste

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 16 Review

felipe mary tudor

There is nothing worse than realising that your body strength is abandoning you, even if your brain is still working perfectly fine. Although to be fair, if that happened to me, I would also lock myself from the world and leave everyone else to deal with the aftermath of my doings, ala Luke Skywalker. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 15 Review

carlos fernando alba

Families. They are the one thing in the world you cannot choose. You know those Christmas dinners when everybody gets very drunk and starts saying out loud what they think of each other? That is what happened with the Habsburg family by the end of the 1540s. But to be fair, do you also know those occasions when your favourite character on a TV show dies and you don’t care about anything anymore? Because that’s what happened to me. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 13 Review

carlos at isabel's deathbed

Being a woman is not always easy, but I can safely say that there is only one thing worse than giving birth nowadays: giving birth in the 16th century. No epidural, no advanced medicine, high mortality rate… It’s not just that half the people born didn’t make it to age 16, it’s that more times than you would want, giving birth meant you could die. Hell, it was basically a nine-month wait on death row! I get the shivers just by writing this. Continue reading

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Carlos, Rey Emperador: Episode 12 Review

carlos titian

Scars mark you for life, inside and out. I once smashed by head against a door knob (I was eight) and opened my forehead. After that, I wore a straight fringe for the remainder of my childhood. Okay, that is nothing like what happened to the emperor Carlos and the consequences his accident had on his personality, but you can see the parallels, right? Continue reading

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