Monday, June 26, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON MAGNIFICENTLY OPULENT 16TH CENTURY TV SAGA 'CARLOS, KING EMPEROR' ON THE RULER OF SPAIN AND HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE

'CARLOS, KING EMPEROR'
LAVISH SPANISH EPIC TV SAGA
I'm really late with this one, as it was aired last year in Spain, but as they say - better late than never, right? I'm sure you can still download this one from around the web or find it on DVD. Carlos, Rey Emperador or CARLOS, KING EMPEROR is an exquisitely opulent historical saga from Spanish television, which is actually a continuation of Isabel, another of their luxurious period set series which followed the rule of Isabella of Castile, and of the movie La Corona Partida, which you both remember from our reports from years ago. CARLOS, KING EMPEROR follows the reign of Carlos I or Charles I in 17 stunning one hour episodes. With the end of Magnificent Century series next week when Kosem Sultana ends forever after six years of running, those of you who are addicted to costume drama, might find some solace in this one! The sets and the costumes in this one are beyond stunning!

THE KING AND THE EMPEROR
The series tells the story of Charles I (Alvaro Cervantes) or Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, one of the most powerful men Europe has met, the ruler of an empire as great in size as in diversity. As the life of Charles of Hapsburg is told since his arrival to Spain, it can be seen how the heir to the crowns of Germany, Burgundy, the Netherlands, the Free County, Artois, Nevers and Rethel, of the territories of the Crown of Aragon and its related Italian territories, and of the territories of the Catholic Monarchs in Castile, North Africa and the Americas, matures as a statesman and gets stronger in face of menaces around him and good and bad advice from his counsellors. Bianca Suarez plays Isabella of Portugal, Laia Marull is Joanna of Castile, Eric Balabas is Ferdinand of Hapsburg dynasty, and dozens and dozens of other actors play a whole mass of European royals.

DEZZY'S HISTORY LESSON
Charles, who lived in the 16th century, was the ruler both of the Spanish and the Holy Roman Empire! As back in those times they ruled through inheritance (he himself was the heir of Hapsburg, the Valois Burgundy and Trastamara dynasties) and marriage, he had so many territories under his rule in different parts of the world that  his domains spanned nearly four million square kilometres and were the first to be described as "the empire on which the sun never sets". Earlier this year I reported on the German epic series on Maximilian I, who was actually his grandfather! Charles was also remembered as the man who sanctioned the conquest by Castillian conquistadors of the Aztec and Inca empires.

8 comments:

  1. What a period, what a subject...Sounds great!

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    1. his rule really was marked with so many massive historical events and tragedies too! Those dynasties were really powerthirsty and egotistic

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  2. Thanks for bringing this one to our attention. I think 17 episodes wouldn't be too hard to catch up on.

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    1. I'm trying to dig it up on Torrents :)

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    1. as always, that is our main genre here

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  4. Always love to watch such movies and series..Whenever I travel, I always try to see the trace of the golden or dark times in the past..

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    1. yes, some countries have richer history than others and darker too

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