Monday, April 30, 2018

Televisión Española: 'El Ministerio del Tiempo' / 'The Ministry of Time:' Season One, Episode 5 (2015)

Now on Netflix, Televisión Española's El Ministerio del Tiempo / The Ministry of Time. My mother and one of my sisters have been watching this, and now I'm into it!

Season One, Episode 5 (2015):  Cualquier tiempo pasado / Every Past Time. In this episode, members of the Ministry of Time go back to the Spanish Civil War (1937) and to 1981, and another one goes back to around the turn of the twentieth century to meet a young Picasso, in three different attempts to attain or forge a receipt for Picasso's Guernica, which another time traveler is trying to thwart in 1981. 

A fun series, perfect for anyone wanting to learn about Spanish culture, history and language. (English subtitles included).

The secret Ministry of Time has multiple portals and can access Spain's past -- but only inside Spain. People are recruited from various ages, then cross-trained for time travel.

Imagine the possibilities!  The active viewer has to engage -- and use critical thinking. It's mind-expanding on multiple fronts!
A woman from the 1800s must consider the different attitudes and social mores of the 21st century, and, then, say, go to the 16th century, and come back again. A soldier from 16th century Flanders muses over changes in technology, communications, transportation, and gender roles. The viewer must empathize to grok these different and changing viewpoints. 

On the sly, certain people go back in time to "fix" personal memories. But if they do anything drastic, the present may be changed (enigmas of time, paradox, anomaly).

Painter Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) badly wants to meet Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). They do meet, and discuss Francisco Goya (1746-1828), among other things. Keepin' it real -- a real cool time!

All aboard for funtime!  
Today's Rune: Harvest. 

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

We've apparently got Netflix but I haven't even had a chance to check it out yet