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The Ministry of Time 

El ministerio del tiempo (original title)
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A warrior from the 16th Century, the first female university student from the 19th Century, and a paramedic from the 21st Century join a secret agency to prevent people from changing Spanish history using time-traveling doors.
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Series cast summary:
Nacho Fresneda ...  Alonso de Entrerríos 34 episodes, 2015-2017
Cayetana Guillén Cuervo ...  Irene Larra 34 episodes, 2015-2017
Juan Gea Juan Gea ...  Ernesto Jiménez / ... 34 episodes, 2015-2017
Francesca Piñón ...  Angustias 34 episodes, 2015-2017
Jaime Blanch ...  Salvador Martí 34 episodes, 2015-2017
Aura Garrido ...  Amelia Folch 27 episodes, 2015-2017
Hugo Silva ...  Pacino 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Rodolfo Sancho ...  Julián Martínez 17 episodes, 2015-2016
Susana Córdoba Susana Córdoba ...  Elena Castillo / ... 14 episodes, 2015-2017
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Three people from different centuries are recruited by a mysterious organization whose purpose is to make sure that the history of Spain proceeds as it should. A 16th century soldier, a 19th century university student, and a 21st century paramedic, each bring to the table indispensable talents and a shared courage that bind them into a formidable team.

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Spanish | Portuguese

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2017 (USA) See more »

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The doorman of the ministry is a big fan of Atlético de Madrid football club. This is an homage to co-creator Pablo Olivares, who died while making the first season. See more »

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Spin-off Tiempo de confesiones (2016) See more »

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Super-Entertaining to Watch & Fantastic If You're Learning Spanish
5 June 2015 | by rvf35-1See all my reviews

First, about the show itself ... an unusual team is put together to go to the past and ensure that certain things happen the way they should or that certain historical figures survive to live out their destiny. They travel through doors that are time portals, which sounds totally nutty, but the matter-of-fact way the characters travel through time makes it believable. Most important, however, the show is just a ton of fun! Guau ("wow" in Spanish), I almost died laughing during Episode 2, where the team has to save Lope de Vega. The actor's portrayal of Lope as a shameless womanizer was one of the funniest acting jobs I've ever seen. The episodes are intriguing, suspenseful, funny, and so much fun, all at the same time!

My knowledge of Spanish history isn't good enough to verify the accuracy of the show, but I've read it's quite a bit more faithful to history than "Isabel," although that might not be saying much because "Isabel" gained some notoriety for its dramatic license. What I am sure of is the show accurately reflects the significance and impact of its figures, works, and events from Spanish history. The foreign (that is, non-Spanish) viewer gets a good sense of what Lope de Vega, Lazarillo de Tormes, and El Guernica mean to today's Spaniards.

Finally, I can't recommend this show enough if you're a non-native speaker trying to learn (Castilian) Spanish. First, with Julian (the nurse from 2015), you hear how Spanish is actually spoken today. It's not the Spanish you hear in the classroom, but it is how real, honest-to-goodness, normal Spaniards speak. Then with Amelia (the brilliant university student from the 1880s), you hear perfect formal Spanish - the kind still taught in the classroom. Perhaps the least practical but the most entertaining is the Spanish spoken by Alonso, the 16th Century soldier. Alonso's Spanish is more Siglo de Oro than 21st Century, but it's fun to listen to.

Watch the show because it's massively entertaining. And if you're trying to sharpen your "castellano," you've found a gem in "El Ministerio Del Tiempo." The videos of all eight Season 1 episodes are available on the RTVE website, with captions (but only in Spanish) if you need them.


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