Isabel (2011–2014)

TV Series  |   |  History
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 702 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 1 critic

Life of Isabella I of Castile, also known as Isabella the Catholic.

0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 18 May 2014
 
a list of 25 titles
created 21 Jul 2014
 
a list of 27 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 31 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Isabel" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Isabel (2011–2014)

Isabel (2011–2014) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Isabel.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2014   2013   2012   2011  
23 wins & 46 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mad Love (2001)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The love story who transformed Juana, Queen of Spain, into Juana "The mad". A story of passions, lies and jealousy with a politic fight behind.

Director: Vicente Aranda
Stars: Pilar López de Ayala, Daniele Liotti, Rosana Pastor
Matrioshki (2005)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A history of prostitution between east European countries.

Stars: Peter Van den Begin, Axel Daeseleire, Eugenia Khirivskaya
Grand Hotel (2011–2013)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

1905. Julio, a young man, arrives at the Grand Hotel, an idyllic place in the middle of the countryside, to investigate the disappearance of his sister. He gets a job as a waiter and comes ... See full summary »

Stars: Adriana Ozores, Amaia Salamanca, Yon González
El ministerio del tiempo (TV Series 2015)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A warrior from the XVI century, the first female university student from the XIX century and a nurse from the XXI century, join a secret agency to prevent people to change the Spanish history by using time-traveling doors.

Stars: Rodolfo Sancho, Aura Garrido, Nacho Fresneda
Director: Jordi Frades
Stars: Irene Escolar, José Coronado, Antonio Gil
Carlos, Rey Emperador (TV Series 2015)
Drama | History
Stars: Álvaro Cervantes, Enrique Berrendero, Laia Costa
Frágiles (2012–2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Santi Millán, Norma Ruíz, Sandra Ferrús
El tiempo entre costuras (2013–2014)
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Sira Quiroga is a young Spanish dressmaker engaged to a solid suitor when a suave typewriter salesman upends her life. Spain is being upended by a civil war and the new regime's growing ... See full summary »

Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Hannah New, Mari Carmen Sánchez
Paco's Men (2005–2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Follows police officer Francisco "Paco" Miranda and his men through funny cases.

Stars: Paco Tous, Pepón Nieto, Carlos Santos
Inspector Nardone (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Series set in post-war Milan, where Inspector Nardone is sent after an altercation with his previous boss. Can his squad of under-appreciated poliziotti clean up Milan? A local news ... See full summary »

Stars: Sergio Assisi, Samantha Michela Capitoni, Franco Castellano
To Love is Forever (TV Series 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Stars: Manuel Baqueiro, Itziar Miranda, José Antonio Sayagués
Cuéntame un cuento (TV Series 2013)
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Spanish TV series where the old classic tales are told in a very different way.

Stars: Pablo Adán, Alba Alonso, Sonia Almarcha
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Isabel de Castilla (39 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ramon Madaula ...
 Gonzalo Chacón (37 episodes, 2011-2014)
Rodolfo Sancho ...
 Fernando de Aragón (35 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jordi Díaz ...
 Andrés de Cabrera (32 episodes, 2011-2014)
Ainhoa Santamaría ...
 Beatriz de Bobadilla (31 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba (21 episodes, 2012-2014)
Lluís Soler ...
 Hernando de Talavera (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
Elisabet Gelabert ...
 Catalina (20 episodes, 2012-2014)
Andrés Herrera ...
 Pedro de Mendoza (19 episodes, 2011-2014)
...
 Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña (17 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ernesto Arias ...
 Pedro de Peralta (17 episodes, 2012-2013)
Edit

Storyline

Life of Isabella I of Castile, also known as Isabella the Catholic.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

1400s | See All (1) »

Genres:

History

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 September 2011 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Isabel, mi reina  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The release was kept on hold for over a year due to the network's financial situation. See more »

Goofs

Though set in the late 15th century, ruling monarchs are given the treatment "Majesty" through the series. No monarch, in Spain or elsewhere, received this treatment before 1517, when it was invented by Charles V upon his election as Holy Roman Emperor (Charles had already been treated as "Royal Highness" as King in Spain and though that he deserved something that ranked above that once he was Emperor; other monarchs adopted the treatment for themselves later). See more »

Connections

Spin-off Carlos, Rey Emperador (2015) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Impressive, given the task!
4 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series is ambitious, almost to a fault, but in the end, utterly successful. To narrate so many plots and subplots is arguably necessary to lift these historical characters of almost mythological stature from the danger of appearing as cardboard figures. Instead, we see how the triumphs and tragedies of these momentous times emerge out of the dreams and sins of passionate people with very specific character strengths and flaws. Not a single character is a monochromatic figure, and this, in a series of this length, is extraordinary. What took place during the reign of Isabel changed the world forever in almost every respect. I am a Spanish-speaker, and I have seen the series "a la carte" online at the RTVE site. With the opportunity to binge on a quick succession of episodes, one sees at first certain repetitive patterns of courtly intrigue and manipulation, and occasionally predictable reactions from Isabel and King Fernando in particular. But, on the whole, "Isabel" allows us to reflect on the role of kings and queens, and the need to be decisive at the opportune time, taking the right advice from the right people. Terrible things happen, especially to the Jews and the Moors, for political expediency; and to women overall for the necessity of heirs and alliances; but the horror is not sentimentalized in any way. Also during the first two seasons, one wonders if while securing the kingdom, and after the loss of friends and the destruction of foes, these Catholic kings ever had a moment of transcendent self-awareness or even fleeting self-doubt. However, by the third season, as Isabel and Fernando face death and the destruction of everything they built, then the depth of self-awareness is fantastic and even heart-wrenching. It was perhaps an overall tactic of director Jordi Frades and his team to keep the action moving forward, only to crash in emotional upheavals at the end, for which we are prepared then to understand as spectators . The last few episodes depicting the relationship of Isabel and Fernando's daughter and heir Joanna the Mad with her parents and husband Philip the Fair is one of the most nuanced and vivid I have seen on TV. Other characterizations are poignant and memorable, especially Pablo Derqui as the weak king Enrique IV, Julio Manrique as an egotistical and visionary Columbus, Lluis Soler as the deep thinker Hernando de Talavera, and Irene Escolar as Joanna. It must also be said that this series is often superior to the more recent historical recreations of royal episodes from England, by avoiding easy titillation and vulgar emotion at every turn. More often that not, the complexity of characterization is perceived over time, in particular with the central characters of Isabel (Michelle Jenner) and Fernando (Rodolfo Sancho). This is one of those cases where getting to the end in one sweep offers many rewards unavailable from any other dramatic genre. I hope a version with supertitles (and perhaps even one with English dubbing for those who do not like to read the TV screen) will be made available for the US. To those for whom history holds an attraction, this series will spark voracious reading to know more about Spain, a country that we can now see determined a lot of what we still live today. I personally would finish each episode with a desire to seek more in history books and the internet. I hear that a new series may be in the works on the life of Isabel's grandson Charles V, who ruled over the largest empire of his time. I will be hard to surpass "Isabel", but I do hope this team tries a task like this again!


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
English Subs LadyMadChan
2011?? why?? awani78
Discuss Isabel (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?