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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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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


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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Javier Olivares wrote an unproduced movie script about "The Last of the Philippines" in 1998. These soldiers appear as characters in the second season. See more »


Referenced in 90 Minuti: Episode #2.44 (2017) See more »

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Just discovered this and totally hooked.
24 March 2018 | by gnboddingtonSee all my reviews

Found this whilst browsing Netflix on a boring afternoon. Three 70 minute 'binge' watching later and I was totally hooked. It is subtitled into English but that is really no problem. This is a time travel Ministry located in Madrid - every country has secrets - Spain's is time travel and run by civil servants not the military which makes a change. Imagine a secret branch of the Spanish civil service spread backwards through time - sorting out temporal irregularities whilst complaining about budget cuts. You need a composite drawing of a suspect - no problem - the ministry's artist is Velasquez who is obsessed with Picasso. It is has moments of laugh out load humour and beautiful examples of culture shock but balanced with very dark and challenging ideas all set within strong stories. It has a very 'European' style which feels very different to the American programmes we get swamped with in the UK. There are no 'mini dramatic moments' where you know the advert break would be or the 'meaningful looks to camera' and definately no 'syrupy endings'. I find myself rushing to Wikipedia after an episode to get the background of Spanish history. Enter our heroes - a new 'crash team' - consisting of Spain's first female university student and team leader, As the Under Secretary in charge says 'In our time she could have been anything - make her team leader', a knight from the 16th century ('Put him in a room with a modern marine armed only with a knife and the marine wouldn't stand a chance') and a present day paramedic. These are really strong and complex characters each with their own issues. The acting is really good and the writers are happy to have fun - 'Plan? We are Spanish, we improvise!' If you haven't found this series yet I urge you to do so. Three seasons so far, so fear not - it won't be cancelled if you like me get hooked.

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