La Águila Roja

In yet another effort to keep up my Spanish, I decided to follow Netflix’s suggestion and watch this adaptation of Robin Hood. Set in Spain, la Águila Roja emerges as a champion of the poor and downtrodden after his wife is mysteriously killed and left to die in the street. Fight scenes with swelling music and graceful flips abound, as do beautiful women and crass innuendos.

I’ve only watched one episode so far, but I can see why I might return to this series- the Spanish is easy enough to understand and it’s a good way to wile away an hour. However, it does lack the political and historical background of Isabel and the on-off love story in Gran Hotel- without which I’m a little bored at the moment. I don’t know whether the series will ever progress to the point where I will become a die-hard fan of any aspect of it.


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