We are living in a new golden age of television. There are many great stories being told on the small screen around the world. While many viewers and critics focus only on shows made in the US or Great Britain, many other countries are also taking part in this artistic boom. Castamaro’s Cook One such show, this Spanish TV series is working to become a sleeper hit globally after its wide release. Part of this is because of how real and raw it all feels, which has made some viewers wonder if the show could be based on a true story.
What is ‘The Cook of Castamar’?
Founded in Madrid in 1720, Castamaro’s Cook Follows the love story between the Duke of Castamar (played by Roberto Enriquez) and humble cook Clara Belmonte (played by Michelle Jenner). Battling a devastating personal loss, the two form an unlikely bond after Clara begins working for the Duke in his kitchen. After taking the first bite of their cooking, the pair becomes embroiled in a sordid affair that breaks all sense of social norms and puts both of them in danger as a result.
The show keeps the audience hooked to their seats with its gripping drama, beautiful cinematography and heart-wrenching story. Enriquez and Jenner are certainly standouts here as leads, with their scintillating chemistry and striking performances with pathos and nuances being a major point of praise for the series. Whereas a comparison of other periods shows that bridgerton Understandably, the show could be about much more than just standing on its feet.
The origin of the series comes from literature
Whatever some popular rumors say, Castamaro’s Cook Not based on real events. confirmed by looperThe main source of inspiration for the show, Spanish author Fernando J. There was a book of the same name by Munez. While both the show and the book use actual historical figures to fill in the cast (most prominently King Philip V and Queen Isabel) and give the setting some extra authenticity, the story at the center of everything is completely original and Not based on real people or events.
Although the series may not be based on any specific real-life event, history tells the story a lot. The strict social hierarchy of 18th-century Spain is a greater antagonist than any of the villainous characters in the story, forcing two lovers in secrecy to face their union for fear of social and political backlash. This is also true for many of the other characters featured in the show, their own secrets often leading to this forced adherence to the social order. The period setting is not here only for aesthetics and serves to inform the show’s themes, as well as providing a commentary on modern society’s own class system as seen through the lens of historical drama.
International fans can now stream episodes
When it originally aired in Spain, Castamaro’s Cook It was broadcast on the subscription station Atresplayer Premium, and later on the free channel Antenna 3. For all of us who weren’t able to catch it the first time being in a different country, the entire 12-episode series is now available to watch on Netflix. It’s already getting great reviews and is one of the most-watched new releases of the year, so act fast before you’re inevitably hit by a wave of spoilers.
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