7QT: In search of a Grand Hotel workout.

Linking up with Kelly, who has had some moving posts the past week, for Seven Quick Takes!

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This past week, I have leaped con todo mi corazón into the absurdly eventful world of Grand Hotel on Netflix. If you’re unfamiliar, Grand Hotel is purported to be the “Spanish Downton Abbey,” but it’s really a telenovela masquerading as a period piece. AND IT IS FANTASTIC. There are murders, gold knives, gas leaks, secret pregnancies…the works. I’ve just started season two and, so far, this screenshot pretty much sums it up:

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That’s it. That’s the show.

The show is also reminding me how much I hate the Spanish subjunctive, but love the yo form of suponer. Supongo. 101 Dalmatians is essential to the integrity of the Spanish language. The hair on this show is varied and indicative of most of the characters’ virtue. I have copious examples:

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7QT: Let’s Talk about Mad Men

Linking up with Kelly for Seven Quick Takes this week. Spoilers for the Mad Men series finale follow.

Original Picture: Justina Mintz/AMC

Original Picture: Justina Mintz/AMC

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I spent much of last week catching up on Mad Men so I could watch the series finale. I have no idea why I stopped watching the show when I did, which was around the middle of season five. My mom described every episode as a short story and it is so true. I love the intricacies of the story, the costumes, and the characters.

But I was so underwhelmed by the finale. Maybe it’s just that finales inevitably stink, giving resolution when part of enjoying a television show is the lack of it. (See: Lost)

Warning: many words ahead.
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