Top positive review
Fun series, glad to have the original audio available
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2020
It may be difficult to present a period-drama set in pre-Reconquista Spain to an American audience, or a general audience unfamiliar with the subject. There is no easy "them" and "us" to build off of, as loyalties were often based on family ties before religion; Christian and Muslim warriors acted as mercenaries or temporarily served Lords of either faith based on the politics of their Liege. Our modern concept of a Nation-State didn't really exist. I think that this series does a good job of quickly summarizing what we as an audience need to know about the kingdoms and characters involved in the story at the beginning, and it settles into establishing the personalities of the characters we're to follow.
The original Spanish audio is available, which I very much appreciate. That isn't always the case with non-English films on Amazon. We basically begin the story near the end of Rodrigo Diaz's page-ship, where of course there is a love triangle involving Rodrigo, a squire, and the squire's fiance. We run through some political machinations, and we continue with the story of El Cid.
Overall, I am enjoying the series, and I hope to see more like it from Amazon in the future.