Este amoroso tormento: Juana Inés on Netflix

Our Juana Inés has grown up. She’s an adult, intelligent, moderately mature, almost ruthless in her attempts to scale walls denied her as a religious woman yet encouraged among religious men. And it’s hella exciting to see our Juana Inés all grown up, in this episode where she beings to learn about Este amoroso tormento, pulled straight from a poem of the same first lines. … Continue reading Este amoroso tormento: Juana Inés on Netflix

Lágrimas Negras de mi Pluma: Juana Inés on Netflix

The full line is lágrimas negras de mi pluma triste,1 and, if you ask me, that would have been a better title than Lágrimas Negras de mi Pluma, carrying as it does the full gravitas both of the line and of the world, disintegrating. And Sor Juana’s world does its share of disintegration in this episode. It has taken me longer by far to return to … Continue reading Lágrimas Negras de mi Pluma: Juana Inés on Netflix

Para el alma no hay encierro: Juana Inés on Netflix

It’s taken me a bit to return to Juana Inés, mainly because I have been running largely on rage and when that is the case I turn, very decidedly, to The Last Kingdom and The Musketeers and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and other violent period dramas (with an occasional helping of Wynonna Earp or Buffy the Vampire Slayer), because I am nowhere near as nice a person as folks seem to … Continue reading Para el alma no hay encierro: Juana Inés on Netflix