Friday, February 3, 2017

My Latest Obsession: The Crown

I've been absolutely loving The Crown, which premiered on Netflix in November.  So far, I like it more than PBS's Victoria.  I am thrilled there will be a second season of The Crown premiering November 2017.  I am glad that this show already won a few awards, including a Golden Globe for Best TV series (drama); this show is so deserving of all the awards!

I'm going to share my top five reasons why you should check out The Crown if you haven't already.



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1.  Claire Foy - Man, I love her. She is such a brilliant actress and truly brings the Queen to life. She definitely deserved the Golden Globe for her performance. It was so believable and memorable. I can't say enough good things about her. I also enjoyed her in Upstairs, Downstairs, too.



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2.  The Set and Costumes - I hear that Netflix spent an exorbitant amount on the production of this show and it definitely shows.  It seems so very authentic. I toured Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, and other memorable places just a few years ago and I thought the show captured it these important places brilliantly. The opulence and the sheer beauty are portrayed so very well. I especially enjoyed the show's portrayal of the Royal Wedding, Scotland, the Queen's world tour, and Westminster Abbey-- all done exquisitely.



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3.  John Lithgow - He plays the Prime Minister Winston Churchill and does a phenomenal job bringing his larger-than-life persona to the screen. Lithgow recently won a SAG award for his portrayal, which I agree was award worthy. Due to this show, I learned so much about Churchill that I never knew before (even though I toured his war rooms in London), such as his skills as a painter. He's a fascinating man for sure.



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4.  Historical Events - The show does a great job making this an accurate period piece/costume drama while still making it still very binge-worthy.  I found all the events depicted in this show to be so compelling. (The London Smog, Margaret's affair, the Royal Wedding, the Queen's tour, etc).




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5.  The Marriage - So, wow. Their marriage is super dramatic due to the stress of being a Queen. It definitely kept me intrigued. I wonder how the Queen and Prince Phillips feels about this portrayal since they are both still alive? It must be strange to see your life played out (whether they feel it is accurate or not) on the screen, especially since they are both so private.


I love all things Royal, so I guess it shouldn't come as a surprise that I love The Crown. If you haven't watched this show yet, definitely curl up with it this winter. It will hook you in for sure! Are you guys a fan of The Crown? Let me know your thoughts!


8 comments:

  1. I love this series! I was so happy it did well at awards shows and that there is going to be another season. Hopefully the Queen is okay with her portrayal. I don't think it's been negative (except maybe for Prince Phillip).

    I definitely think it is miles better than Victoria. That show is a disappointment. A friend of mine said she only keeps watching it because of Rufus Sewell (she has a huge crush). I think Victoria is portrayed as an annoying brat and the portrayal of the relationship with Lord M is creepy since I know he is supposed to be 40 years older than her (the actors are just 19 years apart).

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    1. Yes, definitely Prince Philip. I wonder what he thinks of his portrayal and their relationship? I agree about Victoria. I had such high hopes for it, but it is just ok. I really enjoyed the book too, so I am bummed to see it not translate to the big screen as well as I had hoped. I wonder if my expectations were too high due to just watching The Crown? The Crown's costumes and sets are pretty tough to beat. I will definitely continue with Victoria, but it's not my favorite of any means. Thanks for visiting, Christina!

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  3. I've only watched episode 1 but I really like it. John Litgow does a great job!

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    1. Yes, he does and you'll love Claire Foy's portrayal too. She's magnificent. Enjoy the show! Thanks for visiting, Amber.

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  4. I really enjoyed this too. I thought John Lithgow did a great job as Churchill and I also really enjoyed learning more about Philip's background. I feel like he made a lot of sacrifices - and I guess sometimes he didn't deal with that in the best way. It's interesting stuff.

    I'm looking forward to The White Princess - I watched the trailer last night & it looks good!

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    1. I'm so glad you loved this one as well. I agree. Philip definitely made a lot of sacrifices. Their relationship was rather tumultuous as times. I was surprised by this! Definitely interesting. I saw the trailer too....so excited for WP. I can't wait! Thanks for visiting, Leanna!

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  5. I need to watch this soon---I've been meaning to since before it came out. But oh, lol, I'm not sure I can take seeing Matt Smith in such a serious role :D He's such a great silly, lovable Doctor, not sure my heart could take it. This whole show does look fabulous, though, so I'll have to brave it.

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