Last weekend I decided to Netflix and chill- alone, watching The Crown. Reviews said it was something to be digested slowly. I thoroughly enjoyed it and ended up binge watching the ten episodes available.
The Crown Review
This is a series from Netflix, same guys that brought us House of Cards, Narcos, Orange is the new black. I can say if you enjoyed Downton Abbey, you would like this.
The story is about the British Monarchy, It takes off at Queen Elizabeth’s wedding. Don’t worry, I can’t spoil it for you the storyline is on Wikipedia, and it is based on true life events, so we all know what happens.
I learnt this series cost a £100 million to make. It is one of the most expensive TV programs. It is beautiful to watch. Queen Elizabeth is played by Claire Foy. It gives what may just be the closest glimpse into what may be the lives of the royals. It endears you to the House of Windsor and the responsibilities they have to bear. No matter how you view modern day monarchy, you can see from this adaptation that it has a place in society.
“Monarchy is God’s sacred mission to grace and dignify the earth, to give ordinary people an ideal to strive towards, an example of nobility and duty to raise them in their wretched lives.” Queen Mary, the queen’s grandmother delivers the best lines.
There were a lot of hidden gems for me throughout the series but one I will pass on is that everyone has a role to play in the scheme of things and no matter how trivial you think your role is, it has an impact on the life of someone out there.
I admit this series is not for everyone, but it is a good history lesson and can help with the odd bits of information for conversation sake.
I say it is a 6/10.