My love for Netflix knows no bounds and they recently released the most expensive show in TV history (budget estimate $156 million) on 04th November and I jumped on it straight away, watching an episode every couple of days. They have described the show as:
‘The Crown focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading the world’s most famous monarchy while forging a relationship with legendary Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. The British Empire is in decline, the political world is in disarray, and a young woman takes the throne….a new era is dawning. Peter Morgan’s masterfully researched scripts reveal the Queen’s private journey behind the public facade with daring frankness. Prepare to be welcomed into the coveted world of power and privilege and behind locked doors in Westminster and Buckingham Palace….the leaders of an empire await.’
I have to say that I really am so impressed by the show. The performances by Matt Smith (Prince Philip) and Claire Foy (Queen Elizabeth II) are stellar. After watching only a few episodes, you really do feel invested in the characters and as if you are going through these events right along side them. The scenes after Elizabeth father’s death, are heartbreaking – mainly due to Claire Foy’s amazing performance. The filming, set design and costume design all add to how impressive this show looks on screen.
I actually do not know much about the history of Queen Elizabeth II and so it is all new to me, making the show that much more interesting to watch. I have just finished the fourth episode and look forward to finishing the series.
Have you been watching The Crown? What did you think? Let me know in the comments 🙂