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Old 18 February 2017, 11:04
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The Crown

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The Crown covers the progression of Queen Elizabeth II, from just after WWII onward.

I'm two episodes in and find it so far to be absolutely amazing.



As an aside, America needs a true Winston Churchill. Really.
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Old 18 February 2017, 11:35
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I saw this and thought was gong to be kind of either dry, like many British dramas, or kind of like a "soap opera". But, if you like it, may have to give it a shot. Good historical drama and not your typical British dry soap opera type of show?
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Old 18 February 2017, 12:23
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I really enjoyed it. It's a very well done family drama where that family is the Windsors.
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I really enjoyed the detail given to the opulence of the residences and buildings, as well as the sheer number of footmen!! And if John Lithgow doesn't receive an Emmy nomination, let alone win, for his portrayal of Churchill, it will be a shame.
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Old 18 February 2017, 21:34
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I enjoyed it, my wife and I bing watched it during a snowstorm. I mostly started watching it to see John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, as that was pretty much the only thing I knew about the show before I started watching it, but really enjoyed pretty much everything about the show.
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Old 18 February 2017, 23:40
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Make that seven episodes in, and my opinion has not changed.

A must-see, indeed.
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Just started it last night. 2 episodes in and I'm hooked.

Really good cast. Jared Harris as King George and Lithgow as Churchill. Seriously good acting...
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Do they cover her initiation into the Illuminati in Season 1, or do I have to wait until a later season for that story to unfold?

I've actually got this on reserve, it sounds like a good series, although I imagine they've dramatized it a bit to keep the dry historical aspects on simmer.

I also thought The Queen with Helen Mirren was pretty decent, covered that period of time after Tony Blair was elected PM and Princess Diana died, and people were speculating that the monarchy was in danger of collapsing.
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John Lithgow should get an Emmy for sure. He is amazing as Churchill.
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I'm finding it kind of slow. I started it before and after rereading this thread tried to give it another shot, not working out for me.
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I'm finding it kind of slow. I started it before and after rereading this thread tried to give it another shot, not working out for me.
Yep, I agree. Got about half way through the first episode. Not for me. Like one of those dry British dramas. Meh....

I guess if you are really into modern British history or a fan of the royal family, which I really could care less about, you would find it interesting.
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I'm finding it kind of slow. I started it before and after rereading this thread tried to give it another shot, not working out for me.
I mentioned in another thread about the royal family a report I read that Charles has his valet/butler squeeze the toothpaste out of its tube for him. Back in Elizabeth's early years, the butler's probably brushed their teeth.

Sounds pretty exciting to me.
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I only got 1.5 episodes in last time I tried to watch this because I guess it wasn't something I was into at the time.
But I am glad I gave this another shot.
Just finished up episode 4 and I really like this show.

Some interesting parts of history I never studied that are very fun to learn, and the mother of King George (Albert) is quite a fascinating character so far.
Of course Lithgow is doing a fine job.
The actor who plays King George is from Mad Men - Jared Harris.
I like Claire Foy in the character of QE II.

I had to push through the first episode and - 1/2 but after that I am starting to enjoy this show. It definitely has its own pace which took time to get used to for sure.
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I've started watching & so far I like it.
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I really enjoyed the detail given to the opulence of the residences and buildings, as well as the sheer number of footmen!! And if John Lithgow doesn't receive an Emmy nomination, let alone win, for his portrayal of Churchill, it will be a shame.
Congratulations to John Lithgow - Outstanding Supporting Actor!!
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My wife is an anglophile, so we watched it. It started slow enough, but by the end I really liked it. It was good to follow with Victoria on PBS.
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