Ho sempre amato i film sulla famiglia reale inglese: Elizabeth, Il discorso del re, The Queen, L'altra donna del re, The young Victoria...questa serie tv non è da meno. Gli intrighi, le regole da seguire, le decisioni da prendere, le difficoltà nascoste dal lusso e un bel sorriso per i media. Non si può mai essere certi di quanto sia storia e quanto romanzo, ma questa serie tv mi ha tenuto incollata allo schermo.
I went into this series expecting either history and modernity as seen from the eyes of a monarch, or a woman and her family trapped by an ageing, useless system that parades them around as an ideal. This series tried to do a bit both, and was only marginally successful at either. That said, it's alright.
Well it is quite smashingly executed, truly posh. I heard it cost a ton plus people are sore that their parents' and grandparents' low to middle class post-war misery was shrugged away by focusing on a king's lung cancer. Be that as it may, I enjoyed this one immensely. Great writing, excellent acting. The machinations of the English crown - white man's escapism par excellence.