A bit too dramatic, y'know the cliched 'pulling out all dirty laundry of the Royals'. But it's not too bad, and John Lithgow is really astonishing. All I'm worrying is if this going to be a six-season series, would they finally got into Lady Di story? ...the Naomi Watts' traumatic biopic made me cringing just to imagine it.
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.