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Old 11-24-20, 08:32 PM
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

Just finished. Solid season and whew Charles is a real shit head.
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Just finished. Solid season. I think it was better than 3, but seems like they could have done a much better job focusing on some of the broader events of the era.

I knew nothing about the Mountbatten death, but your telling me that didn’t have a lasting effect on people? There wasn’t any sort of outburst from Philip demanding revenge or sending in troops? Seems like something he’d have done.

The fact the series plays so loose with time remains my biggest gripe. Each season has covered 10-15 years. While neat to some degree, it makes it near impressive to follow where these people are on their lives, a sense of major events or person developments. For example, Anne got married at some point and also underwent a massive kidnapping attempt experience. I’d rather if had a bit of focus on that instead of 1 of the Charles based episodes.

I didn’t occur to me this group was wrapping up until the Christmas photo which emulated the last scene of season 2. The abrupt change of cast threw us off in season 3, but we’ve come to like this lot in their own way. They’ll certainly be missed too.
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

Overall, this remains one of my favorite shows. I keep saying to myself, I should have no interest in this, but it keeps its hooks in me.

That said, I would say season 4 was my least favorite. That is mainly because I just dont find Diana and Charles that interesting, in real life or the show. Anytime the show moves away from the older generation to the kids, my mind tends to wander a bit. Olivia Coleman is just a joy to watch, so I hate when it goes elsewhere. I also think Tobias Menzies was fantastic as Phillip.

Sad to see this cast go away, but the show has built up enough capitol after the shift from cast 1 to cast 2 to prove that we are in good hands.
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Just finished and while I don't think this was the strongest season it was still very good.

Tobias Menzies absolutely kills it as Prince Phillip. I found myself wanting more scenes with him.
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

I don't know if I can finish. It was hard watching Diana with her eating disorder, I don't know if I can watch her, let's call it "endgame" to avoid spoilers.
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

Dominic West for the Charles Role.
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

Elizabeth Debicki is very tall for that role, especially compared to Emma Corrin.
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
Elizabeth Debicki is very tall for that role, especially compared to Emma Corrin.
She's 6'3", very tall for almost any role.
Kristen Stewart is also playing Diana and she's 5'5".

Diana was actually 5'10", right in the middle of those two.
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She's 6'3", very tall for almost any role.
Kristen Stewart is also playing Diana and she's 5'5".
Naomi Watts also played Diana, and she is also 5' 5". I guess that means Debicki is 10 inches too tall.

Or the height of actresses not on The Crown is irrelevant to the discussion. Your choice.
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

Netflix is in early-stage conversations with The Crown producer Left Bank over a prequel to the smash hit royal drama.

The show’s penultimate season will launch later this year, introducing a slew of new characters such as Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana, and sources confirmed a potential prequel is in discussion.

Any prequel would likely cover the pre-World War Two era or late Victorian era when Queen Victoria reigned. She was the UK’s longest-serving monarch until Queen Elizabeth took that record several years ago.

Deadline understands conversations over the prequel are in their early stages and it is not yet in development nor near greenlight stage.

Peter Morgan’s series, which will run for six seasons before concluding, has arguably been the UK’s biggest Netflix hit, costing around £100M ($130BN) per six-part run and featuring huge stars including Olivia Colman, Matt Smith and Helena Bonham Carter.

Joining the season five cast as Queen Elizabeth is Imelda Staunton, while Dominic West is playing Prince Charles.

Left Bank has made and is producing a number of other series for Netflix including female-led action adventure series Palomino, Behind Her Eyes and Álex Pina’s White Lines.

Netflix declined to comment.

The Daily Mail first reported news of the prequel.
https://deadline.com/2022/04/the-cro...ns-1234997110/
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

Hmmm. Not sure I'm interested in either of those eras. Pre-WWII will give me a "Downton Abbey" vibe. Victorian era might be ok though so we'll see.. But if I'm honest, I dig British Royalty and Period Stuff so I'm sure I'll still check whatever they do.
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

November 9:

Inspired by real events, this fictional dramatisation tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II and the political and personal events that shaped her reign.

It’s a new decade, and the royal family are facing what may be their biggest challenge yet: proving their continued relevance in ‘90s Britain. As Diana and Charles wage a media war, cracks begin to splinter the royal foundation.
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Look good, can't wait.
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Can't wait.
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

I noticed that Elizabeth Debicki is credited at the end of the cast with a special "and" placement, but is not credited at all when she is not in an episode.
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Re: The Crown (Netflix) -- Queen Elizabeth II series from Peter Morgan

1st ep was good. Setting up things. Dominic West is nailing older Charles thus far.
Old 11-10-22, 11:56 PM
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I'm on episode 6, and the take away so far is that these people all hate each other.
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4 eps in. Really enjoyed how the brought in the Al fayeds. Feels like they could have their own show. Casting for mou mou is perfection.
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4 eps in. Really enjoyed how the brought in the Al fayeds. Feels like they could have their own show. Casting for mou mou is perfection.
I totally teared up, when he took care of Sydney in the end.
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I'm four episodes into the new season and it's great so far. Conflicting feelings about Dominic playing Charles as I love Dominic West and don't care much for the new King. The new Queen is doing a good job as well, I don't much like the characters the actress has played in the past (Harry Potter and Malificent roles) but she comes off stately in this.
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Finished. I feel like this season was more a personal soap opera about rich people than the previous seasons which were more like historical fiction. Very little about political or world events and the royal family in reaction to those events.
I felt like the show was spinning its wheels a bit in the first half, waiting to get to Charles and Diana's divorce in the back half, and get really good.
But still a superior television production overall.
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Finished. I feel like this season was more a personal soap opera about rich people than the previous seasons which were more like historical fiction. Very little about political or world events and the royal family in reaction to those events.
I felt like the show was spinning its wheels a bit in the first half, waiting to get to Charles and Diana's divorce in the back half, and get really good.
But still a superior television production overall.
I was entertained through out the season, but I actually missed the historical events. It was the combination of those and the personal stories which made the show great. It still was very good, but John Major was hardly in it. There were several bombings by the IRA and Major was critized for dropping the requirement the IRA is disarmed prior to peace negotiations. There were a lot of bombings at that time.
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Today is Prince King Charles' 74th birthday. huzzah.

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