The Crown, a Netflix original, is considered one of the best series ever created. The story revolves around the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the day of her wedding on the 20th of November, 1947 up to the present day. This historical drama was written by the well known historical film and play writer, Peter Morgan has intended the series to last for six seasons, ten episodes each. (image source)
If you haven’t checked out the Crown, yet… here are the reasons why you should:
Highlighted Monarch Drama
To run the whole nation is quite a burden on someone’s shoulders, especially when you were positioned on it in an unexpected moment. A number of drama on “The Crown” has been highlighted, from the sudden death of King George VI, the controversy of Queen Elizabeth II sister’s romance, her husband’s feelings of being caged and not free, how she balances her being the Majesty, wife, mother, daughter and sister, the engagements with the PM and government.
Prince Philip’s Life
Now, the couple has been together for three scores and fourteen, and from the early years of their marriage the young Duke of Edinburgh has been coping up with his position under the Queen, his wife. In the series, his eyes speak deeply about how he’s feeling with all the responsibilities and roles he has to bear and portray to show great support for the love of his life, despite.
Life of Winston Churchill
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After Churchill has led around 3,000 men in the Battle of Britain, he has been the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He has served the government together with his Deputy, Anthony Eden who became the PM later after he retired.
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We get a glimpse of the life of monarchs through what social media is posting, but a question of what they are like on a daily basis is left on us. The Crown, on the other hand, has shown the life of the royalties, at least almost the same – it’s still a show, anyway. It was made with respect to how it’s likely to live like the Queen together with her family.
The fashion of the 1950s was showcased in the series, where circle dress, sheath dress, capri pants, headscarves, gloves, pearls, purse, and stockings are in. Who wouldn’t be the envy with Claire Foy as she dresses with the Queen’s replica wedding gown which only costs $34,814 USD and the rest of the clothes featuring vintage fashion?
The Crown’s first season covered events from 1947 to 1955, released on Netflix November 4, 2016. The second was 1956 to 1964, release on December 8, 2017. And the third season that was recently released last November 17, 2019, covers 1964 to 1977. In the first two seasons, Claire Foy portrays the Queen, Matt Smith as Prince Philip, and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. For the third, it is Olivia Colman as the Queen, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. The location was shot all throughout the United Kingdom and, for some scenes, abroad.