First review of 2018! 😃
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⚫️ This season covers the events between the Suez Crisis in 1956 and Prime Minister Harold Macmillan’s retirement.
- This season focuses a lot on dealing with the media and the people. The season doesn’t have a single linear storyline, but instead a complication of episodes that feature the royals dealing with the media & the people. Even though there’s no linear storyline, the recurring theme of dealing with the public eye contributes to keeping the season consistent. You’ll witness the facade the royals have to put on for the public. At times, it can make the viewer quite uncomfortable. With that being said, I’m a bit disappointed that the episodes aren’t as thrilling as I remember them to be. The episodes aren’t a drag though; the season moves along in a faster beat compared to most period shows. The second half of the season is definitely the better half.
- Queen Elizabeth seems to be a quiet character, but when she’s talking, she talks loud with strength & poise. The queen tries to her emotions and even looks away a number of times, maybe because her status calls for showing strength not weakness, but looking closely, Claire Foy expresses the queen’s emotions through her eyes, which she does incredibly well. In this season, the queen is definitely tougher yet still shows a lot of vulnerability, especially in the second half of the season. Foy does a great job of portraying someone who has the weight of the world on her shoulders in a graceful manner. It’s as if looking at real royalty. The certain kind of vulnerability displayed this time also contributes to the consistency of the season.
- The score is impactful. Having watched Dunkirk this summer, I recognized the style, and I was happy to learn to that The Crown’s score is, in fact, done by Hans Zimmer.
- The costumes & setting makes the show even more enjoyable to watch.
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