The Crown (spoiler)

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The Crown (spoiler)

Post by Léa Aupetit on Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:41 pm

I've choose this series because it's the one I'm currently watching, but it won't last long since there are just two season and I'm watching several episodes every day. It's not the first time I begin this series. I tried to watch it few month ago but I didn't really liked it. It's a problem I have with a lot of series (at the beginning I didn't like Sense 8 which is really stupid because it's now one of my favorite of all time!)
There is no suspens in this series, of course, it's a real story so you already now what happened but it's interesting to watch if you are curious and want to see what it looks like to be queen of the United Kingdom.
The main actress is, in my opinion, really amazing. I also like her sister and her husband. She is very good at acting. You can sometimes feel her loneliness and the debate going on in her mind because of her position. She has to do things she wouldn't have done if she was not the head of the state, especially about her sister's attitude.
In the first episode she's not yet the Queen. I like this series because I learned a lot about the British royal family. The story is based on real facts but I'm pretty sure they added some things to make it more appealing and attractive to watch.


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Post by Léa Aupetit on Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:27 am

Lets talk about one of the first episode of the series, the one I was really looking forward to watching: the crowning one.
In this episode Elizabeth and her husband have some trouble. They don't get along well. In order to make him feel important and happy, the queen decides to let Philip control the ceremony. The story tells he's the one who decide to make the ceremony a television event so as to modernize the crown. So he's one of the people who helped the Royal family to become modern and really appreciated.
Another character will be extremely important in this processus too. He appears in the season 2 in the episode 5 entitled 'puppet'. Jaguar, an English lord will strongly criticized the monarchy through his own newspaper (he was a chief editor) but also in a TV show watched by almost everybody in England. Finally, the queen will ask him during a private interview what he thinks of royalty. He will share with her these recommendations, which she will take into account in order to gain popularity among the English.

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Post by Léa Aupetit on Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:42 pm

At the beginning of season 2, Philip leaves for a tour in the Indian and Pacific ocean as a royal representator. He has to open the ceremony of the Olympic game in Melbourne.
The relationship between them is really complicated at this point. They know they won’t see each other for 5 month. They have to find a solution but they know they can’t divorce because it is against the royalty’s rules. I found the queen very endearing in these episodes. As her husband moved away from her, she feels very lonely.
The Prince’s best friend is also navigating with him. The episode shows that they are seeing other women in every harbours they berth in. The fidelity problem of Philip won’t be solved until the end of the series in the final episode. The Queen won’t have the strenght to talk about this with him before.
During the same time, we follow the story of Philip’s best friend and his wife. When she hear about the infidelity of her husband she gets in touch with a lawyer to ask him about divorce’s law. Unfortunately for her, her husband having an affair « is not a good reason to divorce ». But it’s also a problem for the crown because if it’s revealed it will be a huge scandal for the royal family.

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Post by Léa Aupetit on Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:43 pm

At the end of some episodes (especially in season 2) we discover an explanation as well as pictures that show that the facts from the episodes are true. I like the historical part of this series. This allows us to learn more about the British's History.
More precisely, in the episodes 6, we discover that the former king who abdicated, the queen's uncle, did so because he had to. Advisors of the crown forced him to. In fact, he wanted to live with another woman, not recognized by the crown.
But during the episode the Queen learned that her uncle had made a pact with Hitler to overthrow power in England but also to let the nazi bombing London. With this pact he also allowed Hitler to invade France and because of him thousands of English soldiers died. In exchange, Hitler would have help him become king again. So, he betrayed his brother (the actual King), but also his country. As the queen couldn't let this information escape (it would have been a massive problem for the government and the royal family if people had learned that former King Edward VIII was a traitor) she decided to banish and deny him the right to work again in this country.

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Post by Admin on Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:39 pm

My wife really likes this series.
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