Netflix to me is the epitome of popular culture, widely watched, and entertainment. It took a bit of exploring to see the true diversity in what it has to offer-such as with Race To The White House, The Crown, Outnumbered, and Pretty Little Liars.
Now, I’ve never really classified myself as a staunch Royalist, or a Republican; to me, the royal family are formidable indurviduals who are just seemingly always there. They are a part of English Life. Because, after all, it’s a constutional monarchy-we don’t have a president. We have a Prime Minister, but they aren’t head of state. I’d also not been very sympathetic; these indurviduals, who lived in great privilege, didn’t seem to do anything. Wrong! Enter The Crown …
Constantly flashing forward and back, it focuses on our current Sovergien, her accession, as well as previous education, ready to become Monarch.
What’s brilliant is the history behind the series; an incredible amount was spent to replicate seemingly everything , but there’s always references, back and forth. For instance, the abdication-and the ensuring ‘Constutional crisis’-is continually talked about, whilst still fresh in everyone’s mind. New monarch, new rules, new reign, though. And the Prime Ministers! There’s Mr Churchill, Mr Attlee, Mr Eden..
The character I have most sympathy for is Prince Phillip-the man who took British citizenship, who married, yet had his name taken away from him (his children wouldn’t be Mountbatten, but Windsors’), and seemingly without a hobby. (He goes flying-but even this is subject to Cabinet Approval.) Yet, he’s the bird in the glided cage, who is stuck where he is. Matt S
Then there’s Margaret..Margaret! The Queen’s sister, she doesn’t have an understanding of The Crown , and how you have to rule for the people, be the aspiration. Having not lived through this era of history, and having no knowledge of it, I was very grateful.
I would just like to see a little more limelight given to Phillip, though!
What do you think-have you seen The Crown?