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The Crown: Season 6

Having binged all four episodes, with the rest being released in December, all I can say is... Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

by Anonymousreply 37December 11, 2023 4:42 AM

On episode 3 and it’s a real snooze fest….very muffled, soft and lifeless

by Anonymousreply 1November 16, 2023 10:00 PM

Every single person felt like an extra this season

by Anonymousreply 2November 16, 2023 11:15 PM

Dominic West was the only strong actor/character….but he had so little to work with. I’m honestly shocked by how utterly awful this season is

by Anonymousreply 3November 16, 2023 11:18 PM

Shut up! It’s my favorite series. I haven’t started watching yet!

by Anonymousreply 4November 16, 2023 11:43 PM

Oh, no. Not the dead conversations.

by Anonymousreply 5November 17, 2023 6:06 AM

Stay away from these threads, R4 chicken little

Spoiler: Diana dies.

by Anonymousreply 6November 17, 2023 7:55 AM

The Ghost Diana bits were absolutely awful. In neither scenes they never even mentioned “the boys”? Peter Morgan seriously fucked up with the Ghost Diana and Ghost Dodi shit. And speaking of which the demonization of daddy came off as just a tad racist to me.

by Anonymousreply 7November 17, 2023 3:21 PM

I agree, the Ghosts were so hammy and so very unnecessary. This show used to be about QE2, politics, a country in turmoil, etc. It was interesting.

Now it’s just a telenovela with good sets and costumes.

by Anonymousreply 8November 17, 2023 6:53 PM

Maudlin. Tabloid. The Diana-ization of The Crown is complete.

by Anonymousreply 9November 17, 2023 11:10 PM

Way too many paparazzi chaos with Diana stretched over three episodes. I know it was there for a reason but it was just too much. I’d rather we got a scene or two with Margaret chasing a stage actor or something.

by Anonymousreply 10November 18, 2023 1:56 AM

I thought Margret’s story lines were fascinating in the early seasons. Also would have loved to learn a bit more about Anne.

Andrew and Edward are completely out of the picture.

Apart from the introduction of their royal.uk website there is absolutely nothing hinting at a rapidly changing world, heading for the turn of the century.

Not a single bit about British politics, no crises, nothing. No mention off Hong Kong soon being returned to China.

We only see QE2 sporadically as a stoic granny, and not as the head of state of, especially back then, a world super power.


by Anonymousreply 11November 18, 2023 10:21 AM

The actor playing Dodi is cute.

by Anonymousreply 12November 18, 2023 1:54 PM

I wouldn't believe Anything this series has stated. It a TV Show not a Documentary.

by Anonymousreply 13November 18, 2023 2:02 PM

Eddie McVey, the guy who plays William is so sexy.

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by Anonymousreply 14November 19, 2023 5:12 AM

I knew they would portray the days before Diana's death, but devoting almost four entire episodes to those few weeks was overkill and, for me, felt ghoulish. The story could have been told quite effectively without showing us the moment Charles broke the news to the boys and Mohammad wailing over his son's corpse. Hoping the second half covers more ground; a focus on William and Kate's romance won't hold my interest.

Speaking of, I'll be glad when the actor at R14 takes over as adult William. The dude playing him as a teen looks like a serial killer.

by Anonymousreply 15November 19, 2023 5:23 AM

R15, yes, this yunger William did look very disturbed.I loved the little actor who played Harry.

by Anonymousreply 16November 19, 2023 3:13 PM

I loved teen William. He was my favorite part of these four episodes.

by Anonymousreply 17November 19, 2023 5:49 PM

[quote] the demonization of daddy came off as just a tad racist to me.

Mohammed Fayed was a nut. He concocted some story about how Scotland was founded by an Egyptian princess and claimed Scots were Egyptian. Made a statue of Michael Jackson for a football stadium. Another retarded billionaire.

The actor who plays his son very much resemble Dodi Fayed

by Anonymousreply 18November 25, 2023 10:36 PM

Now I don't feel bad about missing it. I dropped Netflix.

by Anonymousreply 19November 25, 2023 10:47 PM

They did the William is shy bit to the point of cringe.

So overplayed was it that William came off as a bit aspie

by Anonymousreply 20November 25, 2023 11:06 PM

Here’s a podcast discussion of Episode 4. I can’t believe none of the three panelists hated the “Ghost Diana” and “Ghost Dodi” as much as I did (along with a fair amount of critics). Following that is a moderately interesting interview with the director of the episode.

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by Anonymousreply 21November 26, 2023 5:26 PM

Can’t get over the ridiculous casting of Dominick West as Charles. And of course, he’s portrayed as a great empath and wonderful leader on this series, because who wants to diss the king and lose all royal access.

He’s a spoiled, selfish twat.

by Anonymousreply 22November 26, 2023 6:42 PM

I enjoyed episodes 1:to 3, The ghost episode was cringe.

by Anonymousreply 23November 26, 2023 6:48 PM

The Crown used to the THE BEST SERIES ON THE AIR - until Princess Diana came into the picture. Since then it just hasn't been the same. I am also deeply disapointed at the last actor to play the Queen. She's a very good actress, and likeable, but in other things. She seems to have a constant "smirk" which the real Queen did not have. Olivia Coleman (sans the wrong eye color) and Claire Foy did such beautiful jobs. Its still a beautifully shot series, well acted, etc. My problem is they took 4 episodes for Diana and Dodi. It's the Crown. I understand that some generations may be curious about the story but there have been so many Diana movies we all know this story very well. And --- it was just OK. THe creator would have been better served if he had just left his film THE QUEEN stand for itself. With the words NO GO WATCH THE FILM THE QUEEN as we turn the page into more drama. Two episodes would have covered it - we didn;t need 4. Smart of Netflix to split it up.

by Anonymousreply 24November 27, 2023 7:30 AM

I liked it. I love that they went deep into an imagined version of what Diana was doing in those last days before her death.

by Anonymousreply 25November 27, 2023 7:45 AM

I think part of the reason the early seasons were well received is because they were Before Our Time. But then the whole government/Queen opposed Margaret’s marriage to Townsend, so sad turned out to be a complete myth and after that, I watched with a more skeptical eye. Yes, it’s loudly proclaimed to be half fiction but the series really does believable fiction like:

The best scene in the series, the king dies and Elizabeth is now queen, her mother and sister kiss her on the cheek and then curtsy. Philip follows her down the stairs and Queen Mary arrives in full mourning, does a deep curtsy, sinking to the floor (and getting up again without assistance!), never taking her eyes of Elizabeth. Did it happen like that IRL? Who knows, but it fully conveyed the gravity of the situation that young Elizabeth found herself in.

by Anonymousreply 26November 27, 2023 2:06 PM

I loved the first 4 episodes and found myself crying a lot and both Charles' and the Queen's grief over Diana's death. I wish they had appreciated her more in life. The part with William and Harry was especially sad, including the part about him (Wm) going missing for 14 hrs near Balmoral, overcome with grief.

by Anonymousreply 27November 28, 2023 6:35 PM

The poor kid just wanted to be alone for a while which is difficult in a fully staffed castle.

by Anonymousreply 28November 28, 2023 6:41 PM

[r24] was the entire margaret marriage denial entirely - 100% - a fake story? I did check things as I watched this series but never checked that... that was such a long arch it went on for searsons. Was it really made up?

by Anonymousreply 29December 3, 2023 4:12 PM

[[R27]] opps mean for R27: was the entire margaret marriage denial entirely - 100% - a fake story? I did check things as I watched this series but never checked that... that was such a long arch it went on for searsons. Was it really made up?

by Anonymousreply 30December 3, 2023 4:13 PM

[[[R26]]] sorry guys must be still asleep I meant this comment to go to R26: Was the entire margaret marriage denial entirely - 100% - a fake story? I did check things as I watched this series but never checked that... that was such a long arch it went on for searsons. Was it really made up?

by Anonymousreply 31December 3, 2023 4:15 PM

What R22 typed is 1 million percent correct!!

Seriously, Charles has cared about 2 people since becoming the Prince of Wales...himself and the Rottweiler.

He is a spoiled selfish TWAT!!

by Anonymousreply 32December 3, 2023 4:54 PM

R11 nailed this. What made the first three (or four) seasons so good was it wasn't just about the royal family; it was about the world in relationship to and with the family.

Four episodes about Diana - a story we all know quite well - so missed the point of what made the series soar. I didn't hate these episodes. But the first three seasons of The Crown were riveting. This just felt like maudlin Diana worship.

by Anonymousreply 33December 10, 2023 9:40 AM

Would the monarchy have survived without Diana? If Charles had somehow married the unglamorous Camilla as his first wife, would the public have any interest in them at this time? Diana passed on her height and good looking genes to Wills and his kids. For that, the royal family should be eternally grateful.

by Anonymousreply 34December 10, 2023 10:23 AM

Yeah the Germans are small. Victoria was called a dwarf by her own husband. Diana had some “good length of bone” so maybe the English genes will stretch those little German legs.

by Anonymousreply 35December 11, 2023 12:56 AM

Philip said of Diana-“she will breed height into the line.”

Surprised they didn’t bring Fergie’s scandals into these last two seasons. The scene of her coming down to breakfast at Sandringham, and the entire family looking at the pictures of her having her toes sucked, would have been priceless. Also the Queen was the only one of the senior royals who had a soft spot for Fergie by then-Philip and her mother hated her.

Another mini scandal that should have been included-Diana crank calling her lovers, and the scandal/lawsuit that arose when the owners of Diana’s gym secretly photographed her working out. Also-Camilla was getting harassed in the street by people when the Morton book came out-supposedly she went into a grocery store and another shopper started heckling her and throwing dinner rolls at het.

I get they had a limited number of episodes in these last two seasons, but it seems they wasted a lot of time on the Fayed’s backstory and Philip’s carriage driving.

by Anonymousreply 36December 11, 2023 1:07 AM

I’m still pissed the show never depicted Princess Anne’s would-be abduction.

by Anonymousreply 37December 11, 2023 4:42 AM
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