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The Crown
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 10, 2018 12:54PM
anyone watching? we just started it. lots of writers embellishment aka bs.



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 10, 2018 12:58PM
mrs. cbelt3 loves it. Lots of documented proof of many of the elements in it. We would, perforce, have to defer to an actual Subject for clear conclusions. Voodoopenguin ?
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Re: The Crown
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 10, 2018 01:02PM
My understanding is, though some of the scenes, language, etc, have been "over dramatized", the basics are all (or, at least as close as can reasonably be ascertained) true.

Putting aside whether it's accurate or not, it's a pretty darn good show.
I burned through the whole thing in a binge-watch over weekend and into the following week in the evenings. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Plus, the actress that plays Princess Margaret gives me lewd feelings and thoughts.



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: raz
Date: July 10, 2018 01:21PM
it's one of the few non-cooking shows The Wife is willing to watch on streaming. So, yes, very good. We're eagerly awaiting the next season.



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: hal
Date: July 10, 2018 01:23PM
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Fritz
anyone watching? we just started it. lots of writers embellishment aka bs.

watch it as a drama, not a historical document and have fun.
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Re: The Crown
Posted by: graylocks
Date: July 10, 2018 01:24PM
i like it. never assumed any of the conversations were true just the surrounding events. it's theatre.



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: lost in space
Date: July 10, 2018 01:27PM
My wife and I are liking it a lot. We seem to be drifting more and more to British productions on the heels of Downton Abbey.

True, there's a fair amount of license taken by the writers, but from what I can tell, there's a lot of basis in fact.



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 10, 2018 02:40PM
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cbelt3
mrs. cbelt3 loves it. Lots of documented proof of many of the elements in it. We would, perforce, have to defer to an actual Subject for clear conclusions. Voodoopenguin ?

He's not old enough to provide all that much context at this point. They'll be switching out all of the main actors moving forward.
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Re: The Crown
Posted by: rgG
Date: July 10, 2018 03:10PM
We enjoyed it.





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Re: The Crown
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: July 10, 2018 03:11PM
We couldn't get enough of it. And we're not big TV watchers.

I thought the woman who played the queen was absolutely pitch perfect in her acting. Not one second did I pop out of my watching to think, "oh, now she's acting."

5 stars.



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: July 10, 2018 03:14PM
Watched it a ways back. Very enjoyable, if fictionalized by more than a measure.

Great casting, IMO. Absolutely loved John Lithgow as Churchill.

There are articles and mentions on the Queen's reaction to the series and its portrayals of history, if you care to know about it.

Looking forward to S3, where it will advance by some years. (from Wikipedia; "By October 2017, "early production" had begun on an anticipated third and fourth season, and by the following January, Netflix confirmed the series had been renewed for a third and fourth season."

Olivia Colman (probably best known for "Broadchurch") will take over the role of Queen Elizabeth II for Series 3 & 4.



same as it ever was



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: July 10, 2018 03:33PM
Terrific series.
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Re: The Crown
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 10, 2018 05:34PM
yea Claire Foy kills it as does Lithgow and Jared Harris, King George VI.
There are many strong players.
Other than Elizabeth II and her dad, a lot of people come of as real 5h1t5.

Wife and I both find too many glazey eyed shots of couples.
Lots of lovely cars.

Not knowing (or particularity caring) about much of Brit history until very recently, it fills in holes. Just keeping track of the royals made me look up the family tree to understand.
But we do find ourselves saying, that doesn't sound right. Look it up and it isn't or wasn't.

Still, well done. I compromised on this one as we have watched a couple of old Brit espionage that I like.

State of Play, Worricker Trilogy, Edge of Darkness if you're interested.
Joe Don Baker is brilliant in the later.



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 10, 2018 05:59PM
It is going to be interesting how viewers react to the change of cast next season. All the principal actors are being replaced due to the need to age them. There will be another cast switch in a future season as the story moves closer to the present.



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: tuqqer
Date: July 10, 2018 06:02PM
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Fritz
State of Play, Worricker Trilogy, Edge of Darkness if you're interested.
Joe Don Baker is brilliant in the later.

Fritz, thanks for these. Putting them on my watch list.



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 10, 2018 06:20PM
I haven't watched it, as the genre doesn't interest me much.

But sometimes something grabs me unexpectedly and is unexpectedly enjoyable. Given enough positive points, I can ignore minor inaccuracies in the name of taking some degree of license.


The very last thing I expect, especially in period pieces, is historical accuracy. If end I up picking apart a show because it's historically or technically inaccurate, then the writer, director, and maybe cast has failed to suspend my disbelief bubble.

That's generally not an easy thing to do.




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Re: The Crown
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 10, 2018 06:31PM
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tuqqer

Fritz, thanks for these. Putting them on my watch list.

yea, NP. Edge might be difficult to find this side of the pond.



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Re: The Crown
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 11, 2018 11:28AM
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RAMd®d
I haven't watched it, as the genre doesn't interest me much.

But sometimes something grabs me unexpectedly and is unexpectedly enjoyable. Given enough positive points, I can ignore minor inaccuracies in the name of taking some degree of license.


The very last thing I expect, especially in period pieces, is historical accuracy. If end I up picking apart a show because it's historically or technically inaccurate, then the writer, director, and maybe cast has failed to suspend my disbelief bubble.

That's generally not an easy thing to do.

You'll enjoy this. It's genre busting.
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Re: The Crown
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 11, 2018 01:10PM
...what is Doctor Who doing with royalty......???



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