Pico Tv: The Crown, a series of English royalty

this owl He saw on television the images of the mortal remains of Queen Elizabeth II arriving at their final destination: the chapel in memory of King George VI, in Windsor Castle. In the morning I saw again ‘The Crown’which was awarded at the Golden Globes. This series is inspired, precisely, by the life of Queen Elizabeth II of England and is one of the most expensive productions on Netflix.

the gem of the streaming platform is takes advantage of the British talent for historical dramas and wrapped up in a stratospheric budget that has allowed them not to have any kind of problems in their four seasons, managing to hire great actors like Jonathan Pryce, Helena Bonham Carter or Gillian Anderson (‘Secret X-Files’).

In the series, one does not know whether to doubt or take for granted the life of royalty, which the world only followed, for their good, through gossip magazines and celebrities, such as ‘Vanidades’, ‘Buen Hogar’, ‘People’ or, to the queen’s dismay, by the terrible tabloid English newspapers with amazing print runs, such as ‘Daily Mirror’ or ‘The Sun’, which bare their impressive ‘dirty laundry’.

To begin with, the first season recreates the joyful era of an England that liquidated Nazism, Sir Winston Churchill is the prime minister and went from hero to villain… and suffers.

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The victory is already behind and now his political enemies want to knock him down. In any case, it is fiction and must be treated as such, a fiction that serves as a common thread to tell in a didactic way not only the reign of Elizabeth II, but also historical events of the second half of the 20th century, achieving an interesting mix of gossip about kings and ‘royal politics’.


How does a king learn? Or rather, how should a girl learn to be a queen? What is her function? And what about her husband? How was the relationship between the young Isabel and the veteran Winston Churchill?

The character of the British Prime Minister is precisely the star of the first season, with the superlative performance of John Lithgow, who won several nominations and even awards, more than deserved, for bringing to life copying gestures, movements and even physical features of Prime Minister Churchill .

Another winner is Jared Harris (son of the legendary Richard Harris), who plays George VI, Elizabeth’s father. The series hooks for its narration (especially with the subplots of the secondary characters), with the cheesy story of the lovesick and partying Princess Margarita, the cheeky and sometimes sinister sister of Isabel.

The idea behind this creation by Peter Morgan (also a screenwriter for the film ‘The Queen’, with Helen Mirren as Elizabeth II) is to complete the seven decades that the famous lady reigned, at a rate of decade per season.

To do this, the cast will evolve to adapt to the age of the characters in a certain period of time. That’s why the fourth season ended with Margaret Thatcher, the long-lived queen, Princess Diana and the ‘potato’ Prince Charles.

The best is the dramatization of a handful of characters who, despite representing an elite that goes beyond economic power, reflect the dreams and desires of their humble British subjects throughout the decades. An unmissable series. I turn off the television.


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