The Crown (2016-): Season 2

Title: The Crown

Year: 2017

Genre:  Drama | History |

Season: 1| 2 | 3| 4 |

Runtime: 58 min/Episode

Creator: Peter Morgan

Starring: Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby 

imdb 8,7/10

Season two covers the time period between 1956 and 1964. Claire Foy continues to portray the Queen in the earlier part of her reign, and the season covers the Suez Crisis in 1956, the retirement of the Queen’s third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, in 1963 following the Profumo affair political scandal, and the births of Prince Andrew in 1960 and Prince Edward in 1964.

COMBINING ROYALTY AND PERSONAL LIFE EQUAL A SUCCESS STORY

Netflix top-notch historical-drama series The Crown return in a second season gives more insight in the characters, their lives, their duties and relationship. Already from the beginning in the debuting episode of the second series, the marriage-storyline establishes how it will come together.

The series expands on grandeur territories, it indicates a much grander which also takes a strain on our lead characters- Philip and Elizabeth. This season tells the story brilliantly blending the royal atmospheric and political game together with their personal life and issues as marriage and family problems. The plot isn’t straightforward as it was conducted before in the first season, it shifts plenty between characters and in some episodes are more focused on one character than others.  The British artful and style in editing, writing and acting brings a sombre elegance to the subject. It provides an intelligent drama, a biographical story following three timelines divided in two.

Claire Foy and Matt Smith bring a dynamic relationship and a compassionate love for each other which is the golden part of the whole series, how they struggle with each other. Some people do probably relate to this as this series has a sombre tone in it distinguish form. The second part focuses partly more on marriage between the duke and the Queen,  it also expands the storyline on how the sovereign tries to keep Britain together in a time of deceit.

Of course, some of the stories and scenes are probably altered or changed for the most dramatic effect, and for what it is, it has paid off as this is the most popular series to date. It exceeds how Game of Thrones made its run. It doesn’t have the same dynamic plot as Breaking Bad had. The second series doesn’t decrease in quality, it rather expands on the plot. Entering in some unknown territories. It keeps the same quality it had the first season. The budget and the hype in the second season have increased as well, with high-quality music, brilliant performances, relatable story and a binge-worthy season.  It doesn’t go without saying that season two is a far better than its predecessor even though it’s Foy’s and Smith’s final season. Remember, there’s no justice in politics.

 

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