But Will There Be Corgis? Thread Where We Discuss Netflix's THE CROWN

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Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 November 2016 20:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I blew through 3 episodes last night and I'm really enjoying it.

I love how the drama is provided by what's happening, they're not being heavyhanded and adding any excess unnecessary melodrama. I was a bit leery that they might Downton it up too much but it's very restrained.

I've heard they're planning to do SIX seasons, to cover the whole reign. Which...holy shit I'm in if it's going to be like this.

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 November 2016 20:39 (one year ago) Permalink

They do a very good job of underlining how the role of king/queen weighs very heavily on the person and the family -- like 'ugh my life would have been so much better if this had not happened to me' --- the duty is underscored very intentionally, and they do a good job of showing how disruptive it is to 'normal' life' (normal being landed aristocracy of course so, yknow, lol) (but still)

Jared Harrris' King George was so good

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 November 2016 20:43 (one year ago) Permalink

still finishing episode 2. will be really thankful when the coughing stops. the king is dead. long live the cough.

scott seward, Saturday, 5 November 2016 20:59 (one year ago) Permalink

when he isn't coughing i love his voice though.

scott seward, Saturday, 5 November 2016 21:00 (one year ago) Permalink

which makes sense cuz he comes from royal voice stock.

scott seward, Saturday, 5 November 2016 21:01 (one year ago) Permalink

does this go into brenda's origins as a 12-ft baby-eating lizard-person or nah

yokohama fuckdolphin (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 5 November 2016 21:09 (one year ago) Permalink

xp
you wouldn't say that about his accent in The Expanse.

He is listed as being in 7 eps on imdb so I presume much flashbacking and maybe not so much coughing to come.

calzino, Saturday, 5 November 2016 21:18 (one year ago) Permalink

lol whut xp

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 November 2016 21:30 (one year ago) Permalink

i was wiki-ing the various royal family members and i honestly had forgotten about fergie. i just hadn't thought of her in years. so much info on her house and her house next to her ex's house and that house burning and then her moving back in with her ex and her ex borrowing money from the convicted pedophile who is friends with donald trump and....i think i see why people like royal watching so much. it's endless.

scott seward, Saturday, 5 November 2016 21:35 (one year ago) Permalink

lol :D

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 November 2016 22:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Casting of Matt Smith as Prince Philip is ludicrous, Phil was impossibly good looking - in an Aryan Master Race way - as a young man, Matt Smith not so much.

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Saturday, 5 November 2016 23:21 (one year ago) Permalink

i wouldnt go that far, i think Smith embodies some of his inherent charm

http://media.vanityfair.com/photos/54ca8cbb494254fc09953fbb/master/pass/image.jpg

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 5 November 2016 23:32 (one year ago) Permalink

https://lisawallerrogers.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/queen-elizabeth-and-prince-philip-engagement-july-9_1947.jpg

That's impossibly good looking? I'd have sAid Smith was about as gl if not better. A matter of taste I guess but they're about in the same league.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Sunday, 6 November 2016 00:11 (one year ago) Permalink

"even his testicles looked like red rosy apples"

calzino, Sunday, 6 November 2016 00:18 (one year ago) Permalink

ep5 opener: Little Lizzy helping her Dad by pretending to be Archbishop for the coronation gave me all the feels damn this show to hell

<3

also I never knew about that great smog business. 12,000? blimey.

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 November 2016 05:20 (one year ago) Permalink

worst killer fog in history.

scott seward, Sunday, 6 November 2016 05:27 (one year ago) Permalink

i was definitely feeling the end of that second episode. DRAMA.

scott seward, Sunday, 6 November 2016 05:28 (one year ago) Permalink

that whole second episode was just really great t.v. kudos!

scott seward, Sunday, 6 November 2016 05:28 (one year ago) Permalink

streaking ahead sorry but

Coronation: a+
They used Edward so cleverly in this episode in particular, drag him to his bitchy lowest in the earlier episodes to allow him a bittersweet moment in the sun, very nicely done

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 November 2016 06:46 (one year ago) Permalink

Never gave much thought to actual practicality of walking in the crown

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 November 2016 06:47 (one year ago) Permalink

bit of the og magic show

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 November 2016 06:54 (one year ago) Permalink

ugh
https://youtu.be/LEDp34MRI20

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 November 2016 06:54 (one year ago) Permalink

probably useless storming into a binge thread 11 hours late but we just watched the first episode and i'm super-impressed by john lithgow's spot-on churchill impression through ~actual acting~ and not just gimmickry. i can't imagine what it's like for a showrunner to take an established actor with an already phenomenal legacy and give them something entirely new that will propel their stature even further.

I've heard they're planning to do SIX seasons, to cover the whole reign. Which...holy shit I'm in if it's going to be like this.

― Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 November 2016 07:39 (eleven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

and with their intended focus on peripheral members of the monarchy it's easy to see how they'll fill it. the scope for quality drama is mind-blowing.

Autumn Almanac, Sunday, 6 November 2016 08:13 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah definitely

I really enjoy lithgow as churchill too. I also enjoy them utilizing churchill in his second prime-ministership as much as they do; post-stroke churchill is not as often shown or used in drama & it is quite fascinating to see that "fading glory" portrayed by such a good actor

i didn't expect there to be as much use of peripheral characters - it definitely helps paint the picture more fully

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 November 2016 15:31 (one year ago) Permalink

claire foy looks so uncannily like a close friend of my mum's did when younger that i don't know how to end this post

mark s, Sunday, 6 November 2016 15:55 (one year ago) Permalink

i already said this on the wolf hall thread but :0

mark s, Sunday, 6 November 2016 15:56 (one year ago) Permalink

the queen in her old age reminds me of my grandma, and young Lizzy reminds me of my Mum
it's weird all round

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 November 2016 19:55 (one year ago) Permalink

capt peter townshend also reminds me of someone i know quite well

plus queen mary (of teck, george vi's mum, with the grey curls) uses the same asthma inhaler as i did as a kid! (tho she has a fancy mouthpiece also)

mark s, Sunday, 6 November 2016 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

lol matt smith's face when the the plane lands after his flying lesson (which i just this second watched) is SOOOO DOCTOR WHOOO

so far i haven't mind him his as philip, but he should stay away from airmen's leather helmets

mark s, Sunday, 6 November 2016 20:15 (one year ago) Permalink

that first scene of his flying lesson with the deadstick landing is a good example of why I like this show.
In a Downton setting there would have been HIGH DRAMA and pleading for the engine to be turned back on and some kind of STAKES and a lot of music

But no

Two chill dudes just kill the engine, chat for a bit, and then deadstick land the plane in a field and it's cool af

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 6 November 2016 20:23 (one year ago) Permalink

yes -- except prince philip has turned into doctor who during the flight :)

mark s, Sunday, 6 November 2016 20:27 (one year ago) Permalink

this is paywalled only but well worth it on the fog: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n19/neal-ascherson/brown-goo-like-marmite

mark s, Sunday, 6 November 2016 20:28 (one year ago) Permalink

hmmm, there doesn't seem to be any "yas queen" memes featuring Claire Foy yet. Somebody's asleep at the wheel

Number None, Sunday, 6 November 2016 20:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Blimey, some of the fog stuff is like Threads.

trishyb, Monday, 7 November 2016 15:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Halfway through ep 9, one more to go

Every time Phillip disappoints Lizzy I think back to that promise he made to King George that he would stand by her & i get really mad. then I think how incredibly strong she must have been to weather so much without the steadfast support she should have had from him & it makes her a little bit more impressive in my eyes

Envying the Queen Mum's Scottish castle

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 18:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Still, up against the wall with the lot of them, Bolsheviks had the right idea etc.

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 18:55 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah I'm not going to go subscribing to Women's Weekly anytime soon

it just gives me an appreciation for the weird difficulties of a job that basically asks you to do nothing

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 19:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Yeah, I do feel for Phil. He has no job and no real purpose. Maybe he thought he would be doing a lot of the work, or that she would at least share more with him, come to him for advice, that kind of thing? I suppose neither of them realised she'd be thrown into it so soon.

trishyb, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 19:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Although I guess that's what all that horse-stud business is about: him having no real job any more, now that he's done his job by her.

trishyb, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 19:56 (one year ago) Permalink

idk

they'd been prepping her for queen her whole life, idk what Phil thought would happen

i mean, i'm sympathetic to an extent- it's obv a very unforgiving job esp for surrounding family. but he just seems so stubbornly petulant & not very empathetic to the inherent loneliness she's dealing with

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 20:16 (one year ago) Permalink

Jared Harris is so good. Bloody love him after this and Mad Men, and fuck it, I'll even take that accent in the Expanse too.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 20:43 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah he is A+ perfect in this

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 20:55 (one year ago) Permalink

i'd love a prequel season showing his wartime years, the family in london after the blitz, etc

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 20:56 (one year ago) Permalink

It's all so delicately done, reminds me a bit of the early golden british drama era, the Brideshead Revisiteds, very far from the deluge of period fluff in the wake of Downton Abbey

abcfsk, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 21:00 (one year ago) Permalink

otm

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 21:29 (one year ago) Permalink

idk what Phil thought would happen

I think he thought that it would be more of a partnership, like Churchill and his wife. He obviously has plenty of good ideas - like televising the coronation.

trishyb, Tuesday, 8 November 2016 22:43 (one year ago) Permalink

true

i just hate the petulant absenteeism & carousing

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 8 November 2016 23:13 (one year ago) Permalink

"i'd love a prequel season showing his wartime years, the family in london after the blitz, etc"

A bunch of priv Naziphiles waiting for their government to stop this nonsense and sue for peace might not cut it as a worldwide hit netflix series tbh. I wish next time Netflix have a spare 100m and loads of good actors, they will do a House of Plantagenet epic or something.

calzino, Wednesday, 9 November 2016 00:20 (one year ago) Permalink

i just looked this up and as well as duke of edinburgh he is apparently BARON GREENWICH

mark s, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

The Evil Baron Greenwich.

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:27 (seven months ago) Permalink

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mark s, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:29 (seven months ago) Permalink

the motivation of Snowdon marrying Margaret boiling down to “NOW look at me Mummy” meanwhile Mum’s all “sure” explains a lot about how that marriage played out - shit turned real nasty between him & Margaret after a while

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

i read years ago that he would slip “I hate you” notes in books she was reading

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

magz on the rebound from pete townshend not helping

foy and kirby are good as sisters, with this confrontation particularly strong: e2r powerless to get margaret to see past the good sex to the likely problem and margaret chilling on e2r's decision to be invisible in plain sight

mark s, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

magz on the rebound from pete townshend not helping

Snowden was a substitute for another guy.

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

tommy* can you hear me

*lascelles

mark s, Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah Foy & Kirby are killing it
you can almost see the miasma of unspoken ~feelings~ hanging over their heads whenever they are in a scene together, such great performances

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 19:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

*tiny little b&w TV fuzzes up*
*queen mum jumps up and bangs it vigorously on the side*
e2r: "no! mummy! it's RENTED!"

mark s, Friday, 15 December 2017 17:17 (seven months ago) Permalink

POTUS DEXTER :D

mark s, Friday, 15 December 2017 17:28 (seven months ago) Permalink

could just be the presence of qyburn making me think this but this ep is the most GoT to date

mark s, Friday, 15 December 2017 18:03 (seven months ago) Permalink

"it's just air!"

mark s, Friday, 15 December 2017 19:26 (seven months ago) Permalink

and here's the sinister osteopath >:)

mark s, Friday, 15 December 2017 19:35 (seven months ago) Permalink

Dexter's accent is inexplicably bad. Dude there are lots of tapes and films of Kennedy speaking.

Darth be not proud (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 15 December 2017 23:44 (seven months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhHUbAPQ47E

mark s, Saturday, 16 December 2017 13:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

good god President Dexter was hilariously awful

JFK trolling, more like a young Mayor Quimby
the only thing decent was his teeth and even then he barely had a good smile! and since when was he dark haired?

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 16 December 2017 20:05 (seven months ago) Permalink

and poor Jackie had some thirsty, dollar-store looking hair

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 16 December 2017 20:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

wow, Micheal C Hall is so bad he should be cast-rationed. Lol xps! at least he nailed Quimby. But It is a very jarring performance to say the fucking least. Ep 8 never recovered from that awfulness at all.

calzino, Sunday, 17 December 2017 01:31 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah like when JFK is assassinated in-show you’re like O THANK GOD the less we see of him the better

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 December 2017 01:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

i did really love the final moment between Lizzie & Jackie though, and her mixed regrets over maintaining the high ground. idk, just in terms of succesful women navigating each other & the complexities that insecuruty brings

and claire foy, man when she hears the insults firsthand and her eyes fill with tears but she doesn’t buckle. killed me.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 December 2017 01:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

i never thought anything about Charles could reduce me to tears but here I am, end of ep 9, blubbering like a baby. god that was a hellish, troubling story. for both Phillip & Charles!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 December 2017 02:47 (seven months ago) Permalink

Welp, all done

Standing ovation, jolly good show old chaps.

Complexity in spades! jfc

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 December 2017 05:50 (seven months ago) Permalink

Aw, I'll miss Foy 'n' Smith's knockabout antics. Will also particularly miss Vanessa Kirby.

trishyb, Monday, 18 December 2017 13:12 (seven months ago) Permalink

They made bolder storytelling moves in the second season - starting in the middle of something then backing up several months, interleaving flashbacks, etc.

Nachobi-wan (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 18 December 2017 13:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

i never thought I'd lust after princess margaret but here i am

akm, Monday, 18 December 2017 14:15 (seven months ago) Permalink

do you think william and kate and harry and megan sit around and watch this show and howl with laughter?

akm, Monday, 18 December 2017 14:16 (seven months ago) Permalink

i wonder that too!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 18 December 2017 17:58 (seven months ago) Permalink

whole family sits in front of the telly like bacon's screaming pope iirc

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/56/Study_after_Velazquez%27s_Portrait_of_Pope_Innocent_X.jpg

mark s, Monday, 18 December 2017 18:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

I kept getting distracted by how much Claire Foy looks like Parker Posey in this.

Leee. Earl Grey, hot. (Leee), Saturday, 30 December 2017 07:02 (six months ago) Permalink

Who's next to play Philip? Capaldi?

Leee. Earl Grey, hot. (Leee), Saturday, 30 December 2017 19:50 (six months ago) Permalink

i love this show but the jfk/jackie o episode was maybe the worst one of all. i like michael c hall but his jfk was awful and his performance was just weird, and the jackie o performance was bizarre too, and she confessed all of their intimate secrets to elizabeth at like their second meeting ever???

na (NA), Saturday, 30 December 2017 23:30 (six months ago) Permalink

So many things about that ep made exactly no sense. Both Kennedys were socially savvy and well-prepared by staff; they would not have Billy-Bobbed into the palace and started talking about their bowels.

I mean, if the point you want to make is "Americans are brash and informal while Britishes are polite and reserved," there's like a zillion other examples you could use.

LBJ probably woulda wiped his ass with a corgi and called Nehru "boy."

twas in the fleek midwinter (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 31 December 2017 14:50 (six months ago) Permalink

^ good ep idea for next season btw

Also "Americans are brash and informal while Britishes are polite and reserved" is a really lazy point btw

twas in the fleek midwinter (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 31 December 2017 14:53 (six months ago) Permalink

We're looking for something to binge. Watched the first three episodes of the first season - does it stay that good?

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 31 December 2017 14:53 (six months ago) Permalink

Yes. If anything, it gets better.

trishyb, Sunday, 31 December 2017 14:58 (six months ago) Permalink

Definitely better. The swanky Margaret stuff is way more fun than Churchill in the fog, for instance.

twas in the fleek midwinter (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 31 December 2017 15:38 (six months ago) Permalink

agreed on that point, yes.

really curious to see what the next season of this is going to be like with different actors.

akm, Monday, 1 January 2018 19:24 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Well, except for the inbred parasite part. https://t.co/dYZxPc6tx1

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) January 16, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:57 (six months ago) Permalink

also parasitic freeloaders freeholders is another good reason to see if the remains of L Mountbatten's skull would make a good dog frisbee.

calzino, Thursday, 18 January 2018 19:16 (six months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

are there any corgis in that y/n

I'm walking on Sondheim (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 16 February 2018 02:39 (five months ago) Permalink

p sure n

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 16 February 2018 04:16 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV6RicRcjW0

this is going to be sensational, maybe use the same actors when this gets to s09.

calzino, Friday, 23 March 2018 12:40 (three months ago) Permalink

And we have the new Prince Philip:

#TheCrown Sets Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip https://t.co/me9GCN2awV pic.twitter.com/31FyMDHoQ0

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 28, 2018

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Hmm. He's got the look but I've never seen him act as well as Foy, Smith or Olivia Colman.

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:04 (three months ago) Permalink

Hey so when will Margaret find out about Tony's polio leg?

Ned Reggaeton (Leee), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Menzies was good in Casino Royale, and he was a+ in HBO’s Rome. I approve of the casting

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 22:52 (three months ago) Permalink

He was really good in a dual role on Outlander. He'll do fine.

Simon H., Wednesday, 28 March 2018 23:06 (three months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I'm five episodes into this now (finished the coronation earlier today). Already missing Foy and Smith knowing that they won't be around in future seasons and I still have 15 episodes of them to get through.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 17 June 2018 23:03 (one month ago) Permalink


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