Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Crown - Season Three

Saturday night Sharon and I finished watching season three of The Crown on Netflix. We finished watching season one in April of 2018 and season two in May of 2108.

Season three covers the time period between 1964 and 1977. It begins with Harold Wilson's election as prime minister and ends with the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II. Events depicted include: the unmasking of the Queen's art adviser Sir Anthony Blunt as a Soviet spy; Harold Wilson and Edward Heath's respective times as prime minister; the Aberfan disaster; the Apollo 11 moon landing; the 1969 Investiture of Prince Charles; the death of the Duke of Windsor; the death and state funeral of Winston Churchill; and Princess Margaret's affair with baronet and gardening expert Roddy Llewellyn and suicide attempt.

Olivia Colman stars as Elizabeth, along with main cast members Tobias Menzies [Prince Philip], Helena Bonham Carter [Princess Margret], Josh O'Connor [Prince Charles] and Erin Doherty [Princess Anne]. John Lithgow [Wiston Churchill] returns in cameo appearances.

Although I was initially unenthusiastic about Colman as Queen Elizabeth, by the end of season three, I was drawn in and fully onboard.. This season is very good. I am looking forward to season four late this year. I was disappointed to hear that they will wrap up everything in season five, rather than finishing with two seasons...

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