“The Crown,” Netflix’s lavish historic drama in regards to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, has returned for a fourth season that focuses on Elizabeth’s relationship with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and on Prince Charles’ troubled marriage to Diana, Princess of Wales.
We have had conflicting opinions in regards to the present’s previous seasons, and the brand new season hasn’t precisely settled these disagreements, as we clarify on the most recent episode of the Authentic Content material podcast.
Anthony and (particularly) Jordan stay followers of the present, and so they discovered season 4 to be notably compelling. Sure, the monarchy is just a little ridiculous and “The Crown” does generally tend to simplify real-world occasions, however its retelling of the Charles-Diana relationship is heartbreaking, and it additionally takes the time to indicate among the harm wrought by Thatcher’s insurance policies.
Darrell, however, stays a skeptic, with little persistence for all the eye paid to the royal household. He was notably exasperated by the present’s deviation from historic actuality, and by performances (notably Gillian Anderson as Thatcher) that felt extra like tacky, “Saturday Night time Reside” -style imitations.
Along with reviewing the present, we additionally talk about this week’s announcement that “Surprise Girl 1984” shall be premiering in each theaters and on HBO Max on December 25.
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If you would like to skip forward, this is how the episode breaks down:
0:30 “Surprise Girl 1984” dialogue
10:45 “The Crown” Season four overview (delicate spoilers)