The Crown (Season 4)
- 2016 Drama/Historical
- 4 Seasons Netflix
First of all, let me just say this is basically a beautiful, expensive, well acted and well made SOAP OPERA. Like, we’re talking Televisa Telenovela type storylines. Some of it would seem over the top and ridiculous if it wasn’t for the fact that, well, it’s based on a true story.
Now, I am clearly a cheese fan, and I love camp. Thing is, despite my description above, this is NOT camp. Yet… wow. I mean, the tired troupe of regular girl meets fancy pants prince and has a fairy tale wedding… that really happened to Lady Di. What I love about this show is that it illustrates the reality of following those tired troupes to their ugly conclusions. Amid all the wealth and castles and bs, people still rot if not allowed to breathe.
All 4 seasons have been amazing, but this season is different because a lot of us were around for many of the events depicted. It makes their ridiculous situations even more surreal because unlike the past seasons, we witnessed a lot of this. We saw Margaret Thatcher’s iron will change the face of England. We saw Diana, over a decade younger than her “handsome” prince, walk up to the chapel in her marshmallow costume and give up her youth and radiance to a rotting family that would suck it dry. However much the personal conversations or whatever were fictionalized, this happened.
I can’t wait for the next two seasons. This show is such a treat for so many of us! And maybe, just MAYBE, the melodrama of the royals will turn on the fans of the show enough that they will investigate history.