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The Unmanned Writer
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Now this is a good series.

This is about Queen Elizabeth II and more than a few misty moments when she becomes queen.

You won't be disappointed.







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And some people listen to the quiet.
 
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Agree. Watched the first two episodes last night, and things got a little blurry.

Misting up is NOT something that happens to me. Not saying it's unmanly or anything like that, just that I'm not normally the emotional type.

I can't point to exactly why it happened with this show.
 
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I can't point to exactly why it happened with this show.


I caught the first two last night as well. Losing her beloved father and the realization that she is now Queen was very moving. She was portrayed as an innocent and somewhat naive young woman. With the news of King George's death she is now all alone with the weight of the crown abruptly put on her head. Suddenly, she must be treated very differently, even by her sister and husband who are told they must walk behind her, not at her side. The silent and knowing stares between her and Philip when they got the news of King George's death was very well done.

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I've been looking forward to it since hearing of it hoping Netflix would hit another homerun with this series. Queen Elizabeth II is a great woman IMO and a hell of a role model. Intelligent, witty, with a good sense of humor, loves dogs and most of all not afraid to get shit done.

Anyways, good to hear it's getting good reviews. How is Matt Smith as Prince Phillip? He can tend to over act sometimes.


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Anyways, good to hear it's getting good reviews. How is Matt Smith as Prince Phillip? He can tend to over act sometimes.


It is my understanding, whether correct or not, that Phillip is a bit of a doofus. They nailed that in the first two episodes for sure.
 
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Anyways, good to hear it's getting good reviews. How is Matt Smith as Prince Phillip? He can tend to over act sometimes.


It is my understanding, whether correct or not, that Phillip is a bit of a doofus. They nailed that in the first two episodes for sure.


Oh dear lord yes.

"Nice hat."
"That's his crown."







Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.


Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.

Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.

Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
 
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Oh dear lord yes.

"Nice hat."
"That's his crown."


That's precisely the scene I was thinking of. Big Grin
 
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Good to hear, I've been putting it off so I can get a couple of episodes in during a single sitting.
 
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Do I add this to list of things to watch until the apocalypse? No US politics, at least.


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Just saw the second episode...holy shit, that was good, not a dry eye in the room.

No pressure there...The Crown Must Always Win
 
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Just saw the second episode...holy shit, that was good, not a dry eye in the room.

No pressure there...The Crown Must Always Win


Done VERY well, huh? Big Grin







Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.


Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.

Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.

Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
 
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Very good series.

The opening segment looks a lot like the Daredevil series oddly enough...melting wax in water

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Wait till you all get to the episode where someone grows a pair. Big Grin







Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.


Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.

Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.

Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
 
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I have watched it over the last week...great series.
 
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We just finished binge watching it. It's an excellent series. Netflix obviously spent a fortune on it.

I had my doubts about John Lithgow being cast as Churchill since he is quite a large guy and Sir Winston was like 5'7" or so. (Sort of the reverse of the Tom Cruise/Jack Reacher thing.) I thought he pulled it off nicely.



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I thought it was funny where they poke fun at Phillips mother being German, yet the Winsors are too. Classic.
 
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I have enjoyed it as well. I was shoulder surfing on the wife watching it and got pulled in.
 
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I have enjoyed it as well. I was shoulder surfing on the wife watching it and got pulled in.


"Shoulder surfing" - Thank you - that is a wonderful description of it.







Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.


Help, I'm having premonitions of future flashbacks.

Only in an insane world are the sane considered insane.

Some people listen to the noise of the world,
And some people listen to the quiet.
 
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Saw this thread...started watching...I am now on the 6th episode...

I am really enjoying it.
 
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Just finished it. Not bad. I didn't like it enough to binge it. I just took in an episode here and there as I had time.

As I know nothing about royalty and how all that works, I think I mainly liked it for the insight on all of that. The acting was pretty good as well. However, the main conflict of the season seemed to be (outside of Elizabeth being thrust onto the throne) how the relationship between her sister and boyfriend would end up. And I didn't care about that in the least. So any time that was dealing with that really seemed to drag for me. Don't think I'll even spend 2 minutes googling it to figure out how it all ended up throughout the years.

I realize it's a historical piece so it can't just make up whole conflicts that didn't actually happen or anything.


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