TMP Television Edition: Royalty

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
As is customary for the last post of the month we’re doing TV instead of movies, specifically shows focussing on royalty.

#1 The Crown

Let’s start this off with The Crown, probably the most famous show about royalty that has aired in recent years.

#2 The Royals

Next up, we have a show that I never actually finished watching. I managed to catch the first season when it was on German TV but never really kept up with it after that. The Royals is more of a party version of royalty.

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The Crown: Season 4 – A Review

Hey guys!
Another day, another review. Today I want to talk about The Crown’s fourth season which certainly made me feel all the feels!

The Plot (as found on Rotten Tomatoes):

The Crown tells the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world — Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses, two courts, one Crown.

The Rating:

Oh my, this made me so angry.
Don’t get me wrong. The season is brilliantly done. The cast is outstanding as usual, the cinematography and the soundtrack are on point.

However, so many of the events in this season had me livid. I know the show is not always entirely true to history but if even one or two of the stories mentioned happened it’s enough for me to punch a hole in a wall.

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The Crown: Season 3 – A Review

Hello, everybody!
As I am finally catching up with writing all the reviews of the shows and season I watched last year, it is time to talk about The Crown. Let’s get down to it!

The Plot:

Season 3 follows the reign of Elizabeth II from 1964 to 1977. That inlcudes Harold Wilson as Prime Minister, the moon landing, the Aberfan disaster and much more.

The Rating:

What can I say about this show but telling you once again how brilliant it is?

Season 3 marks an overhaul of the cast list. As all the portraied people are now substantially older than they had been in the first season, everbody was recast. Although I loved the performances we got in season one and two, I was excited about this. The new cast includes Olivia Coleman, Tobias Menzies and Helena Bonham-Carter among others. So, there was no way this could have turned out bad.

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The Crown: Season 2 – A Review

Hey guys!
During my semester break I finally managed to catch up with some of the new seasons everybody has been talking about recently! I just finished binge-watching the second season of Netflix’ The Crown. So let’s see whether it is as good as season 1.


The Plot:
The second season covers the years between 1956 (the Suez crisis in Egypt) and 1964 (Prince Edward is born) of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. We get to see her struggling with private matters, like keeping a husband faithful, and important political events. However, in this season, the Queen, aka Claire Foy, is not the sole center of attention. We finally learn more about Prince Philip!


The Rating:
The moment I was done with season 1, I couldn’t wait for the show to continue.
You rarely¬†get to see casting that is done this perfectly. Claire Foy excels as Queen Elizabeth II but it’s not only her who stands out. Matt Smith portrays Prince Philip and as expected he plays the role magnificently. He has the talent, the looks, the ears. I swear he must be somehow related with the real Prince Philip. The third cast member that shines bright in season 2 is Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. This woman is a force! She plays her role with so much passion and intensity, it’s incredible! Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: The Crown

Hey guys!
Today I’ll present an amazing new TV show that completely blew me away. The Crown is one of Netflix’s amazing insider tips that are always worth checking out!


What is it about?
The Crown is a biographical drama that depicts the life of Queen Elizabeth II. The first season covers events up to the year 1955. However, a total of six seasons is planned, taking the story until today.
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