The Crown

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It a series on Netflix. It is slow but well worth the watch.

It tells the story of Queen Elizabeth, birth to present (eventually). I've binged on seasons 1 through 4. I recommend.

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Sources say that representatives of the royal family are insisting Netflix add a disclaimer that it is entirely fictional. I can well understand their grievances. The Royals are downright despicable, if you believe the portrayal in the series.
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Although obviously not "entirely" fictional, I do think they call it a "drama" rather than a "documentary". Make of that what you will. I don't know enough to know which parts are real and which ones are fictional. My early impression was that it was royal propaganda meant to promote the monarchy.

I only watched the first episode or two, because I thought my wife might like it. I thought it might be something that we could watch together, but she sort of lost interest so I gave up on it. I can't get her to watch anything on Netflix. Maybe I'll try again, just by myself.

She's the sort who will have the TV on but isn't really watching it. She does other stuff and just has it on for background noise, occasionally watching a bit here and there. And she isn't really into watching dramas of any genre it seems.
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Watched it. I thought t was pretty good. As we get closer to the present the material is more "newsy".

Charles comes across as a dick of the first order. Brit friends have remarked that that is sorta the book on him. In the latest series he marries Diana and one is struck how young she was and who the fuck was thinking that it was a swell idea to put a child in that position. Particularly being married to said dick.

All that said, Elizabeth has stories to tell. They'll never be told, sadly, but she knew everyone of consequence in the 20th century.

You might also catch Victoria.
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Yes, Charles needs to be bitch-slapped.

I will watch this Victoria thing.
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I suspect it'll get a far bigger audience in 'Murrica than here. Nobody gives much of a fuck about the royals.
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I just cannot believe they killed off Charles Dance's character.

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