I started it yesterday (after an ep of Black Mirror) and fell asleep. DH was fussing because of the monarchy thing, but I told him it's educational since we're headed there next summer. Lithgow sucked him in, and before he knew it, we were discussing why the woman who marries the king becomes queen, but the man who marries a (future) queen does not (eventually) become king. See, educational!
Also, I pointed out that the dude coughing up blood was Colin Firth's character from The King's Speech, and he said "So have we officially seen every single one of them in every life stage, now?" Smart ass.
What is this show about? I need to find some things to watch for upcoming maternity leave
Just finished season 1!I love it! Love the casting- the actors/actresses are stunning. I even think the young Elizabeth and Margaret look like their adult counterparts. It is very interesting to see. I'd be curious to know how accurate the show is. They show Phillip, in particular, as being very "modern". Also interesting how much of royal life is ruled by Parliament. I always assumed it would be more the other way around, "I'm the M-Fin Queen, I'll do what I want!" . **spoiler alert**In the second last episode, where Elizabeth asks Phillip to look her in the eye, and tell her no, do you think they are insinuating Phillip had affairs, or literally that he's loved other women before Elizabeth?