The crown likes a metaphor. In the latest season, everyone wondered what to do with the royal yacht Britannia clapping. It was the 90s, and the monarchy also seemed a bit old. “It will come as no surprise that she disbands, she is a creature of another era… in many ways she is out of date,” said Prince Philip, sure of a large boat and expensive. “Do not say that!” The queen patted, certainly talking about a boat as well. The show is so full of analogies that you can spot them from space. In another zinger, Diana’s Panorama interview is compared to Guy Fawkes’ gunpowder plot. And people still love to watch this show literally. Why, when it was so obvious on the royal side?
he builds until the fifth season of Peter Morgan’s royal soap opera, which airs on Netflix from November 9, is particularly engaging. It comes at a delicate time, following the death of the Queen and the transfer of power by King Charles, and it includes a particularly tumultuous era, characterized by quarrelsome divorces and discontent. growing public. The show has always drawn fervor – Oliver Dowden suggested it should come with a “health warning” when he was culture secretary – but this time it’s going viral like never before. A spokesperson for John Major, who is played by Jonny Lee Miller in the series, called it “damaging and malicious fiction”. Dame Judi Dench wrote to Time condemned it as an “inaccurate and hurtful narrative of history”. And a friend of the Queen described it as “evil” and said it “would destroy” her.
Is there anything more exciting than rambling about a program that actually does pretty good PR for the royal family? Please treat its tampons. Well, we’ll talk about that time the King wanted to be reincarnated as Camilla Parker Bowles’ tampon before his very eyes, which we certainly were brought to the tower a few hundred years ago. There was outrage that the incident had been included, with it being labeled “bad stuff” and “taste bad”. But, it’s a shame, we definitely know that it happened. Here, it is presented as part of a heart-wrenching love story between two people who are bound. They are simply deeply in love (are we sure I can’t get to the tower for this?) and are also very funny with each other. I’ve always felt so in love with that, when imagining my future tampon life, Charles chuckles, “just my luck!”
In fact, that entire episode is deeply sympathetic to Charles, portraying him as a passionate, intelligent modernist who has experienced horrendous invasions of privacy. An effective end card showing how many young people have been helped by his charity, The Prince’s Trust. That’s not to say the series won’t be without controversy. Prince Philip’s friendship with Penelope Knatchbull, 32 years his junior, is a plot point. There’s an entire episode dedicated to the idea that the royal family basically destroys relationships. Charles often thinks he can do a better job than his mother. There are fabricated statements. And we see a slightly insensitive advance warning in which Diana loses control of her car. General, Crown tends to color in the lines of what we already know, confusing the ideas we have in our imagination. In most of his work, such as Queen and PatriotsHis recent play on Russian oligarchs, Peter Morgan explores ideas about how systems of power affect individuals – and is there a greater system than the ancient British institution?
In fact, when Prince Harry describes Crown is “fictional, but it’s loosely based on facts”, he admits it gives a “brief idea” about the pressures of being a royal. He added that he was “more comfortable with Crown than I am watching stories written about my family or my wife”. For him, worse things were reported on the news as facts. And there are also much more bizarre depictions of royals in the culture. Spencer basically made the family look like characters from League of Gentlemen. In Diana: Musicala crime against not only the royal family but all of humanity, Charles and Camilla have been described as “Third Class Henry VIII” and “Godzilla” respectively.
For comparison, Crown Soft on royal. Well, some of them are made up. Some of them are not good. But it’s also a lot of things that, unbelievably, actually happened. “Suck Sarah’s toe, Mom!” Prince Andrew exclaims in one scene, while informing the Queen about the now infamous front page involving Fergie. Everyone knows the ’90s were a nightmare for royalty, but perhaps the kinder social values of our time will change the way we perceive their experience. If so, I doubt we’ll see much of what they’ve endured as more of a problem than a made-up TV show. Crown Destroy the Queen? Are you kidding? A TV show? She’s been through worse.
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https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/the-royals-need-to-get-over-how-theyre-depicted-in-the-crown-42133235.html The Crown season 5: Royals need to get over the way they’re portrayed in The Crown