The Drinking Scene I Wanted: The Crown Season 2

Queen Elizabeth in the Crown

The Crown Season 2

Grade: B+

The Crown apparently thinks its alright to mention Phillip going and getting drunk with the Queen Mum and Tommy Lascelles and not actually show us… Like come on! In a season fairly heavy on inner personal turmoil that’s the stuff I want to see!

matt smith in the crown
I’m going to have a hard time letting go of Matt Smith as Phillip.

The season dives into Prince Phillip quiet a bit. Smith is fantastic of course and honestly Phillip is an interesting character. A congenial charming ball of pain, arrogance and, a rough past full of family tragedy that episode 9 deals with paralleling him with his son Charles. Which seriously- if its true explains a lot about Charles.

In terms of performances you simply can’t fault The Crown and I liked the little bits about the royals and really the world moving into the future.

jackie and queen elizabeth in the crown

I still Googled world events in the show like crazy. I think one of the reasons I didn’t enjoy this as much was I’m just not as in love with the time period. But it’s still excellent. The show can ring high drama from pretty much anything. Helped a lot by the score I admit.

I do think however they made Margaret a little too heavy on the bitter and bitchy. Which worries me a bit cause even though Helena Bonham Carter can pull off anything considering the material in season three I hope she can bring the charm. Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode are crazy talented but there was one bit at the end where I kind of cringed.

It leaned toward, I hate to say it, shrewish…

vanessa kirby as princess margaret

And more than enough has been said about Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth but I think my favorite scene of hers is when Charles is returning from a rough year at boarding school and she seems really happy to see him. But we watch him happily greet the nanny and greet a footman. She never goes to him. He never sees her. And she turns and walks away.

I would have liked a little more Uncle David this season as well. I think the actor (Alex Jennings) is so much fun. The episode delving into his past with the Nazis was a standout of the season.

alex jennings in the crown

Obviously they’re aging everyone else up but I hope somehow they keep him and Wallis.

I’m hoping for a date on season three soon- so I can start a countdown ๐Ÿ™‚

Recommend: Yes.ย I might not have enjoyed it as much as the first season but its still a great entertaining drama with top acting and character work. It kept my attention from beginning to end.

10 thoughts on “The Drinking Scene I Wanted: The Crown Season 2

  1. Ha ha, hilarious opening – how rude not to show us indeed! ๐Ÿ˜‚

    I am learning so much about history watching the Crown, I also google stuff out. I havenโ€™t finished the season 2 yet but know already that I will miss quite a lot of those actors. Great review, fingers crossed season 3 is as good as the previous ones.

    1. I have faith! Though I’m going to miss Matt Smith- not exactly sure how I feel about Tobias Menzies. I am a bit disappointed they couldn’t get Paul Bettany. Still looking forward to it!

      1. Paul Bettany would have been excellent, Tobias Menzies seriously annoys me in Outlander but then again, it may be more to do with the role than his acting (thatโ€™s what I keep on telling myself ๐Ÿ˜‚). Iโ€™m sure it will be still really good, fingers crossed!

  2. I haven’t watched the first season of this one… I’m not usually into things focused on royalty (unless they’re Disney Princesses! ๐Ÿ˜‚) but you defintitely make it sound interesting!!
    And, I totally agree that it was rude! I want to see the Queen mum gettin her drunk on!! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป

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