Thoughts on The Crown Trailer

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Season 3 of The Crown is probably the last of my last big anticipated entertainment events of 2019. Netflix dropped the trailer and overall I’m actually a little more excited.

My main thought about this was Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter were going to steal the show and I absolutely think that still. Especially HBC as Princess Margaret at this time period.

I do fear as we get closer to the times I know better and all the tabloid fodder I had to grow up listening to I’ll be less interested. I still fear I’m going to lose interest. Although the conversation between Charles and that woman (sorry not sure who she’s supposed to be….) was great trailer bait!

Woman: Watch our for your family.

Charles: They mean well.

Woman: No they don’t.

I’m more hopeful for this part of the story.

Olivia Coleman as the Queen

The times changing and the monarchy as basically papering over the cracks is definitely interesting.

I’m still a little bummed about Prince Phillip. Like I know Tobias Menzies is a good actor and he’ll be fine but he seems to lack that energy Matt Smith had where even when he was sitting still you could look at him and think… he’s up to something but I’m sure I’ll enjoy the performance nonetheless. Hopefully they continue the excellent character work.

And as much as I like the actors I do think the change is somewhat jarring and may take an episode or two to get used to 🙂 I mean the Queen isn’t even going to have the same color eyes.

The Crown season 3 will drop on Netflix November 17th- perfect timing for a break from the madness over the Thanksgiving holiday!

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    1. I had no interest in this show until my mom was visiting and pretty much made me watch the first couple of episodes with her. You should catch up though. I think it actually gets better in season 2!

  1. I’m really looking forward to this. I love Colman but Claire Foy is going to be a seriously hard act to follow, but I think she can do it.

      1. I’m looking forward to the Princess Margaret stuff. I’m not nearly familiar with her as some of the other family members but from what I understand that time period was incredibly tumultuous for her especially! And HBC looks like she’s having so much fun in the trailers. Honestly she’s the only family member who seems like she’s having any fun 😉

  2. LIke you, I’m a bit disappointed that they’ve changed actors-you just get used to someone and their personalities, and then it changes! I don’t deal well with change in general haha

    1. I love both sets of actors but I do feel like they maybe aged them up to fast? Like Foy, Kirby and Smith and co could have done one more season in make-up and gray hair and kind of ease us into this 😉

  3. I really need to get around watching this. Margaret’s always been the most intriguing. I don’t know about upcoming seasons (if there will be), but I’m hoping to see Princess Diana. Alright, I’m making a deal with myself to start watching next week. Also, I didn’t know Americans heard much of the news on the monarchy growing up?

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