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The Crown is back!!!

(30 Posts)
mrsmopp Fri 08-Dec-17 23:17:01

Yippee I have been looking forward to this for ages and it didn't disappoint. Loved it. It's on Netflix in case anyone didn't realize. And no waiting between episodes either. We can sod the housework and enjoy a marathon if we like. Claire Foy is more like the Queen than the Queen is imho. It's brilliant ?

merlotgran Fri 08-Dec-17 23:40:52

Just seen the first one. So tempting to watch another but.....


Iam64 Sat 09-Dec-17 07:58:07

merlotgran, binge watching is the way to go. I watched the first of the 2nd series of the crown last night and learned it's possible to watch all 10. I came to bed with a book before getting totally hooked.

suzied Sat 09-Dec-17 08:05:12

I haven’t watched the 1st series yet - do you think I should watch this or just start on series 2?

Grandma70s Sat 09-Dec-17 08:22:44

Does anyone know if this is likely to become available outside Netflix? I watched the first series when Radio Tines offered a month of Netflix free. I really object to paying for Netflix just for the one series I want to see. I don’t need it for anything else.

suzied Sat 09-Dec-17 08:28:11

If you have a friend or family member with Netflix they can put their account on your tv and you can watch it- the only downside is they can’t watch Netflix on their tv at the same time you are watching it on yours- you’d have to negotiate timings, maybe if they’re going on holiday?

whitewave Sat 09-Dec-17 08:28:16

I would watch series 1 first to begin at the beginning as it were smile

I joined Netflix to watch it and I did enjoy it so will join up again to watch series 2

whitewave Sat 09-Dec-17 08:29:36

I figured it was cheaper than the box set grandma as you only need to pay a month £7.

merlotgran Sat 09-Dec-17 09:37:48

That's the problem Iam, I watched the first hour late last night and was about to switch off when it said, 'The next episode begins in.....3..2..1...'

It took me all my will power to go to bed. grin

My record was three hours worth during series 1.

merlotgran Sat 09-Dec-17 09:41:26

I would definitely watch series 1, suzied because it's not just about the royal family, it's a whole chunk of our social history. I found the episode about the London smog interesting.

Teetime Sat 09-Dec-17 10:18:47

Looking forward to watching this weekend. First series was wonderful TV - I got totally lost in it.

grannysyb Sat 09-Dec-17 11:21:24

Loving second series! Netflix has other good stuff, we found a brilliant series about American civil war which I found absolutely riveting.

whitewave Sat 09-Dec-17 11:24:40

I’m going to watch series 1 again and then go into 2. That’s me sorted for a few Christmas evenings.

We have also treated ourselves to series 6 of GOT so bliss all round

NanaandGrampy Sat 09-Dec-17 15:58:16

I loved it and we’re in the binge watching group.

Watched 2 episodes last night and really got a feel for the loneliness of the role of queen. Excellent stuff!

maryeliza54 Sat 09-Dec-17 15:59:27

Netflix often have a free trial period on offer - you could sign up, watch the Crown and then cancel

maryeliza54 Sat 09-Dec-17 16:00:12

That was to Grandma

Anniebach Sat 09-Dec-17 21:57:42

Watched the first two episodes , didn't like it

J52 Sun 10-Dec-17 18:31:25

Just finished a binge ( snowed in, a bit) weekend of series two. Using a free Netflix offer.
I also like the historical references. I was very small during the Suez Crisis and had never really understood it. I’m going to do some research into it now.

merlotgran Sun 10-Dec-17 20:10:58

We were effectively homeless due to the Suez crisis. Dad had been posted to Aden and we were all set to sail out on the SS Nevasa to join him but the blocking of the canal prevented that.

We had already vacated our married quarter so had to move in with grandparents for four months while we waited for a flight.

I do wish they hadn't given Prince Charles a Beatle haircut. He looks more like the Artful Dodger than the stiff and formal little boy with a rigid side parting.

Iam64 Mon 11-Dec-17 07:59:16

I watched two more episodes last night, reaching the point where Prince P is sent off on a tour and Princess Margaret's hopes to marry Townsend are dashed. The events portrayed are part of our living history. I remember mum encouraging dad to apply for a posting to the Police in Aden where wages were better. She was also keen to travel. Dad's response was he'd travelled during the war, been shot at etc and had no desire to go through that again thank you.
As well as the history the politics, I'm enjoying the scenery, the clothes and that crisp way of talking - without any swearing!

merlotgran Mon 11-Dec-17 10:59:30

Ha Ha, Iam. We watched a bit more late last night and couldn't resist mimicking the speech as we put the house to bed - or should that be hice?

'Shell wun put the ket out after the dogs have gorn out?'

'Hev you switched the TV orf?' grin

I am disappointed with the actor playing Tony Armstrong Jones as the real one was considered drop dead gorgeous when I was a teenager. This one's too tall and no sex appeal at all.

Grandma70s Tue 12-Dec-17 13:08:25

There was an interesting article in the Times (I think) saying which parts were true and which were invented to make it more dramatic. It’s not a documentary, just fictional drama loosely based on fact.

silverlining48 Tue 12-Dec-17 16:37:13

We dont have Netflix and not sure how you get it and cost. Also no sky, only freeview, , so it doesn't look like we will be able to see the crown. Feeling disappointed.

whitewave Tue 12-Dec-17 16:41:36

Box set silver give yourself a treat for Christmas.

We do that with GOT - treat ourselves every year over Christmas to watch a series. There’s one in the book case waiting for us to watch over Christmas .

Iam64 Tue 12-Dec-17 18:58:34

silver, Netflix is about £7 a month. Cheaper than a box set and such very good value. I'm embarrassed to say how much I enjoy Netflix, binge watching various things I missed on proper tv.
Breaking Bad remains my real favourite but I'm enjoying so many other things (the Crown of course)