The best Fall holiday is almost upon us. I don’t mean Halloween, and sorry Thanksgiving it’s not you either. I’m talking about The Day The Crown Comes Back. It feels like it’s been gone for so long that I almost forgot how much I loved it until the Season 3 trailer rocked my damn world. Everyone loved Claire Foy so much in the role that it seemed impossible that anyone could ever replace her, and then the went ahead and cast Olivia Colman, just to laugh at everybody who ever doubted them. It’s apparent from just the few brief glimpses of the season in this trailer that she’s going to be absolutely perfect. Thanks to the magic of gifs, I don’t have to articulate my exact thoughts, I can show you! Thank you for your service, gifs.
There’s a reason she has that Oscar. Just this first shot of her, and I’m already all in.
That voice tho
Huge props to Josh O’Connor, he absolutely nailed Prince Charles’ voice. I’m interested to see how his story line plays out this season. Growing up in 90s America, where Princess Diana was, and still is in many respects, revered, most of the things I remember about Prince Charles were presented through a somewhat villainous lens. But even so, I have to admit that my heart broke for him a bit in Season 2, being forced to attend that horrible boarding school, and trying to come to grips with disappointing a father who expected a son to be exactly like he was himself as a boy.
Looks like everyone is back on their bullshit
I’ve found Margaret to be insufferably annoying, spoiled, and selfish for the entire run on this show, and that’s not going to change any time soon with comments about how Margaret is sure that Elizabeth knows that it’s really Margaret who is “number one.” You are a grown ass woman Marge, you’re more than capable of making the most of your role instead of being resentful. I’ve never understood why so many people are mad at Elizabeth for something she had absolutely no control over — being the next in line for the throne. The “frustrations and resentments can build up from a life as a support act” line over shots of Margaret and Philip kills me. Hey man, you’ve known what the deal was going to be from the moment you married her. Did you think her father was going to live forever?
The Crown is such a beautifully cinematographed show, and this shot in particular is a perfect reminder. I let out a little gasp when I saw it. I know that it’s clear from the trailer that this season is going to focus in large part on class differences, and logically, I’m with the people who object to so much money being spent on one family who don’t really do anything while everyone else has to endure hardship. But damn, if that opulence doesn’t make for a beautiful image.
Queen Liz tellin’ it like it is
“It is not a choice, it is a duty.”
I’m glad someone on this show is sensible.