The Crown-Season 4

Lagonda

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I'm really objecting to this. The unprecedented success of the current Queen is based on the specific facet that she DOESN'T show emotion or pass opinions, formal or via body language.

She has met our PMs once a week since 1953, and prides herself on being the neutral sounding board.

Unlike you guys the other side of The Pond, she does behave herself impeccably.
Yes that whole family is always on their best behavior ! :rolleyes:
 

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That family does just fine.
 

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Haha Milan. I'm not the world's biggest royalist. But they're the model of decorum and stability compared to some other hugely visible head of state families.
 

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Haha Milan. I'm not the world's biggest royalist. But they're the model of decorum and stability compared to some other hugely visible head of state families.
And maybe it is just cumulative, in most cases heads of state only last 4 to 8 years, with royals and dictators it's "til death do us part" ! ;)
 

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Hmm, some heads of state do more damage in 4 years than our Royals do in 400, Lol.
 
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Marc

once again I’m going to warn you that as always you are treading on dangerous ground You’re a slow learner Marc

this started as a wonderful discussion of what is considered one of the best series on TV and once again you are drifting across the line.
 

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I hear you Steve. It's your thread, I'll butt out.
 

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I hear you Steve. It's your thread, I'll butt out.
it's not a matter of whose thread it's in Marc. It's you who teeters the line in threads such as these. Can we not just enjoy a well directed, acted, and filmed series without trying to inflict politics into the replies about a TV series
 

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Hey, it's the British dry SOH. I was actually joking/half serious...our Royals get, ahem, royally criticised, but they are paragons of virtue re stability. I'll leave that statement with no addendums.

But where I am at liberty to leave an opinion is the preposterous scowl Olivia C gives her portrayal of the Queen and Maggie T saying there can be only one leader...c'mon!

If I was an American I'd be fully pissed off if dialog was put in the mouth of Robert Kennedy or Obama that I just *knew* was entirely fake.
 

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I was disappointed. After the opening, thought they would trace the arc of "The Troubles" in parallel with the Thatcher years, especially after largely ignoring Mountbatten during the previous seasons. Instead we got to witness 10 hours of a "whining, rich privileged" immature couple.
 
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I was disappointed. After the opening, thought they would trace the arc of "The Troubles" in parallel with the Thatcher years, especially after largely ignoring Mountbatten during the previous seasons. Instead we got to witness 10 hours of a "whining, rich privileged" immature couple.
Jazdoc,
This is the first time I've seen your wonderful H Simpson quote on your signature. One of my favorites is when one of his children said "this is the worst day of my life" and his response was "this is the worst day of your life...yet." I use that with my daughter all the time.
 
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I’m with @jazdoc. What a dreadful season. I didn’t sign up for 10 hours of Charles moping. I mean, an entire episode was about which kid was her favorite (spoiler: none). even Philips candor and levity can’t save us from the overall melancholy.

l really enjoyed the first 3 seasons and hope the next one gets back on track.
 
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I tend to agree. It was the worst of the 4 seasons. It was based around Charles and Diana with each episode highlighting separate vignettes in the lives of the Royal family which IMO really didn't add anything. Season 5 will be the finale so I am hoping they turn it around. Having said that I felt the cinematography was spectacular
 
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