One of the most talked-about television shows this year has been the famous period drama The Crown. Based on Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, the series took a divisive turn with the entry of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Lady Diana Spencer in its fourth season, making it all the more successful.
In South Asia, the Netflix show has also found a solid fan base. The iconic Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan currently has the show on his list of binge-watchers. The actor recently wrote about the show and how, according to the Hindustan Times, he can’t avoid watching it.
Bachchan lauded the show’s writing and achievements in his blog on Thursday night. And the Crown continues in all its majesty. What performances, what writing and what learning on the pronunciations of the English language, custom, ritual of tradition, history, views, dictatorship… all wrapped into one utter. The actor said Cannot stop watching” experience.
Amitabh had written in an earlier tweet, “‘You can’t be everything to everyone and still be true to ourselves’ ~ a dialogue from the TV serial Crown, where PM Harold Wilson tells the Queen this to her.” Recently, the fourth season of the popular show began streaming. Princess Diana and her relationship with the royal family have now changed the spotlight.
The Crown stars Emma Corrin as the Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles as her husband, Josh O’Connor. It also features Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister Gillian Anderson and Princess Margaret as Helena Bonham Carter. Often seen in pivotal roles are Emerald Fennell, Tobias Menzies, Stephen Boxer, Erin Doherty and Marion Bailey.
Since its debut in 2016, under the leadership of Queen Elizabeth II, the show has told the storey of the British monarchy. But the new season’s trailer made it clear that the plot will no longer concentrate solely on the Queen (portrayed by Olivia Colman in seasons 3 and 4) and her niece, Princess Margaret (played by Helena Bonham Carter), as her reluctant
Instead in the latest season, when Thatcher (played by Gillian Anderson) assumes office, there is a new political relationship that falls into view. The “Iron Lady” appears to claim her seniority in one scene: stressing that she is a few months older than the king, Thatcher strongly asserts that her main purpose is to “change the country” and not have any kind of harmonious relationship with the Queen.