THE CROWN’s fifth and final season was a doozy. It covered numerous emotional peaks and tumultuous lows that has had a repercussion effect on the British Monarchy for years. 

THE CROWN is well-researched and written. It mixes facts and events so well together with creative fiction it is hard to tell the difference. The series is slick and compelling. The entire ensemble is cast with tremendous responsibility to get it right. And they do. At times, the pacing is a tad slow, but it always leads up to a fiery conclusion. The locations, sets, props, make-up, and costumes have succeeded week after week. It is like pretending to be a fly on the wall and being able to relive history. Brilliant. 

I believe this past season was the best. The attention to the most minute of details was superb. The stories the writers chose to share showcased a more intimate look at the Royals and how they live their lives. It shared what their dreams and hopes were for the future of the United Kingdom. All of them resided in a fishbowl, constantly asking themselves the “infamous three questions:”

Does it need saying?

Does it need saying now?

Does it need saying by me?

What a terrible way to exist every day. 

THE CROWN is truly an achievement in television history. It is a visual delight and definitely “brain food” for those caught in the middle. It is available to stream on NETFLIX. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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