A recurring, albeit minor, critique regarding the near-flawless first season of Netflix’s sumptuous historical drama The Crown
is that the now multi-award-winning series lacked any serious perforation – especially when it came to chiseling away at the monarchical members’ seemingly impenetrable personal lives.
A ridiculously lavish serial, featuring a steadfast ensemble delivering formidable performances from start to finish, earning John Lithgow
) a Primetime Emmy and Claire Foy
(Queen Elizabeth II
) a Golden Globe for their efforts, The Crown
’s first season was a deluge of pomp and circumstance and enchanting personalities that made for highly watchable TV. However, some found creator Peter Morgan
’s initial sculpting of the Monarchy more ideal for the powers that be as the royal family were more so seen, rather than heard.
Triumphantly, in its second season, The Crown
does away with deference and protocol, unspooling the tightly coiled yarns of several of