“Even after the election craziness, I find myself still thinking about this series,” says forum poster FrozenBarbie in reaction to the Netflix series “The Crown.” That’s high praise indeed after possibly the most controversial election result in modern American history, but the rest of the reactions in our message boards echo that praise for the series, which follows the early reign of England’s Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy).
“The Crown” debuted its entire 10-episode first season on November 4, and it’s reportedly one of the most expensive productions Netflix has produced. But the reviews were largely glowing, and if the responses in our message board are any indication it could pay off with awards for lead actress Foy as well as her co-stars Matt Smith (as Prince Philip), John Lithgow (as Winston Churchill) and Jared Harris (as King George VI), and director Stephen Daldry.
Read some of their spoiler-free comments below, and join the discussion in our forums.
FrozenBarbie: Even after the election craziness, I find myself still thinking about this series … As amazing as Harris and Lithgow were, I think I continued to watch merely because Foy was just so captivating and mesmerizing. She really was perfect. Well done, you. She would have my vote for the Emmy, so far.
Atypical: Sensational pilot! Daldry is coming for his directing Emmy, and from the looks of this episode everyone should place this into the Drama Series frontrunner position now … Claire Foy is radiant. Best Drama Actress just locked up a slot.
forwardswill: Up to episode three. Claire Foy truly is stunning in this role. I’d love to see her win the Emmy.
AMG: I am also loving Matt Smith as the enigmatic Duke of Edinburgh. The fact that the real man is so brilliant may help with this in some way. John Lithgow is also compelling to watch. His Churchill is so complexly layered, it allows Lithgow to play with the material to high impact.
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