The poet WH Auden once wrote:
Private faces in public places
Better and smarter
Than the public face in a private place.
If a TV show proves this, it must be Crown, This endless Netflix series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II has now entered its fourth season.
Although season 3 was good, it felt a little frustrating. As Britain fell into gray in the 1960s and 1970s, its role condensed into middle age. One always wants more charm, more hiss. These voices appear in a new season with a new look, the season centered on the three biggest British icons of the past 50 years-all of them are women.
The operation began around 1980, when the Queen (now in her 50s and still played by Olivia Colman) welcomed the arrival of two women who threatened her preeminence. The first is Margaret Thatcher (Margaret Thatcher) (played by Gillian Anderson), the daughter of a steel grocery store. Her cruelty made her not only the first female prime minister of the United Kingdom, but also Downing. The most polarized figure ever on 10th Street.
Shortly thereafter, Prince Charles, played by Josh O’Connor, met an afterlife named Diana Spencer, who played the role of Ai Emma Corrin starred. Although Charles fell in love with the married Camilla Parker Bowles, he was under pressure to get married.
Under such circumstances, a series of events, large and small, will occur in the next few years: stag hunts and avalanches, dinner speeches and news leaks, mass unemployment and apartheid, Australian royal parades and the Falklands War. We saw the emotional remains of Princess Margaret, Helena Bonham-Carter (Helena Bonham-Carter) suffering torment, the most famous is the “fairy tale romance” between Charles and Diana.
The creator and main writer of the show, Peter Morgan, has always paid so much attention to entertainment and historical attention, and this season is full of juicy scenes. However, under the pleasing pleasure, it quietly arranged big themes and conflicts. There are huge differences in views on Britain, the royal family, women and power.
The queen’s central conflict is Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher is almost self-deprecating and tenacious. Anderson manages to humanize without softening. The often funny scenes are filled with high heels and side eyes. The two take turns annoying and shocking each other.
Margaret Thatcher regarded Queen Je as a privileged idler. She did not win a lofty position, and her thoughts of aristocratic obligations were sentimental and out of touch. In return, the Queen regarded Thatcher as a boring bully. She did not see Britain as a family, but a super large store, and she had no sympathy for the millions of people who were unemployed due to economic shock therapy. They are absolutely correct.
Of course, the queen will be more sympathetic-unless you belong to her inner circle. When the family desperately begs for help-Margaret needs purpose, Charles needs praise, Diana needs warmth-well-meaning Elizabeth will go bankrupt. In the face of disturbing emotions, Coleman’s face showed us the queen’s soul hiding in a psychological panic room hidden somewhere in her skull. From there, she could only mutter to herself about her duties and the bromide of the monarchy.
But I know it is Diana that you really want to hear. At first, I worried that she might not be able to play. How does the heroine bottle the special magic that amazes her? In fact, Corrin is amazingly good at capturing the extraordinary charm of princesses. Her Diana is silly and eager to get attention-she likes to play in public and loves it. However, this young lady exudes warmth, decency and fun.
These virtues prevented her from preparing for the loneliness caused by irritability, which swallowed her from the moment she was engaged to Charles, which might be pitiful if he was less pretentious. He passed on the ruthlessness of the royal family to Diana, expressed indignation at her prestige, and allowed her to fend for herself while continuing to live with Camilla. It turns out that the fairy tale romance they boasted was not written by Disney but by the Brothers Grimm.
Every season Crown There seem to be victims. In the course of 10 episodes, as Tony Blair jokingly called, “People’s Princess” draws on Prince Philip, Princess Margaret, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, and many others in the show last season. Hard lessons learned. Everyone at Buckingham Palace does not care if you are happy in private, but only if your public face helps ensure the future of the crown.