I started to write something serious, but then it got, like, way more serious than I can handle at 10:30 PM on a school night. Especially for a day that started out with a donut for breakfast, so.
Let’s talk about Netflix!
Right now, I’m looooving The Crown. I was hesitant at first, because the thumbnail looks so intense and I usually like to reserve what little viewing time I have for comedy. “Let’s watch something funny!” is what I say nearly every night to Mister Baker. A day without laughter, you know? But after making our way through every single stand-up special (the new Jim Gaffigan is hilarious, by the way), I casually mentioned that I’d like to take a peek at an historical drama about the early years of Queen Elizabeth II and Baker was totally into it.
It’s beautifully shot, and it’s so well acted. John Lithgow is incredible as Winston Churchill. I knew nothing of the show going into it, and as soon as Lithgow appeared on the screen, it was clear who he was supposed to be. He embodies that character like none other I’ve ever seen him play.
For a show that is most definitely not a comedy, it manages to be humorous in a very real way. I often wonder how accurate a depiction the whole thing is, whether the characters are reminiscent of the historical figures – some of whom are still alive – they represent. And whether or not the Royal Family watches! These are the thoughts that keep me up at night!
We’ve only got a few episodes left and then we’re back to wondering what we should watch next. Any suggestions?