Looking for a series to get you through the holiday season? The Crown Season 2 comes to Netflix on 8 December bringing all the wit, beauty and flair of the first season and then some
We are a team of TV and movie buffs here at Honeycombers Hong Kong, so if we aren’t out enjoying cocktails at happy hour or a fine dining meal, chances are you will find us glued to a screen watching the latest and greatest shows. The Crown Season 2 is coming to Netflix to give you your royal fix just in time for the holidays, and we were given early access to the highly anticipated second season. Here is what we’re loving from the House of Windsor this time around (no spoilers!).
The Crown Season 2 on Netflix
We were obsessed with Season 1 of The Crown. From the costumes to the drama to the quirky characters and that good old British stiff upper lip; the show was one of our highlights of 2016.
With The Crown Season 2, get ready for some more somber moments of marital strife. As with any couple, Her Majesty and Prince Philip have the troubles that can test the foundations of a relationship. The show humanises them this season, with some dark elements included for good measure, as Claire Foy proves once again that she is a force of modern acting genius.
What’s different in Season 2?
Each chapter is a character driven story this time around, while the events and markings of history are mere background stories, used to pitch how they change the character in question. The family drama takes centre stage and we are given more grandiose wide camera angles of the world as they travel it (quite pretty at times and a welcomed addition to the series). With this in the spotlight, the political plotlines tend to be rushed through and not given their weight, especially considering the enormity of the social changes sweeping Britain at the time.
Don’t dismay though, as you will however be introduced to new characters, both big and small, that further ground the otherworldly atmosphere of the House of Windsor. Each chapter weighs heavy on their own storyline, making the narrative at times as choppy as the rough relationships the series is exploring.
It’s a long way from the glistening coronation ceremony and the gripping conversations of Winston Churchill’s cabinet in Season 1, but The Crown Season 2 examines the frailty of humans, our emotional struggles and never ending quest for happiness – or mere contentment at times.
As one can count of the stability of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, you can count on The Crown Season 2 not to disappoint with Claire Foy anchoring the ship through steady waters. As the future of the show is said to be jumping in time, with a new cast to fit, this last season with this brilliant cast is to be savoured and binged!
The Crown Season 2 will be released on Netflix on 8 December