In our The Crown season 6 part 2 review, we talk about Imelda Staunton’s stunning performance, Prince William and Kate’s love story and an unexpected reunion that got us teary eyed!
The Crown season 6 part 2 review: When I first heard that The Crown was about the life of Queen Elizabeth and everything else around the Royal family, I did not know what to expect. But from the first season itself, it made me feel like I am watching an inside scoop of some of the most pivotal moments from her life right from her being a wife, mother to finally ascending the throne and now in the last season being the longest reigning monarch in history.
This season focuses on the aftermath of Diana’s death. Her two young adult sons have to deal with everyone’s pitiful eyes and sympathy. They also have to learn everything from scratch when it comes to having a relationship with their father. All both of them want is to have a normal life but given who they are, their lives are anything but normal. William had to deal with immense female fan following and Harry had to deal with a scandal that he became a part of unintentionally. It felt like Part 2 itself was divided in two parts. One gave us a college romance arc with William and Kate’s story and the other was politics and royalty. Heavy is the head that wears the crown and this line has often come true throughout the entire series many times. The last part focuses on the woman Lilibet had to keep aside to become The Queen. Deep down, she misses her precious time spent away from the limelight with her husband and kids or that one wild night she spent with Princess Margaret when she was a teenager. It's about retrospecting if it’s time to give away responsibilities or carry on her duty further.
One of the major highlights that this show stands out for every season is its casting. Robert Stern does a phenomenal job at finding actors that not only look uncanny to the real life historic figures but also are really good actors. Ed Mcvey as Prince William, Luther Ford as Prince Harry and Meg Bellamy as Kate Middleton play their parts with conviction. The other thing about the show is that because the actors do their job so well, you often pause the scene and immediately google to see how accurate the situation shown in the series is and 9 out of 10 times, it is quite accurate. It is always interesting to know things that were in the public eye back then but we were unaware of it as we’re from a different generation and we learn about it all through this show. For instance, although William and Kate’s marriage was not an event from too long ago, seeing how they even fell in love in the first place was insightful; Diana’s death which is so famous around the world, to see it actually unfold in front of our eyes was something else.
The Crown has been one of the most popular series Netflix has ever produced so one might wonder what could even be the right closure for a real life story that has so much to cover still. But the makers pick the right moments to focus on and tie it all up in the end with a beautiful goodbye given by not just Imelda Staunton but Olivia Coleman and Claire Foy as well. It was chilling to see the three women who boldly and incredibly brought this character to life standing next to each other. It was a crossover we didn’t know we needed. The very last scene of the climax serves as a subtle and sophisticated metaphor to The Queen’s passing away last year and the larger than life journey that she’s had.
The Crown season 6 part 2 is currently streaming on Netflix!
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