Fun & Famous


I completely understand if you don’t have all the time in the world to work through the entire Netflix selection, but there’s one show that’s just mandatory for you to watch because it’s the talk of town. So if you want to be a part of the Netflix ‘in-crowd’, you better start watching: The Crown. The most expensive show ever made. 120 million dollars. Hallefuckinglujah. Pardon my French, but goddamnnn that’s a whole lot of zero’s.

As you might have notices, I’m a pro at making lists, so hereby a new one. With all the reasons why you need to start watching The Crown.

The setting

Hefty price tag, but then you know you’ve got something good. ‘A visual retreat’ is what I read online. Wouldn’t expect anything less with such an exorbitant budget.

The script

Oh man, Peter Morgan. Yet again he writes a brilliant script combining both personal and political matters into one with the occasional unexpected metaphor thrown in.

“Pardon my French, but goddamnnn that’s a whole lot of zero’s.”

The costumes

And again I’m thinking: I expected nothing less with that budget. Impressed by the costumes in Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones? Well, the same costume designer, Michele Clapton, is responsible for the looks for the cast in The Crown. Who knows, perhaps she’ll win her fourth Emmy.

The cast

From Hollywood veterans such as John Lithgow to newbies such as Vanessa Kirby. Every single member of the cast is brilliant. Jared Harris as King George VI, John Lithgow as Winston Churchill and Claire Foy as the queen… I’m sold.

You’re going to get a crush

On actor Matt Smith in the role of Prince Philip. Now I know what you might be thinking; yeah right Elke, that’s BS. But get back to me as soon as you’re through watching the first season so I can tell you: I told you so.