- Jun 20, 2006
Not long now
Just watched the first episode. My God, the dialogue! Absolutely abysmal.
Hard to tell yet how the performances are stacking up, because all anybody did was stiffly spout the most insanely heavy handed exposition at each other as though they were reading from a text book. Hope it settles down a bit...
I really should properly catch up. I gave up mid S1 because I just found it very dull and couldn’t hack more Churchill fodder, but binged S4 and enjoyed it because I wanted to watch stuff from my lifetime only.I've watched all four and quite enjoyed them actually!
It has been diminishing returns in the Colman era though, and I'm not really interested anymore, so there is that too
I really should properly catch up. I gave up mid S1 because I just found it very dull and couldn’t hack more Churchill fodder, but binged S4 and enjoyed it because I wanted to watch stuff from my lifetime only.
Three episodes in- it’s gone off a cliff. Some of the acting is APPALLING, who the fuck thought we needed a whole episode devoted to Mohammed al Fayed and the most interesting thing they can pull out of Prince Philip so far is a love of carriage racing?
Staunton is rubbish so far- she hasn’t really been given anything to do- and lots of the others are just caricatures.
I’ll still watch the series through- it remains entertaining- but the gripping drama of previous seasons is gone.
the name comes from a remark by (Lord) Asquith at Bonar Law's funeral, that they were burying the Unknown Prime Minister next to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
GAGGING. this was my first thought too. "oh, the Queen married the High Sparrow from Game of Thrones but made him take a shower first".I thought all the new cast were great, except for Jonathan Pryce who doesn't even TRY to do any sort of Prince Phillip voice? Lazy fucker just turns up and does it as himself, as if the Queen were married to Jonathan Pryce throughout the 90s.