Netflix 'Crown' a television gem

“The Crown,” a new series on Netflix, is already an award winner after taking top honors at the Golden Globes. November marked the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth. The streaming service released the first season of the series with 10 episodes of “The Crown,” based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II.

For those who stopped everything to watch the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and appreciate the Royal family tradition, “The Crown” is a good choice.

Produced by Sony Pictures UK, “The Crown” is the most expensive TV series of all time, costing over $100 million to produce the season. One of the highlights of the show is the choice of actors who bear a striking resemblance to the real-life royals. Big names include Matt Smith as Prince Philip, Jared Harris as King George VI, John Lithgow as Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth. Foy’s impressive acting earned her a Golden Globe award for best actress in a TV drama series. “The Crown” also took home the Golden Globe for Best Drama Television Series.

Different from other shows, “The Crown” focuses on maintaining the real story of Queen Elizabeth. It tells the story of her path from princess to the world’s longest-reigning monarch. The more I watched, I realized how little I knew about the royal family, its rules and traditions. It made me want to search for information and learn more about the royal family. I found it interesting to learn how important they are to history and why it’s important to keep the tradition alive.

Netflix anticipated the success of the series since the second season was already in progress before the series debut.

“The Crown” is currently available on Netflix. The next season is expected to be released at the end of November.