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Posted Saturday 1/13/18 at 12:37AM EST
Why Victoria is preferable to The Crown
Netflix’s Queen Elizabeth II series has received more buzz and critical acclaim than the Masterpiece drama based on Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother. Of the two, Mike Hale finds Victoria to be more “immediately gratifying.” He adds: “So call me shallow, or just contrary, for preferring the breezy, full-blooded pleasures of Victoria to the more finely wrought, stiffer virtues of The Crown. Who would have thought that the person for whom the Victorian Era was named would be this much fun?”
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 5:21PM EST
The Top 5 most-read Wikipedia pages of 2017 include Queen Elizabeth II, Game of Thrones Season 7 and Meghan Markle
According to Wikipedia's statistical analysis, The Crown likely helped deliver more than 19 million page views to the Queen’s Wikipedia page. Her predecessor, Queen Victoria, ranked 13th thanks to the Victoria TV drama. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones Wikipedia pages ranked fourth and sixth. 13 Reasons Why placed 10th, while Riverdale came in at No. 18.
Posted Tuesday 12/12/17 at 2:13PM EST
Victoria renewed for Season 3
ITV and PBS' Masterpiece have announced a third season of the royal family drama, with Jenna Coleman reprising her role as Queen Victoria.
Posted Tuesday 11/14/17 at 6:04AM EST
Victoria creator: I was groped at the British prime minister’s residence
Daisy Goodwin says she was visiting then-Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street to talk about her ITV series when, she alleges, an unnamed government official “put his hand on my breast.” "At the end of the meeting we both stood up and the official, to my astonishment, put his hand on my breast," she said. "I looked at the hand and then in my best Lady Bracknell voice said: 'Are you actually touching my breast?' He dropped his hand and laughed nervously."