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The Crown

  1. fall preview 2023
    Fall TV Can’t Stop Looking BackwardThis season, streaming embraces a model that makes it safer to tell stories about the past.
  2. casting call
    The Search for the Next Will and KateThe Crown’s casting director on how the show found the right pair to bring an interior life to these tabloided young royals.
  3. the crown
    Tom Cruise and a Bear Added to King’s Coronation Guest ListAnd maybe Nicki Lewinsky.
  4. keeping up with the fake royals
    The Crown Coronates Its Kate Middleton and Prince WilliamSo prep.
  5. overnights
    The Crown Season-Finale Recap: Full CircleThe season ends with another poll, another new prime minister, another boat trip, and a lingering sense of unease.
  6. close read
    The Crown Did Diana DirtySeason five’s diminishment of the “people’s princess” as petulant and reckless feels like nefarious intent hidden behind fictional license.
  7. overnights
    The Crown Recap: The War of the WalesesBreakups suck, but this episode doesn’t.
  8. chat room
    The Crown’s Olivia Williams Brought Monty Python Energy to Her Tampon Scene“It ends up with Charles, literally, saying he would go round and round the bowl and never flush down. It’s not a sexual fantasy.”
  9. overnights
    The Crown Recap: Tear Down the TempleIf this episode of The Crown had aired three years ago, Martin Bashir might have gotten a very different edit.
  10. chat room
    The Crown’s Lesley Manville Missed Her One Chance to Meet Princess MargaretVia an invitation from her friend David Bowie.
  11. overnights
    The Crown Recap: DNA BusinessAh The Crown, a show about the royal family — you know, the Romanovs.
  12. keeping up with the (fake) royals
    Princess Diana Is Haunting Her Biographer Through Elizabeth Debicki“It was like being with a ghost.”
  13. emergency discussion
    Does The Crown Like the Royals or Not?A season about the Diana and Charles divorce would seem like a prime opportunity to tear into the monarchy. And yet …
  14. overnights
    The Crown Recap: TampongateSome doubted The Crown would touch this incident, and yet here we are.
  15. overnights
    The Crown Recap: Love’s RefrainThings heat up in this Margaret-focused episode (literally, in Windsor Castle’s case).
  16. overnights
    The Crown Recap: Puttin’ on the RitzThe Crown steps away from the royal family and puts the spotlight on Mohamed and Dodi Al-Fayed.
  17. overnights
    The Crown Recap: True GriefPhilip helps a family member through a hard time but basically tells Diana to suck it up.
  18. overnights
    The Crown Season-Premiere Recap: I’m on a BoatNetflix’s prestige drama is really amping up the drama as season five kicks off.
  19. tv review
    The Crown Wades Into a Royal MessThe choppy but absorbing fifth season of Netflix’s monarchical saga feels divorced from what came before.
  20. trailer mix
    The Crown Steps Into the Revenge-Dress EraThe season-five trailer has both real and figurative fireworks.
  21. revenge of the dress
    Princess Diana’s Revenge Dress Is Coming to The CrownElizabeth Debicki plays Princess Diana for the upcoming season five.
  22. keeping up with the ex-royals
    Netflix Suddenly Scared to Offend Anyone With Harry and Meghan DocSources say the streamer is “rattled” as the couple try to “tone down” the edit.
  23. ratings
    Apparently Everyone’s Streaming The Crown AgainWhile the queen’s funeral wasn’t quite the ratings blockbuster.
  24. uk hun?
    Prince Harry Calls Matt Smith ‘Granddad,’ the Poor Confused DearWho’s gonna tell him?
  25. the actual crown
    The Crown Isn’t Uncouth Like the Rest of Y’allThe Netflix show officially paused production out of respect for the queen’s death.
  26. herstorical fiction
    Netflix Might Plumb More Britstory for a Prequel to The CrownWhich … isn’t that just The King’s Speech?
  27. jewel heist
    Have You Seen $200,000 Worth of The Crown Props?Now who walked off set with a whole grandfather clock face hidden under their shirt?
  28. advent calendar
    Rowing Blazers’ Diana Sweaters Are Indeed a LuxuryThey’ve been feeling Diana Fever since the ’80s.
  29. princess diana
    There Are So Many Dianas We Had to Assign SuperlativesFrom film to TV to a filmed musical performed onstage.
  30. keeping up with the fake royals
    The Crown Consultant and Friend of Princess Diana Quits Over Her Portrayal“I realized that particular story line would not necessarily be told as respectfully or compassionately as I had hoped,” Jemima Khan said.
  31. fact vs fiction
    What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Pablo Larraín’s Spencer?In telling Princess Diana’s story, the director takes plenty of artistic liberties to reimagine her mythology.
  32. casting call
    The Crown Casts Diana’s Cute New BlokeThe reign of Dodi Al-Fayed begins.
  33. predictions
    What Will Win and What Should Win at the 2021 Emmy AwardsYou can bet on these predictions … maybe!
  34. oh how they’ll talk
    We’re Ready to Be Scandalized by Emma Corrin in Lady Chatterley’s LoverThe D.H. Lawrence novel was banned across the globe for obscenity, and we couldn’t be more excited.
  35. first looks
    The Crown Unveils Elizabeth Debicki and Dominic West’s Diana and CharlesWill Debicki be lying down for the whole season?
  36. first look
    Imelda Staunton Will Have Order As The Crown’s New QueenCheck out an “early glimpse” of the Netflix series’ third and final Elizabeth.
  37. casting call
    Jonny Lee Miller Will Be the Very Model of The Crown’s Major Prime MinisterFile this one under “too hot.”
  38. rule britannia
    Matt Smith Remembers the Late Duke of Edinburgh: ‘Prince Philip Was the Man’“99 and out, but what an innings.”
  39. rule britannia
    The Crown Star Tobias Menzies Honors Prince Philip With a Wee Bit of Shakespeare“O good old man!”
  40. vulture bets on berry
    Only Matt Berry Can Play Boris Johnson on The CrownJust imagine him in that wig.
  41. crossovers
    In Meghan and Harry’s Oprah Interview, Two TV Worlds CollidedWith its invocation of streaming-era giant The Crown, Oprah Winfrey’s old-school broadcast event merged two ends of the TV spectrum.
  42. golden globes 2021
    Gillian Anderson Is Watching the Sun Rise Over Prague AloneSure, she won, but at what cost?
  43. chat room
    The Crown’s Emma Corrin Is Waiting for Elizabeth Debicki’s Call“That’s a decision she has to make for herself.”
  44. conscious uncoupling
    British Power Couple Gillian Anderson and Peter Morgan Reportedly SplitAt least they got through The Crown together.
  45. fact or fiction?
    U.K. Culture Secretaries Think Netflix Needs to Clearly Label The Crown FictionWell, it’s now reached the parliamentary committee stage.
  46. close reads
    The Crown’s ‘Balmoral Test’ Barbours Are Not Just JacketsMargaret Thatcher’s and Princess Diana’s outerwear choices offer a window into their relationships to power.
  47. vulture lists
    22 Actors Who Were in Both The Crown and The Iron LadyA veritable feast of middle-aged British character actors.
  48. girls on film
    Behind The Crown’s Best Diana Needle DropsMusic supervisor Sarah Bridge walks us through the season four music cues that define the princess’ rise into the Royal Family.
  49. god save the streaming
    Helena Bonham Carter Thinks The Crown Has a ‘Moral Responsibility’ to Be Fiction“I do feel very strongly.”
  50. windsor woes
    The Crown Found Its Scoundrel in CharlesIf the Netflix series once wanted us to see the prince as a sensitive man dragged along by an unfeeling system, it certainly doesn’t anymore.
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