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The Netflix drama follows on directly from the second series, picking up in the mids, but features an entirely rebooted central cast, led by Oscar-winning Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II. So what do critics make of season three of The Crown so far? International Nickel - The Aesthetics - Live At The Crown Independent calls Olivia Colman "by a great distance the best thing about the new episode series".
In a mixed review, the aesthetics of the show are praised as "one of the most beautiful dramas on television", however the content is labelled "grand yet colourless". Calling the characters created by writer Peter Morgan as "magnificent caricatures", it compares Claire Foy's previous "Hollywood" performance as the Queen with what it calls Colman's "dazzlingly banal" portrayal. Helena Bonham Carter's turn as Princess Margaret is likened to "stunt casting", noting that the actress is fantastic at playing herself.
The review praises the final few episodes of the drama, where Prince Charles and Camilla Shand played by Josh O'Connor and Erin Doherty begin a relationship, announcing it as arrival into "right royal bonkbuster territory". As for Tobias Menzies, who has taken over from Matt Smith as the Duke of Edinburgh, a colourful description says his "face distinctly suggests a man on the verge of either delighting you or slashing you with a concealed blade".
The Telegraph hails a "gloriously confident, mischievous and witty opening", calling it "an instantly absorbing opener". The review notes the unlikely nature of many of the events, while acknowledging it makes for great drama.
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However, the review does International Nickel - The Aesthetics - Live At The Crown that viewers are likely to be harsher in judgement towards the portrayal of an Unknown Artist - Robins Boogie Queen as we are all familiar with the year-old monarch.
Despite liberties taken with timelines and colourful conversations which were likely more dull in real-life, the review concludes it is "good, soapy TV". Watch Live. The Crown: First reviews in for season three as Olivia Colman takes to the throne. Fill 2 Copy 11 Created with Sketch. Monday 18 NovemberUK. Why you can trust Sky News. The highly anticipated new series of The Crown has arrived. More stories. Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram.
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