The new season of the hit series "The crown" disappointed critics!

The first reviews for the first four episodes of the sixth and final season of Netflix's "The Crown" are out, and judging by the reaction in the UK, TV critics are not thrilled.

Nov 19, 2023 - 18:00
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The new season of the hit series "The crown"  disappointed critics!

Several major British media criticized the latest episodes of the show, with some critics objecting to visions of the late princess engaging in conversations with the Queen and Prince Charles. These scenes attracted a lot of attention, and many think that they depict Diana's "ghost".

"The word of a ghost is not helpful because it is not possible. I have never written anything from a supernatural perspective, not at all. It was more of an indication that when someone has just passed away, they are still alive in the minds of all those who are close to them and who love them. More to me felt like an extension of her in real life, rather than a ghost,"  - "The Crown" creator Peter Morgan stated.

The new season opens with Diana (Elizabeth Debicki) and Prince Charles (Dominic West) spending their first summer apart as newly divorced, their sons Prince William and Prince Harry played by Rufus Kampa and Fflyn Edwards. The first four episodes show the events leading up to the death of Diana and Dodi Fayed (Khalid Abdall) and the immediate aftermath.

"There is no art in this script"

One of the popular critics Lucy Mangan gave the sixth season one star, commenting, "It's so bad it's an out-of-body experience."

"From the beginning, The Crown has walked the edge between prestige drama capable of evoking a world of emotional struggle in a single scene or sentence and soap opera silliness. It began to falter in the third season, completely lost its balance over the next two, and now this art is plummeting into the abyss despite uniformly brilliant performances of the entire cast," Mangan added.

"After her death, the spirit of Diana appeared to Prince Charles and then to the Queen as a kind of angel, lighting their way. Diana's spirit is completely in line with what is now simply a stupid, side piece of the series, with a script that hardly aspires to craft, let alone art," she added.

In a two-star review, Nick Hilton for one magazine wrote: "The series routinely favors gossip over emotional resonance: there are highly speculative conversations between Diana and Dodi that drive the plot, while Charles breaks the news of Diana's death to the prince in a scene that we as the audience must not hear. This tabloid tone relegates the Queen to a secondary character, while Princess Margaret goes completely unnoticed." He added that "The Crown" "taught the world what it means to be British in the 20th century."

Those are only some of the comments after new episodes but we can clearly see in which direction is everything going.


Post By: Vanessa F.