Matt Rauch, Diana, Jonathan Price discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News


Show of the week is The Crown. It's new season begins streaming on Netflix on Wednesday. Joining us to talk about what this season will bring is TV guides Matt rauch. Good morning, Matt, this show just keeps getting more and more popular. Well, it does. And it certainly has got a lot more scrutiny in the wake of the actual queens passing away earlier this year. And there have been some pushback in the UK among people who thinks maybe it's disrespectful to keep telling this story or tell it now And it's moving into the final stretch really in this season and one more season to go. It would be because we're now into the point where this is stuff a lot of people still remember. We're in the 1990s. We're in the downward spiral of Charles and Diana's marriage. The sex tape, the phone sex with a Camila comes out in the newspapers. She gives that explosive BBC interview and all things kind of blow up all over the place and at the same time there are polls saying Queen Elizabeth has Queen Victoria syndrome. She's been in the job too long as she relevant. Is she out of touch? And there's a lot of metaphors to sort of make that kind of clear. So there has been some controversy around this season, but I think it is still done with the same sensitivity and empathy for these characters humanizing these very, very public figures. Yes, some of it is imagined, but that is what docudrama does. And I think that the Peter Morgan has done a really good job here. Again, we've got a new cast, so we have a meld of Staunton, the terrific character actress, now playing the queen and her twilight. Jonathan price is her Prince Philip. And Dominic West, who you'll know from the wire, is Charles. And a woman who I'm not that familiar with, Elizabeth de Becky, is uncanny in her impersonation of Diana. Just you can't believe it's almost not her in some regards. But she is a very pained person here. There's a lot of conflict. But if you like The Crown before, I think you're going to like it again. And this is such a unique thing about this series, the cast changes as it ages, there haven't been any misses yet really in these recasts. No, they're really haven't. And these are all really terrific actors and they were in the first two seasons and then again when Olivia Colman and Emma corrin and Josh O'Connor were playing all those parts and what we've also got Leslie manville, who's all over the place. She's got a current masterpiece mystery thing, and she's and she's playing Princess Margaret. And again, you just have one great British actor after another. I think sometimes the sour grapes are the ones who didn't get cast. Because it really is, it's amazing how they have kept the sort of credibility of these characters, even though they're played by completely different people every two years. But here we go. We're in the final stretch now. Okay, thank you, Matt. You bet. TV guides Matt rauch. Moments like watching my grandson's deal

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