Go on, admit it – you have a a teeny-tiny, secret fascination with the Royal Family.
If so, The Crown is your next addiction.
The first season dropped last week and there are 10 hour-long episodes waiting for you to binge on.
Following the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from 1947, a few years before her ascension to the throne, it’s got everything a good TV series needs – strong characters, romance, death, betrayal, political tension and a forbidden royal dalliance. Even better, it’s all 100 per cent true.
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Written by Peter Morgan, who’s also responsible for The Queen and play The Audience both starring Helen Mirren, it’s meticulously researched, beautifully shot and features a stellar cast including Claire Foy as Elizabeth, Matt Smith as Prince Phillip and John Lithgowe as Winston Churchill.
Oh, and it cost a whopping $170 million to make – with the Queen’s replica wedding dress in the first episode costing $50,000 alone – making it one of (if not THE) most expensive television productions of all time.
We reckon it’s worth every cent.