10 Reasons 'The Crown' Is The Best Show On Netflix

10 Reasons 'The Crown' Is The Best Show On Netflix

It might not be as popular as 'Stranger Things,' but 'The Crown' is definitely the best show on Netflix.

Netflix fans, if you're not watching The Crown obsessively, then you're doing it wrong. Artful, dramatic, and beautiful, The Crown is everything you could ever want in a show. As far as terms of historical accuracy, there are a few things that are embellished slightly, but overall, it's a 10/10. Season 2 came out in December and it has taken all of my willpower to wait this long to finish it. Now that I have, I'm counting down the days until the end of the year and the projected release date.

Regardless of whether or not you appreciate historical dramas or the British Monarchy, this is still the best show on Netflix right now.

1. Claire Foy might actually be the Queen

Claire Foy is a carbon copy of Queen Elizabeth II from the way she carries herself to her accent. Her physical build is nearly identical right down to the color of her eyes. It's kind of terrifying, tbh.

2. The costumes

The costumes are beautiful and so accurate. The refined and classic style of the Queen playing off of Princess Margaret's fun and modern look is such a great expression of personality and, tbh, I constantly try to figure out how I can let them inspire my outfits.

3. Matt Smith

While I nearly always fall into "Team Elizabeth" when she and Philip have an on-screen fight, Matt Smith is a great actor and he makes the show a lot of fun to watch. His slightly dorky, slightly athletic portrayal of the Duke of Edinburgh is endearing even though he does annoy me half of the time. He has this kind of kicked-puppy look that is 10/10 every time he uses it.

4. The camera angles

I'm not a film nerd, but the camera angles are so unique and artful. They really like to use reflections and shadows. It's so cool!

5. Vanessa Kirby

Vanessa Kirby is a beautiful human who does a fantastic job acting as Princess Margaret. Everything about her and her portrayal is perfect.

6. The drama

The drama of this show is incredibly balanced. I love when they use voice-overs of a character reading something while showing a scene. The second episode of season 1 is wonderful for this. Basically, all of the drama and political plots are just wonderful.

7. The ascension to the throne

Elizabeth's ascension to the throne is so well done and really highlights all of the issues that came up for the young queen. The balance of her grief and her self-control as she managed her new life was so well-done. Basically, everything about her is just so impressive.

8. The timeline

The timeline of the show is so cool. I love that we get to see Elizabeth and Philip get married, have a life without being the rulers of the country, and then actually deal with becoming one of the most famous couples in the world. Having characters die within the first few episodes was a risky move, but it works really well.

9. The strong female characters

The Queen and Princess Margaret are just two of the strong female characters in this show. Their grandmother was a force to be reckoned with and having her on-screen was really fun! I also really loved Clementine Churchill and her character (even though she didn't have a lot of screen time). Basically, all of the ladies in this show are phenomenal.

10. The Queen Elizabeth II/Duke of Edinburgh relationship

I cannot tell you guys enough how cute I think they are. The Queen has said that Philip's temper tantrums and overreactions were embellished quite a bit by Netflix, but I honestly don't even mind because it makes their make-ups that much cuter. Basically, I'm shamelessly obsessed with the two of them.

Okay, one more:

I promise this is the last one:

Cover Image Credit: Netflix

Popular Right Now

14 Stages Of Buying Jonas Brothers Concert Tickets As A 20-Something In 2019

"Alexa, play "Burnin' Up" by the Jonas Brothers."


In case you missed it, the Jonas Brothers are back together and, let me tell you, they're giving us some major jams. For those of us who were there when it all began back in 2007 with their first album, It's About Time, this has been one of the most important events of the year. But nothing, and I mean nothing can rival the excitement every twenty-something felt as the Jonas Brothers announced their Happiness Begins tour. I, for one, put my name in for ticket presale, have been following every single social media site related to the tour/group, and, of course, listening to the Jonas Brothers on repeat. And if you did manage to snag tickets, then you know that this is how your brain has been ever since they announced the tour.

1. Finding out that they're going on tour

2. Hopefully entering your name into the lottery to get presale tickets

3. Finding out that you actually get to buy presale tickets

4. Impatiently waiting for your presale tickets by listening to their songs on repeat

5. And remembering how obsessed you used to be (definitely still are) with them

6. Trying to coordinate the squad to go to the concert with you

7. Waiting in the Ticketmaster waiting room...

8. ...And feeling super frantic/frustrated because there are about 2000 people in line in front of you

9. Actually getting into the site to buy the tickets

10. Frantically trying to find seats you can actually pay for because, let's be real, you're twenty-something and poor

11. Managing to actually get the seats you want

12. Joyfully letting your squad know that you've done it

13. Crying a little because all of the dreams you've had since 2007 are coming true

14. Listening to every single Jonas Brothers song on repeat (again)

If you, like me, have finally fulfilled one of your dreams since childhood, then congrats, my friend! We've made it! Honestly, of all the things I've done in my adult life, this might be the one that child me is the most proud of.

Related Content

Connect with a generation
of new voices.

We are students, thinkers, influencers, and communities sharing our ideas with the world. Join our platform to create and discover content that actually matters to you.

Learn more Start Creating

10 Things Vegans Can Actually Do And Eat At BBQs This Summer

Sometimes a veggie burger beats a hamburger any day.


Everyone loves BBQs, they are the staple of summer. And that includes Vegans!

They love BBQs and there is so much for them to do and eat at BBQs......

Actually, there isn't.

There is nothing Vegans can eat BBQs. The risk of cross-contamination is simply too high.

Related Content

Facebook Comments