I am not a fan of the royal family, but I have enjoyed this expensive, very well made series in the past.
Watched the first episode of the new season and found it pretty poor. I thought previous seasons were better, particularly the re-creation of huge historical events in recent British history like the abdication. However it seems to be turning into a soap opera with vacuous and shallow caricatures, and for me much less riveting. “Diana” in the first episode was inhabited with pretty much every cliche imaginable (Thatcher too).
Maybe it was always like this, but I am now more familiar with the historical events portrayed and it is clearly a work of fantasy and at least 90% of it is made up. That’s fine, but I think the first 2 seasons were much better (with a different cast).
Any other thoughts, positive or negative?