Netflix has dropped a trailer for Season 2 of The Crown, due out in December. And as the show’s events race toward the 1960s, it’s impossible to watch the trailer without thinking: Dammit, why didn’t they just make this show about Princess Margaret?
No offense to Queen Elizabeth II, but her whole philosophy of ruling has been “keep your private life private and say as little as possible,” and they’ve already bogged this show down in Prince Philip’s ego, anyway. Why not just ditch the crown itself and follow the jet-set princess with the fabulous clothes and the messy personal life? Or, for that matter, take all that money and plow it into a spectacle about the entire international jet-set scene. Rita Hayworth! Liz Taylor! Aristotle Onassis! Pan Am! Suntans! A bunch of incredibly wealthy people with enough drama to generate 17 seasons of premium television in a parade of incredible locales! Go figure.