(CNN) The upper lips remain admirably stiff in "The Crown," but Season 2 takes what was a fine Netflix drama and polishes it to a high gloss -- presenting its stories more crisply, while providing a stronger showcase for its regal core cast. "The Crown" also continues to document the travails of Elizabeth's younger sister, Margaret (Vanessa Kirby), who meets and takes up with a dashing photographer (Matthew Goode, previously seen wooing Lady Mary on "Downton Abbey"). Then again, when it comes to romance, if Margaret didn't have lousy luck, she'd have positively none at all." allowfullscreen>Foy was terrific in year one as well, but at times risked being overshadowed by the larger-than-life figures that surrounded her, starting with Winston Churchill. Here, she's a firmly ensconced queen, albeit one still grappling with the indignities associated with that role in an increasingly modern era, such as her resistance to delivering her annual Christmas message via television.
Source: CNN December 07, 2017 14:26 UTC