The Weekend Roundup – 02/03

This week in the Roundup: singing knights, unfortunate events, con-men, and time travel.

Hello, readers and welcome to the first edition of The Weekend Roundup!

You’ve stumbled upon a new recurring series where I do mini-reviews of what I’ve been watching in the past week. Given my recent entry into full-time employment, I have much less time to watch TV and even less time to write about it than I did previously. So this series is my attempt to have my cake and eat it too. I’ll still be writing dedicated reviews for certain shows but this format is a way for me to offer my opinions on shows that aren’t necessarily worth a full review or that I don’t have time to review in depth.

So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

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Review: Netflix’s ‘The Crown’ Dazzles With Its Complex Portrait Of The Life Of Queen Elizabeth II

Claire Foy leads the cast in the drama that takes a beautiful look into the life of a Queen.

In the world of “Peak TV,” every outlet is searching for the show that will not only bring them attention but also awards. Since it began producing original shows in earnest in 2013, Netflix has had no lack of attention drawn to its service. With big shows like House of Cards, Stranger Things, and any of the shows it produces with Marvel, they’ve given people plenty of things to watch and talk about. Yet despite the amount of shows produced by Netflix (many of which are of high quality), awards have by and large skipped their shows. Yes, House of Cards received a few Emmy nominations but the critical consensus has mostly passed that show by. With The Crown, Netflix has made a serious bid into the realm of “prestige drama,” one that is sure to bring them the award attention they’ve been seeking.

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