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The Crown (Netflix) TV Show

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Dave Diddy, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Dave Diddy

    Feelin' kinda lonely ain't what it used to be Supporter

    The Crown is a biographical story about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. It recently won Best Drama at the Golden Globes.

  2. Dave Diddy

    Feelin' kinda lonely ain't what it used to be Supporter

    Either my search function is broken or there's not already a thread for this? Either way, I'm not typically interested in British royalty shows but I started watching this after it won best drama at the Golden Globes. Anyone else watching?
  3. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    I think my parents started watching this show. I don't know much beyond its premise. I just finished the OA, so I am in the hunt for a new show.
  4. Will get to this eventually. Currently running through Peaky Blinders and plan to go through ASOUE after that.
  5. I thought this was pretty fantastic. I was afraid it was gonna be a straightforward British period piece, which I would likely be bored by, but the performances, music, and occasional moments of grandeur elevate it. John Lithgow was particularly great, and Claire Foy's performance is strong too.
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  7. worldviews


    Netflix true crime series Narcos spurs huge demand for Colombian women.
    Produced by Netflix, the show "Narcos" takes on the infamous Medellin drug cartel which follows the rise and fall of Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar and the Drug Enforcement Agency agents hunting him. The story is told largely from the points of view of Escobar (Brazilian actor Wagner Moura) and U.S. DEA Agent Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook), on opposite sides of what would become an all-out war. Many critics of true crime dramas have always complained they are promoting crime and violence by glorification, an unintended consequence of American entertainment industries. These shows can have other interesting consequences. The Foreign Bride industry has seen a huge spike in demand for Colombian women. This can be viewed as positive or negative, depending on social perspective. Foreign Brides, sometimes referred to as "mail order brides", a term the industry completely rejects, have become a billion dollar a year business. According to industry leaders, Colombia represented only about 3% of the market three years ago. Since the popularity of Narcos, many companies have seen near tenfold increases in men seeking Colombian wives. A Foreign Affair (AFA), a company that helps men find women through international tours, says tours to Colombia are now selling out. AFA arranges group tours where 10 to 20 men travel together to Medellin, Cartagena or Barranquilla. During the tour, they attend arranged Social events where the men meet hundreds of beautiful Colombian women looking for marriage. Women can also place their profiles on the AFA web site, in the hopes of finding a husband. Kenneth Agee, the marketing director for AFA says, "Because of the show we are doubling our tours to Medellin for next year. Narcos has brought a lot of attention to the intense beauty of Colombian women. Although the show is often very violent, the women of Colombia come across as very family oriented and loyal. These values seem harder and harder to find in this world. I would have to agree, because of the interest in Narcos, we even added an excursion to where Pablo's self-built prison was located, in the hills overlooking Medellin. The crowning of 2015 Miss Universe Paulina Vega put Barranquilla, Colombia on the map. Barranquilla now has recognition for being home to some of the most beautiful and talented women in the world. Not only is Miss Universe from here, Grammy Award winning pop singer Shakira, and actress Sofia Vergara also call Barranquilla home. Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett. She's been nominated for 4 Golden Globe Awards, 4 Prime time Emmy Awards, and 7 Screen Actors Guild Awards, all stemming from this role. In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd Most Powerful Woman in the world by Forbes. David from Mesa AZ says he met more qualified women in one week than he has during the last 10 years. In 2010, Lisa Ling and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) filmed a one hour show on the AFA tour called "Online Brides - Our America with Lisa Ling." Even Lisa Ling was surprised by the beauty and sincerity of the women from Barranquilla. Janet Davis, head of a women's rights group says "AFA is just taking advantage of women from these third world countries. This is no different than Pablo trafficking in narcotics, but these companies traffic women." Proponents refer to a Report (INTERNATIONAL MATCHMAKING ORGANIZATIONS: A REPORT TO CONGRESS) that these marriages have much lower divorce rates and abuse rates compared to traditional domestic marriages. This data makes international dating similar to a woman in the US joining eHarmony to look for a husband.
    23-year-old Viviana, from Cartagena, says "I come to these events because I know the men attending are serious about marriage, they are faithful and are good to family. For Colombian women, it is the most important thing, good husband and good family. Kenneth says, "It has not been all rosy. Narcos has brought us some problems. In Cartagena, we have several Penthouses we rent out. One was originally owned by "Don Diego" head of the Norte Del Velle Drug Cartel, the other by Pablo's people. Over the past year, the properties have been tracked down by individuals thinking they will find large qualities of cash hidden, thus we sometimes find holes all over the walls after a tenant leaves. For Narcos fans, those who love the gangster genre, or just those who just like seeing beautiful Latin women, there's good news; Netflix's has confirmed Season 3 and 4.
  8. Looking forward to this. Dec 8th.

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  9. Dave Diddy

    Feelin' kinda lonely ain't what it used to be Supporter

    Kind of surprised by how little activity this thread gets. I assume there's a decent amount of people who watch this. Guess it's just not one of those type of shows that inspires a lot of discussion.
  11. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    gotta finish mrs. maisel so i can get to this.
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  12. Gotta finish Narcos S3 and Dark before I get to this, and then finish this before Black Mirror drops. So much TV!
  13. tucah

    not champ Prestigious

    I never ended up getting around to the first season so I'm gonna do that after I finish up the last episode of Maisel this weekend.
  14. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    second season is great so far, two eps in.

    what ep of the season is the jfk ep?
  15. Kuri44


    This season pulls at my heartstrings so hard lol. I at least tear up in each episode. Love this show :verysad::clap::clap:
  16. Enjoyed S2 just as much as the first. I really like the episodes in the back half of the season, including the JFK/Jackie ep and the Philip-centric one with his backstory.
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  17. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    helena bonham carter cast as margaret for s3
    wow great casting
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  18. ‘The Crown’ Producers Apologize to Claire Foy and Matt Smith over Pay Gap

  19. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    damn, i would have really liked to see bettany in the role, but i like menzies in catastrophe and GOT
  20. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    I'm sorry
  21. phaynes12 Prestigious

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  22. Almost feels like a different show with the new cast, but I'm excited. Looks good.
  23. I forgot how good this is