This post is in partnership with Netflix Canada as part of the Stream Team.
When we started watching The Crown this year, it didn’t take us long to become obsessed. We wanted to binge it. We wanted to know everything about it. We talked after each episode about what we thought and how we felt for the characters (because while this show is stunning as a period piece, the characters are the driving force).
It also meant that because this is based on true events, with actual people. While fictionalized, the timelines are consistent, and we can’t help but wonder which aspects of the show were also a reality. That’s where Google and Wikipedia came into play.
We would get lost in this world after each episode. Did that fight really happen in front of the press? What year was it when her father died? Is this guy a major player in their lives (oops, spoiler, because history is history!).
We loved chatting about each new tidbit we would discover, or send each other links with in depth information that was interesting or maybe had been fictionalized more than the original event. With each episode, we guessed the timeline that we thought we were in, worried for the characters who we knew made a departure one way or another from our historic timeline (and we figured, most likely, the show’s).
This dual way of watching a show has been of great interest to many of us. If we see something and want to know more, we can simple Google it to find out more. That’s a powerful way to interact with our entertainment now. The same can happen when we watch interesting shows with the kids. What’s nice, is that when they ask a question, we can easily find out the answer!
Have you watched The Crown? Season 2 is out on December 8!
disclosure: I’m part of the Netflix Stream team and receive perks. All opinions are my own. I wish I could blame Netflix for the countless hours I lose to Google 😉