Parents' Guide to

The Crown

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Exquisite bio-series is complex and compelling.

TV Netflix Drama 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 18+

Love the show, hate that Netflix puts soft porn in season 2 episode 7

I've watched all of season 1 which was great and I would say appropriate for kids 13 + I've watched season 2 through episode 7 and I'm afraid to watch now. I was shocked at the sexual scenes they put in, and disgusted that Neflix has to ruin a great show with explicit content. So disappointed as I thought I finally found a "safe" show to watch.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
6 people found this helpful.
age 13+

Brilliant, Great Acting, Entertaining

Violence: 3/5 Animal hunting, guns are fired, we see animals with bullet wound, no excessive blood or gore. Tony and Margaret have an unhappy marriage, resulting in violence. Graphic surgery, lungs in atter etc, not too gory but may pahse squeemish. Charles is mildly abusive towards Diana. Elizabeth through a glass at Phillip out of anger. Charles is bullied at school, noting too physical though. Dead bodies in seaosn 1 durin great smog. Dianas bullemia scenes may be disturbing or triggerung for some. Sex: 4/5 Season 2 episode 7 has graphic sex, breasts and buttocks shown, but room is lowly lit. Implied sex. Andrew talks about a movie he is making, borderlines softcore porn. Images of breasts in season two episode 7. Language: 3/5 Occasional fuck, cunt used twice. Shit used sometimes. Damn, ass. Drugs, Drinking and Smoking: Margaret smokes a lot, leading to health problems, as does King George. Men drink socially, one time a man gets injured when drunk. Margaret is an alcoholic. Winston smokes a lot and drinks quite a bit leading to future health problems. Role Models: 1/5 The Queen cares more for public image than happiness of her family. Charles is a horrible person. Phillip bullies his son. Anne is a great role model though. Margaret Thatcher does bad things putting people at great risk and poverty. The acting in this show is flawless. Netflix doesn't get better with what it has to offer. Gillian Anderson, Emma Corrin, Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O Conner and Erin Doharty are just a few of the outstanding performances the show can offer. Must watch.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
5 people found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19):
Kids say (48):

Netflix's most expensive series to date pays off with a beautifully acted and impeccably designed drama that's also one of its very best -- and not because it's been engineered for binging. Quite the opposite, as each episode is structured to not necessarily blend into the next but to stand satisfyingly on its own, like an artfully wrapped package that's waiting to be opened when you're ready. It's a novel approach for a streaming television series that makes The Crown and its noticeable lack of cliffhangers feel revolutionary compared to some of its peers.

Those looking for an escape, whether from one's daily drudgeries or the uncertainties of modern politics, will likely find The Crown a welcome refuge. But it serves up more than dazzling visual extravagances. It also delivers thoughtful and complex messages about power, corruption, gender, and leadership that, for a period piece, have surprising relevance.

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