Parents' Guide to

The Royals

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Only die-hard royal fans will appreciate this dry doc.

TV Netflix Drama 2013
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This series is a true documentary in the most traditional -- and dry -- sense of the genre. The Royals is based almost exclusively on expert interviews, historic video clips, and modern footage of the blue-blooded British royal family. The storytelling runs at a rather stilted pace, jumping from expert to expert and back again. Some commentators are given minutes to ramble on about a wedding dress while others have only specks of time to talk about more weighty matters, such as royal influences during wartime. In one profoundly long and painfully memorable scene, a celebrity hairdresser recreates Kate Middleton's wedding hairstyle on a model. Unfortunately, only the most devoted fans of the British monarchy will likely appreciate The Royals, and even they may question the quality of this series.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: January 2, 2013
  • Network: Netflix
  • Genre: Drama
  • TV rating: TV-G
  • Last updated: February 26, 2022

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