Victoria, “Doll 123” Recap
When Masterpiece Theatre’s run of the beloved Downton Abbey came to an end, the replacement
search was on. The network found this (or so they hoped) in the British drama, Victoria, an ITV period drama that chronicles the
early days of Queen Victoria’s reign.
let’s take a look.
given the news that her uncle, King William IV (her father’s brother) has died.
This places her on the Throne of England as its Queen. Her German-born mother,
the Duchess of Kent, wishes to control her daughter. All while under the sway
and influence of her long-time companion, Sir. John Conroy. They believe
Victoria’s age and sheltered life a disadvantage, which in turn makes them
believe they might assume control through the monarch.
as a ruler. She contradicts Sir John, refusing his and her mother’s
counsel most soundly. She isn’t about to be governed by anyone. And then Lord
Melbourne walks into her life.
start. The cast (led by Doctor Who companion,
Jenna Coleman as Victoria) is brilliant, and the series (as a looking glass
into history) is scripted for an entirely new audience. Unlike two of the more
recent Victoria biopics (A&E’s Victoria and Albert, The Young Victoria), this one asks us to experience the
story differently. Continue Reading on Silver Petticoat →