The Crown: Season 3 (2019)

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Season 3
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Olivia Colman shines, but as The Crown marches on in reliably luxurious fashion through time it finds space for the characters around her, providing ample opportunity for the appealing ensemble to gleam, too.

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Critic Ratings: 100

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User Ratings: 463

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Air date: Nov 17, 2019

Labour Party leader Harold Wilson's election to the post of prime minister worries Elizabeth as rumors swirl around his involvement with the KGB and opposition to the monarchy.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2019

A hesitant Elizabeth reconnects with Margaret to befriend U.S. President Johnson when Britain recognizes its need for a financial bailout from the American government.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2019

Wilson and Elizabeth grapple with anti-government fallout in the wake of an unfortunate accident in a Welsh mining community.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2019

The royal family agrees to open their lives to a documentarian to reconcile their public image. However, the unwanted arrival of someone from Greece jeopardizes their attempt at positive public relations.

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Elizabeth reminisces about the life she sacrificed as she works to improve her racehorse stock. Meanwhile, the anti-governmental sentiments bubble amidst the public.

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Charles ventures to Wales and works to learn the local language to quell nationalistic sentiments precluding his announcement as the Prince of Wales.

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A disgruntled and middle-aged Philip regrets his lack of accomplishments as the first moon-landing makes headlines, pushing him to seek new opportunities.

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Elizabeth contemplates paying the exiled and ailing Duke of Windsor a visit in Paris to discuss how his relationship with Wallis Simpson changed his life amidst Charles's budding romance with Camilla Shand.

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Power cutbacks sweep the country as the government reaches an impasse with the striking mineworkers. Meanwhile, Charles's family decides to take action as his involvement with Camilla grows more serious.

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Margaret pursues new avenues amidst her crumbling marriage. However, she struggles to find true happiness with her lack of family ties and poor mental health.

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A decades-spanning historical drama chronicles the tale of Queen Elizabeth II and how she and her prime ministers impacted postwar Britain.

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Critic Reviews for The Crown Season 3

All Critics (100) | Top Critics (38)

Colman does a fine job of capturing Elizabeth's steely resolve against interfering in any drama, but the show seems to have lost interest in her as a character. Season 3 diminishes Elizabeth and... makes her an inscrutable cipher.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…

"The Crown" might in some way be propaganda for an unfair aristocracy, but it's also irresistible, insightful television.

Nov 22, 2019 | Full Review…
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This Elizabeth is, unsurprisingly, every bit as good as her Emmy-winning predecessor, and the rest of the new regime either meets or bests their counterparts.

Nov 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Colman brings so memoraby to the screen. Her Elizabeth doesn't exactly earn our sympathy but she does earn our empathy.

Nov 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
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The Crown season three doubles down on the series' practice of treating the tiniest diplomatic faux pas as something bearing the immediate potential to threaten the Empire to its veddy core.

Nov 15, 2019 | Full Review…
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If you have previously enjoyed curling up on a cold winter weekend with this series, it will, again, keep you warm.

Nov 18, 2019 | Full Review…
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Certain episodes from this season (like 'Aberfan' or 'Tywysog Cymru') are as good as any Oscar-nominated movie this year.

Jan 28, 2020 | Full Review…

In its timeless pageantry and out-of-touch silliness, The Crown transcends the moment.

Jan 9, 2020 | Full Review…

An uneven season which comes as a disappointment after the calibre of the first two. A shame that Colman has not been given the same quality of material as Claire Foy. The strength comes from the supporting cast, especially Bonham Carter and O'Connor.

Dec 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Colman - in repose and nailing the perversely clipped royal tongue - is as brilliant as ever. Menzies' Philip is the real revelation as he comes to terms with an eccentric, holy mother he's resented all his life...

Dec 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Oscar-winner Olivia Colman is an inspired choice to don Elizabeth's heavy crown, and while I fully expect she'll get recognized for her performance come awards season, she's got quite capable company joining her royal family.

Dec 12, 2019 | Rating: 5.0/5.0 | Full Review…

The Crown season three is filled with lots of delicious scandals and love affairs which as a viewer I found thrilling.

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Audience Reviews for The Crown: Season 3

  • 49m ago
    im really sad that they didnt give an ep fo princess anne :((
  • 3d ago
    Even though Season 1 of the Crown was already Phenomenal I get the feeling that it gets better from Season to Season. Sure at the Beginning you have to get used to the new Ensemble led by the Fantastic Olivia Colman ( as always lately ) but that shouldn't take longer than a few Episodes. The Direction and the Writing is Top Notch as always as well as the other Departments. I actually as a Non Brit didn't even knew about Aberfan but that Episode totally blew me away. RATING: 4,9
  • Sep 04, 2020
    The Crown: Season 3 will trick some people because the lack of empathy that Olivia Colman provides to Queen Elizabeth and due to a terrible unnecessary first episode. However, the ones that accepted the risk of continue watching this season will notice that every character is well impersonated by the new cast (mainly princess Anne and prince Charles) and they will also be please with the new thrilling and amazingly written stories that this series had the ability to show and tell us so well during this season. I got used to Olivia Colman with the time, because I believe that the real Queen Elizabeth matured after so many years in power, but I must confess that I miss seeing Claire Foy as the queen.
  • Jul 30, 2020
    The characters have grown, the story is appealing, the score is great, I don't think I have found one single bad thing about this show.
  • Jul 25, 2020
    I admit that I didn't like the new queen, but she's an amazing actress. The season is really cool and I can't wait for Margaret Thatcher to shows up.
  • Jul 13, 2020
    There are many juicy stories and interesting pieces of history to uncover - it's a shame we won't get another season to bring us to the present day.
  • Jul 11, 2020
    Excelentes actuaciones, montajes fascinantes y música que calza perfectamente al drama presentado, The Crown sigue mostrando de forma bastante creativa la historia de la reina Isabel II.
  • Jul 02, 2020
    watched the entire series over the last two weeks. damn, that was good. the all new cast for season 3 was REALLY weird at first. but damn, they were good. Netflix flexing some muscle!
  • Jun 28, 2020
    The show is still going strong even with totally set of new actors
  • Jun 24, 2020
    Where do I even begin with this phenomenal series? Everything about it is remarkable. It is said to be one of the most expensive shows ever made with a budget of over $130 mil, but I can vouch that every single cent is well-spent, especially when it comes to the set design. To put it simply, the sets in this show are just gorgeous, but more than that, they are invaluable in helping audiences immerse themselves in the era and story.

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