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Victoria: Season 1 (2016)




Critic Consensus: Strong performances by Jenna Coleman and Rufus Sewell hint at Downton-esque potential for Victoria, but the narrative falls just shy of that soapy mark.


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When King William IV passes away, the throne is inherited by his niece Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent. She is pressurised by overpowering mother and advisor on what to do and how to act; however, she goes her own way and choses to rule in Buckingham Palace as Queen Victoria.


Rufus Sewell
as Lord Melbourne
Peter Firth
as Duke of Cumberland
Catherine H. Flemming
as Duchess of Kent
Daniela Holtz
as Baroness Louise Lehzen
Ferdinand Kingsley
as Charles Francatelli
Tom Hughes
as Prince Albert
Nigel Lindsay
as Sir Robert Peel
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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (13)

Victoria was written and "created" by Daisy Goodwin, and although her dialogue offends me less than Julian Fellowes's, there is still something irritatingly wishful about the way she has organised her narrative.

December 6, 2016 | Full Review…

Coleman totally convinced as the pint-sized powerhouse, conveying Victoria's girlish volubility, vulnerability and iron will all at once.

December 5, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Sumptuous production - some historic liberties taken - and Coleman is terrific.

January 13, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Coleman, fitted with blue contact lenses that make her eyes pop (in a good way), makes an enchanting young queen, and Sewell gives off more heat than any prime minister has a right to.

January 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Coleman and Hughes make a captivating team. The passion invigorates a production too often fixated on pageantry and parties.

January 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Victoria arrives in the United States with much of what we want in a period piece: gorgeous costumes... drama of epic proportions and creative licenses taken with real history in the name of good television.

January 4, 2017 | Full Review…

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