Victoria

Victoria

The Complete First Season

Blu-ray Disc - 2017
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In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world.

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Angie206
Feb 18, 2018

Good season looking forward to watching Season 2!

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FloEh
Jan 05, 2018

Very binge-watch-able (hard not to, IMO). Excellent dialogue & engaging story. That it's based on real history (with info from Queen V's journals) makes it all the more remarkable.

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vickmeister
Nov 22, 2017

I admit I am the first one to complain about historical inaccuracies in movies. When this series originally aired earlier in 2017, I also happened to be reading the book "Victoria the Queen," by Julia Baird (an excellent book on Queen Victoria), and I was quite impressed at how faithfully this version of the story paralleled the known facts. Superbly cast and gorgeously shot. I was sad to see the series end and am greatly looking forward to the next one! if you love stories about the key figures in British history, this series is for you.

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MiriamS12345
Oct 23, 2017

If you enjoyed and miss Downton Abbey, start watching the new television series Victoria and get ready to fight the urge to binge watch. What makes this series work even better than a fantastic series like Downton is that it does not require the flights of fancy of a group of writers who careen from one over the top unlikely tragedy to another to engage the viewer, but relies on the unfolding of history…with a measure of poetic licence.
The settings are rich - combining the sumptuousness of the wealthy royalty and aristocracy, the fresh beauty of a rural Britain with the dank dreariness of a pre modern age. The acting of the major and minor characters is superb. We get more than a bag of villains and heroes, rather we are treated to nuanced characters who feel real and are very entertaining.
Although we know that Victoria will rule for 63 years, produce a large family and survive her many childbirths and the challenges to her reign, the writers successfully create a tension with each crisis, making us fear for the young queen’s future. I imagine that if the real Queen Victoria could have seen this adaptation of her young life, she likely would have been amused.

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daysleeper236
Oct 01, 2017

Perfection.

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kaygibby
Aug 06, 2017

So good! When I started watching the first episode I thought I wasn't going to like it very well, but I quickly fell in love with the series. I can't wait for season two!

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Booksss14
Jul 18, 2017

I love this show so so so much! And though I may not approve of Prince Albert and wish Lord M married Victoria instead, it is history and it was the wisest choice for her. They are perfectly suited. The costumes are all wonderful and all the actors/actresses are perfect for their roles. Quite a wonderful show and cannot wait for season 2!

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Jadyna
Jul 16, 2017

I had high expectations from this series because I've watched the Queen Victoria movie with Emily Blunt and I absolutely loved it! This series is good, but not better than the movie. They focused more on the political side rather than the romantic style and as a romantic myself I was a little dissapointed by that. In the end, I really enjoy watching it. I hope there will be a season 2!

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EndsWell
May 15, 2017

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed watching this.

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thebritlass
Apr 28, 2017

Well worth watching both for its entertainment value as well as its (mostly) historical accuracy.

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SnoIsleLib_BrianH Apr 21, 2017

Exerpt from New York Times Review By MIKE HALE JAN. 13, 2017

As palace-bound melodramas go, “Victoria” is perfectly easy to watch, as long as you don’t mind that it never for a second feels as if you were watching something that could actually have taken place in the mid-19th century. Central to this effect is the casting of Jenna Coleman as Victoria. She plays the queen in much the same way she played the Doctor’s companion on several seasons of “Doctor Who” — spunky, sharp-edged, thoroughly modern. She’s immensely likable, and not in the least believable as a historical monarch.

But Ms. Coleman is surrounded by people who give the series a little more weight, particularly Rufus Sewell as a pin-up version of Lord Melbourne, Victoria’s first prime minister, on whom she has quite a bit more than a schoolgirl crush.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/arts/television/review-thoroughly-modern-victoria-still-nursing-that-crush.html?_r=0

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