10/7/2017 0 Comments
The Windsors (Series 2) | Review
We are living in an era of political mayhem, where every day a new crisis is sparked by our radical world leaders. So, what better way to address the woes of the world than with stark satire. That, of course, is the British way. The Windsors take on Britain's oldest establishment with smart satire and quick humor. No one is safe from George Jeffrie's and Bert Tyle-Moore's savage portrayal of Britain's most powerful and clumsy political figures.
This series of The Windsors opens with Prince Charles refusing to have dinner with the Chinese, Camilla fawning over a powerful Theresa May, Pippa plotting Meghan Markle's demise, and Wills attempting to be a hands-on dad. In a whirlwind series, the Windsor family will fight off every current political figure, struggle with the daily happenings of being royalty, and continue to question what normal people actually do all day.
From the first few moments of the episode, it was clear that second series of The Windsors was ready to make waves. The series had taken a dramatic turn from its fun-loving, innocent nature of the first series. The second series plays with a more daring political undertone and a more relevant and believable storyline. Jeffrie and Tyler-Moore took their show from being a playful comedy about the world's most famous family to a proper satire driven with a real political agenda. Yet, the series still maintains its fun, hilarious, and absurd character, which made everyone fall in love with the show to begin with. But Jeffrey's and Tyler-Moore's greatest accomplishments with The Windsors is their brilliant depictions of the Windsor clan. The have found the perfect balance between reality and absurdity when bringing these well-known, but also mysterious, figures to the screen.
Coming back to the series is its main cast, riotously portraying absurd exaggerations of the most popular members of the royal family. Haydn Gwynne and Harry Enfield are fabulous together as a conniving and villainous Camilla and a dim-witted and oblivious Prince Charles. Gillian Bevan, a new addition to the cast, is frightfully accurate as the cold-hearted Theresa May. But the real standouts from the cast are Richard Goulding as a moronic Prince Harry and Ellie White and Celeste Dring as the royal socialites Beatrice and Eugenie, respectively. All three actors are glorious in their portrayals of the exaggerated Royals, and continuously steal every scene they are in.
The Windsors is a riotously hilarious parody that brings the charm and cleverness of its original series, but with a new found relevance for current affairs.
The Windsors air Wednesday nights at 10pm on Channel4
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