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We Need To Talk About King George From "The Crown"

King George for the win.

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Hello. For those of you who don't know, there is a show on Netflix called The Crown and it is the only thing you should be watching for the rest of the year.

It's about Queen Elizabeth II, and each series (season for us Americans) will focus on a different period of her reign, and it'll make you rethink the entire monarchy.
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It's about Queen Elizabeth II, and each series (season for us Americans) will focus on a different period of her reign, and it'll make you rethink the entire monarchy.

If you love beautiful period costumes and British actors who have perfected their craft, then The Crown is for you! Claire Foy and Matt Smith as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are amazing, as is Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret.

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But this isn't about them. It's about King George VI aka Jared Harris. Because this man will destroy you.

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Want a good cry? Just think about how much the King loves his family.

Find you a man who loves you as much as George loved the Queen Mother.
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Find you a man who loves you as much as George loved the Queen Mother.

And about how much they love him.

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Seriously, his mother loves him so much she eviscerates her other son.

If you're a history buff, you'll remember that the Duke of Windsor was King Edward VIII and abdicated in order to marry the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson so Queen Mary's shade was way too real.
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If you're a history buff, you'll remember that the Duke of Windsor was King Edward VIII and abdicated in order to marry the twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson so Queen Mary's shade was way too real.

He's a doting, wise father.

George: Now I want you to promise me one thing: that you will never put anyone or anything before one another. You are sisters, above all else, and must never let one another down. Understood?
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George: Now I want you to promise me one thing: that you will never put anyone or anything before one another. You are sisters, above all else, and must never let one another down. Understood?

Oh, and don't forget how he selflessly stepped up to the plate when his older brother abdicated and became a most beloved king.

He just wanted a quiet life with his family but fate had other plans.
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He just wanted a quiet life with his family but fate had other plans.

When George dies (it's not a fucking spoiler people, it's literally history), you were probably like, "How can I go on?"

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Let Princess Margaret sum it up for you.

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While you know that this is what happened, but a part of you was hoping that George would actually pop up and be like, "JK, I'm alive!" And if you're me, you looked up if there were any time machines available for purchase.

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King George was a rockstar, and Jared Harris brought that to life. Jared doesn't even look like the real King George but we somehow believed that it was him.

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So let's think of all the good times we had in two short episodes and a smattering of flashbacks throughout the season. And let's thank Jared Harris for being the best actor on The Crown.

ALL THE AWARDS, PLEASE.
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ALL THE AWARDS, PLEASE.

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