The Crown Season 6 Part 2 dropped on Netflix on December 14 and there has been a wide range of reactions, ranging from being a subject of memes to actually coaxing tears out of viewers.
Imelda Staunton as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown Seasons 5 and 6
From only covering Queen Elizabeth II’s reign to giving adequate attention to Diana’s life and tragic death, The Crown, despite its historical inaccuracies, has etched a nameplate on the hearts of all viewers due to its rich storytelling and impeccable performances.
The historical drama, originating back in 2016, has finally ended on a good note by dropping an appropriately composed part 2, that is muted, disoriented and suited to the aftermath of world bereft of Diana and her radiance. The latest part of Season 2 dropped on December 14, 2023, and has already created quite a ruckus among fans and critics, who are rather divided in their opinion.
Among the reviews released by film critics, writers, and journalists, several have called out the first part of the series for its lack of quality and harrowing attempt to cover the entire timescape of Diana’s death in the fourth episode, and the second part as too late an attempt to revive the finale.
Even the second part was accused by a few for trying to cover too long a period in too few episodes and missing important events as well, including Queen Elizabeth II’s recent demise as well as the Meghan Markle controversy. Also, the characters of William, Harry, and Kate barely got a chance to evolve into three-dimensional, fully-formed characters.
However, The Crown Season 6 Part 2 received a different reaction from fans, many of whom were eagerly counting down days till its premier.
Most fans expressed their sincere appreciation for the show’s befitting farewell on X, formerly Twitter. One fan fittingly wrote, "Ok, so part 2 of season 6 of The Crown has had me in tears about 4 times."
Another tweeted, "i just finished The Crown season 6 part 2. oh my god. wow."
Others may have been critical of certain inaccuracies or had differences of opinion, but they gave credit to the show where it was due.