‘Hate-Watching’ the Crown & Escaping with Doctor Who…

I am not a royalist. I do not understand the respect and pride that is meant to come with consideration of the royal family. It’s all so fake and manufactured, one of those institutions that just ‘is’ and that seems to be justification enough, when if you really think about it it’s grossly ridiculous and in this day and age all a bit embarrassing for a people and country to support and treasure. So it’s a testament to The Crown that I was able to sit down and watch an episode and then watch another. It was nearly binge-worthy other than the fact that I would watch it, and then either feel my blood pressure begin to go up, or feel dirty for enjoying it and want a shower, and feel like a hypocrite for even considering watching it. It’s like ‘hate-fucking’ but with a TV show. Yup. I’m ‘hate-watching’ The Crown. I don’t like the characters, but I like how it feels watching it.

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