“But you are not an ordinary woman; you are a queen.”
This is the fourth post of the Victorious Blog series. Click here to read the series.
Upon recovering from learning that my colleague has ACTUALLY MET RUFUS SEWELL – with a picture to prove it! – I’m ready to talk about Victoria on Masterpiece: “An Ordinary Woman.”
[Editor’s note: Jonna is lying, literally and figuratively; after the excitement of a royal wedding, she has taken to her fainting couch with a case of the vapours. Feel better!]
How do you tell a familiar story without making it appear stale? Therein lay the challenge for Daisy Goodwin when writing this episode. (Yeah, yeah, we know there’s a wedding …)
But Goodwin’s got some magic up her Victorian-era sleeve. Episode Four begins with familial gloating, peaks with gratuitous brooding, and ends with – excuse me, without the need for Madeira.