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    S03.E06: A Coburg Quartet

    Plus, you'd think Victoria's mother would favor a two-fer: marry her pretty older daughter to the old King and possibly produce the heir to the throne, and if she's unsuccessful, the younger daughter, Victoria, would be Queen. A win-win either way. ETA: It looks like this whole plot is based a real rumored attraction by George IV. Even so, rumor is one thing, an actual courtship is another. Plus, the real Feodora never seemed to regret it.
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    The Dragon Prince

    Interesting thoughts about Claudia. Putting my other thoughts under spoiler tag, though I'm wondering how much longer that's necessary.
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    S03.E06: A Coburg Quartet

    You realize divorce wasn't exactly a thing among royalty back then? It's not even much of a thing now. Even if Victoria hated Albert (which history shows she didn't), she couldn't just divorce him and find someone else more compatible.
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    S03.E06: A Coburg Quartet

    Not "putting up with her crap" apparently also means criticizing her intelligence and believing whatever her evil sister says about her.
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    S03.E06: A Coburg Quartet

    Since the show takes such liberties with history, I'm just going to assume that this season will end with Feodora eloping with the Evil Duke and them living resentfully ever after.
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    The Dragon Prince

    [Due to a random glitch, my original post from yesterday was eaten, so here it is again.] I agree with Chris24601 that the animation in this season looked much better, though I’m one of those people who think it wasn’t that bad in season one. Maybe a little clunky the first few episodes, but then it smoothed out. I also agree that Oh, and I loved Claudia’s reaction to seeing little Zym. I feel you, Claudia.
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    S03.E05: A Show of Unity

    Gillian Gill's We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals says otherwise. I don't have a copy with me, but will look for applicable quotes once I do.
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    S03.E05: A Show of Unity

    I think the portrayal of Albert's personality is pretty accurate from what I know, but the show does seem to gloss over his more elitist side. For instance, he was the one who insisted servants always stand in the royals' presence, even wet nurses feeding royal babies.
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    History Talk: The Victorian Era

    IMO, the most "nefarious" thing about real-life Feodora is that she was the grandmother of Augusta Victoria ("Dona") of Schleswig-Holstein, Kaiser Wilhelm II's wife.
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    S03.E05: A Show of Unity

    I hope they go at least one season beyond Albert's death, if only so we could see Victoria interact with her grown children.
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    The Dragon Prince

    They have some reviews out, though I would steer clear of the one from Polygon, as it contains a major spoiler. I like this one from Hypable.
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    S03.E04: Foreign Bodies

    Historically that cholera epidemic and John Snow's findings were about 5 years too early, but this was well done.
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    The Dragon Prince

    Season 2 trailer is up!
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    S03.E03: Et in Arcadia

    I know there are certain things I should just accept about this show. Victoria and Albert will always be prettier than the true historical figures were. Victoria will be maternal and fair here, whereas she was cold and capricious in real life (though she showed some maternal warmth toward her grandchildren). But ughhh, something really bugged me about the scene where she was pulled out of the ocean and Lord Palmerston just stood over her. The real Queen would never permit that, and in real life, wouldn't he have been forced to wait at the residence until she returned?
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    S03.E03: Et in Arcadia

    I know I sound like a broken record about this, but the man was friggin' BALDING at this stage! Having him remain floppy haired on the show (to increase the sexy factor?) is so frustrating. ETA: The initial image I used was from 1854.
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