Claire Foy

The story repeats: A young queen, a complicated crown


In history -- and in TV shows -- this makes strong drama: A young woman
suddenly, surprisingly finds that she's the queen. Her reigh seems
tenuous ... and lasts for generations. Now "Victoria" debuts Jan. 15 on
PBS; another epic story, "The Crown" -- which has just won the Golden Globe for best drama series -- is already on Netflix. Here's the
story I sent to papers.

By Mike Hughes

Hollywood still lures them


Maybe this is re-assuring: We may shrug off Hollywood, but others -- even sophisticated English folks -- still consider it magical.

I've found that during my first few days of Television Critics Association interviews in Los Angeles. Consider: