Jenna Coleman

Queen Victoria is surrounded by luxury, strife and children


Over two seasons, "Victoria" (via PBS' "Masterpiece") has taken us a decade into the reign of a young queen. As the third season starts, she's in a time of tumult and overthrow. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

The kingdom is
wobbling, the masses are fuming and ... well, the monarch is having
another baby.

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