The Royals Reviews & Ratings

60 minutes

The lives of a fictional monarchy in modern times where power is everything, limits do not exist, and trust is a luxury this family can’t afford.
Cat lurking
Check out rating stats for this show

Show Reviews

42 reviews

Large niv
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Mar 17, 2015 12:03PM EDT
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Simultaneously manages to be completely brilliant and completely awful. But as long as you don't take it too seriously, or expect it to be authentically 'royal', it's thoroughly enjoyable to watch. Light hearted, amusing and full of over-the-top drama! Guarantee it will be the show everybody loves to hate.

Simultaneously manages to be completely brilliant and completely awful. But as long as you don't take it too seriously, or expect it to be authentically 'royal', it's thoroughly enjoyable to watch. Light hearted, amusing and full of over-the-top drama! Guarantee it will be the show everybody loves to hate.

Picture?type=square&height=200&width=200
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Jan 3, 2015 12:00AM EST
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

I cannot tell if this is a phycological explorative of the trials and emotional turmoil of royalty; or if this is an insult on what royalty essentially is. Historically, when a writer takes the flaws of a royal family and clearly defines them for public consumption, it is intended to corrupt the faith citizens hold with their government, a cry for arms. A very well known example are the Encyclopedists before the French Revolution.
But, E! traditionally influenced truths to their extremes and most of their shows are meant to be examples of "real life" people and interactions, yet tend to be much more volatile then audiences would see from theses people in "real life". Considering it is an American television channel and the show is most likely going to be an American representation of what royality is, I would believe the show will be much more of an American Royal Family like the Hiltons.
The Hiltons are very entertaining and I have enjoyed reading about Paris Hilton's wildness in the past, so I can only assume I will enjoy watching "The Royals". Depending on the direction, if it is an illogical criticism of the Europeans from American bias or it is a metaphor for American Blue Blood decorum, I will probably find both worth watching.
I just hope it is not a show that is just copying old plots and ignoring good writing, because I love a good prince.

I cannot tell if this is a phycological explorative of the trials and emotional turmoil of royalty; or if this is an insult on what royalty essentially is. Historically, when a writer takes the flaws of a royal family and clearly defines them for public consumption, it is intended to corrupt the faith citizens hold with their government, a cry for arms. A very well known example are the Encyclopedists before the French Revolution.
But, E! traditionally influenced truths to their extremes and most of their shows are meant to be examples of "real life" people and interactions, yet tend to be much more volatile then audiences would see from theses people in "real life". Considering it is an American television channel and the show is most likely going to be an American representation of what royality is, I would believe the show will be much more of an American Royal Family like the Hiltons.
The Hiltons are very entertaining and I have enjoyed reading about Paris Hilton's wildness in the past, so I can only assume I will enjoy watching "The Royals". Depending on the direction, if it is an illogical criticism of the Europeans from American bias or it is a metaphor for American Blue Blood decorum, I will probably find both worth watching.
I just hope it is not a show that is just copying old plots and ignoring good writing, because I love a good prince.

Large monkey
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

May 1, 2015 11:49AM EDT
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

This show is actually pretty terrible. The writing is weak and shows a fundamental lack of knowledge and understanding of wealth, power, and international diplomacy. Every episode offers at least one moment that leaves the view shaking their head at what the writers think a royal life could be like.
Yet, I can't wait to watch every week.

Elizabeth Hurley (Queen Helena) is absolutely channeling Joan Collins at her Dynasty best, chewing up every bit of the beautiful sets. Joan Collins herself made an appearance as the Grand Duchess, Helena's mother, and I await with baited breath further interaction between the two.

William Moseley drives out any memory of Narnia's High King Peter with his portrayal of the charming playboy Prince Liam. Moseley's Liam is very much a man you would like to have a beer with ... but would never leave alone with your sister.

I wasn't expecting to like Alexandra Park as Princess Eleanor but she has imbued her character with a backbone not found in the script. I hope she gets better storylines in the future.

Merritt Patterson has done a fine job as Ophelia, love interest of Prince Liam and daughter of the head of royal security, unfortunately for Patterson the poor writing leaves the feeling her character is unnecessary. Ophelia is intended as an audience surrogate, friends with the Princess, sleeping with the Prince, a capable foil for the Queen. We don't need Ophelia to humanize the royals when they are written like they are the coolest, wealthiest family in a city of 50,000 people rather than the rulers of a nation, the latest iteration of an ancient tradition.

I love this terrible show and hope it lasts long enough to get better.

This show is actually pretty terrible. The writing is weak and shows a fundamental lack of knowledge and understanding of wealth, power, and international diplomacy. Every episode offers at least one moment that leaves the view shaking their head at what the writers think a royal life could be like.
Yet, I can't wait to watch every week.

Elizabeth Hurley (Queen Helena) is absolutely channeling Joan Collins at her Dynasty best, chewing up every bit of the beautiful sets. Joan Collins herself made an appearance as the Grand Duchess, Helena's mother, and I await with baited breath further interaction between the two.

William Moseley drives out any memory of Narnia's High King Peter with his portrayal of the charming playboy Prince Liam. Moseley's Liam is very much a man you would like to have a beer with ... but would never leave alone with your sister.

I wasn't expecting to like Alexandra Park as Princess Eleanor but she has imbued her character with a backbone not found in the script. I hope she gets better storylines in the future.

Merritt Patterson has done a fine job as Ophelia, love interest of Prince Liam and daughter of the head of royal security, unfortunately for Patterson the poor writing leaves the feeling her character is unnecessary. Ophelia is intended as an audience surrogate, friends with the Princess, sleeping with the Prince, a capable foil for the Queen. We don't need Ophelia to humanize the royals when they are written like they are the coolest, wealthiest family in a city of 50,000 people rather than the rulers of a nation, the latest iteration of an ancient tradition.

I love this terrible show and hope it lasts long enough to get better.

Picture?type=square&height=200&width=200
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Apr 5, 2015 7:13PM EDT
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

I stumbled across this show while checking on the cast of The Chronicles of Narina to see what they were up to these days, and since the show was only a few episodes in, I decided to give it a go.

The first episode was somewhat disappointing, particularly with the typical 'party girl' antics of a spoilt rich girl and presence of putrid family members to add to the drama. I was also slightly put off by the seemingly dismal acting but I think that one thing which saves the show is how they slowly unravel the personal battle that each character is facing.

For example, I began to sympathise with Eleanor because underneath it all, she's a nice person and wants to prove that she can be more than what she has made herself out to be but with people like her mother in the way, she goes back to her old ways to find solace when she feels defeated.

When it comes down to it, I think the comedic effect is what really hooks me! If you like a bit of modern day drama and sass, this show is definitely for you! I love a good laugh, and in all honesty, I've probably laughed more throughout the second and third episodes than I have during this season of TBBT (and The Royals isn't even classed as a comedy)! I like the snarky, backhanded comments which crack me up, even so much that this show has managed to creep into my current obsessions/current favourite shows list!

To conclude, The Royals isn't by any means among the best but it is surely entertaining and I'm excited to see how the plot will develop as the season progresses! I'm happy that E! also ordered a second season before the premiere, so rest assured that you won't be let down by a surprise cancellation anytime soon (those are so annoying)!

I stumbled across this show while checking on the cast of The Chronicles of Narina to see what they were up to these days, and since the show was only a few episodes in, I decided to give it a go.

The first episode was somewhat disappointing, particularly with the typical 'party girl' antics of a spoilt rich girl and presence of putrid family members to add to the drama. I was also slightly put off by the seemingly dismal acting but I think that one thing which saves the show is how they slowly unravel the personal battle that each character is facing.

For example, I began to sympathise with Eleanor because underneath it all, she's a nice person and wants to prove that she can be more than what she has made herself out to be but with people like her mother in the way, she goes back to her old ways to find solace when she feels defeated.

When it comes down to it, I think the comedic effect is what really hooks me! If you like a bit of modern day drama and sass, this show is definitely for you! I love a good laugh, and in all honesty, I've probably laughed more throughout the second and third episodes than I have during this season of TBBT (and The Royals isn't even classed as a comedy)! I like the snarky, backhanded comments which crack me up, even so much that this show has managed to creep into my current obsessions/current favourite shows list!

To conclude, The Royals isn't by any means among the best but it is surely entertaining and I'm excited to see how the plot will develop as the season progresses! I'm happy that E! also ordered a second season before the premiere, so rest assured that you won't be let down by a surprise cancellation anytime soon (those are so annoying)!

Large 995205 1445751572318464 1010436458 n
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

by Yzol01
Mar 23, 2015 2:48PM EDT
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Interesting take on the British Monarchy and a fantastic new show

Interesting take on the British Monarchy and a fantastic new show

Large alone cute girl i loveimages.blogspot.com
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Apr 23, 2017 11:24AM EDT
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

The show isn't perfect by any means, or what I would want for a royal family to be, but I really enjoy it! #Jaspenor is amazing. Although I started the show for Liam, I've definitely changed my favorite character to Jasper, and then Eleanor. I hate the older brother, but this show is a lot of fun to watch!

The show isn't perfect by any means, or what I would want for a royal family to be, but I really enjoy it! #Jaspenor is amazing. Although I started the show for Liam, I've definitely changed my favorite character to Jasper, and then Eleanor. I hate the older brother, but this show is a lot of fun to watch!

Picture?type=square&height=200&width=200
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Mar 8, 2017 2:03AM EST
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Writing is terrible and the characters are lacking depth. Elizabeth Hurley as Queen? She wishes. England would be in trouble if they had a queen like her.

Writing is terrible and the characters are lacking depth. Elizabeth Hurley as Queen? She wishes. England would be in trouble if they had a queen like her.

Large xena who said kitchen
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Nov 16, 2016 1:00PM EST
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Your typical over the top drama with eye candy, has the feeling of every CW Gossip Girl like show. Don't take the show seriously or expect anything nourishing, this is a guilty pleasure show to binge.

Your typical over the top drama with eye candy, has the feeling of every CW Gossip Girl like show. Don't take the show seriously or expect anything nourishing, this is a guilty pleasure show to binge.

Default avatar cat
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

May 12, 2016 1:33PM EDT
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

A sort of British "Gossip Girl'' type show, but instead of college or high school - you get a royal palace. Same gorgeous people with, apparently, amazing fashion senses and never ending drama.

A sort of British "Gossip Girl'' type show, but instead of college or high school - you get a royal palace. Same gorgeous people with, apparently, amazing fashion senses and never ending drama.

Large 2588 justin timberlake
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

Sep 15, 2015 6:47PM EDT
0
×

What's wrong with this review?

Let us know why you think this review is inappropriate.

such a scandalous sexy show

such a scandalous sexy show