Victoria Recaps

'Victoria' Season 1: 'Brocket Hall' Recap

Victoria's very fateful piano recital (Photo: Courtesy of ITV Plc)

Previously on Victoria: Alexandrina Victoria becomes Queen of England at the age of eighteen. As the young monarch struggles to find her feet, we meet her manipulative family (terrible), Lord Melbourne (dreamy), her Prime Minister, and a (pointless) cast of servants who live downstairs. Victoria and “Lord M” immediately become inseparable, forming a close friendship and developing something of a (historically inaccurate) crush on each other, which causes some scandalous gossip.  The young queen also ends up involved in several embarrassing public incidents, including refusing to form a government unless her particular choice can lead it, and accusing one of her mother’s ladies in waiting of an affair. By the end of the day, though, Victoria has established herself, grown up a little bit, and reinstalled Lord M as Prime Minister.

Where do we go from here? Let’s find out this week. 

'Victoria' Season 1: 'Doll 123' Recap

Long live the queen! (Photo: Courtesy of ITV Plc)

After several months of anticipation and hype, as well as a bunch of trailers made up almost solely of gorgeous costumes, Victoria has arrived in the U.S. The period drama was wildly successful across the pond, and ranks as U.K. network ITV’s most successful show of the year. So to say that there are high expectations for its performance here in America is…something of an understatement.

Happily, if the first episode is anything to go by, it’s probably going to do quite well here, because it’s loads of fun. So let’s talk about it. 

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