in ,

Foul on the Court

While watching The Great, you may find yourself playing a mental round of I Spy—or maybe, in the spirit of a story about Russian royalty, a drinking game (in fact, The Great’s press materials include a handle of vodka, a deck of cards, and rules for … a drinking game). See how many similarities you can spot between Hulu’s new series about Catherine the Great and The Favourite, the 2018 Yorgos Lanthimos film following a psychosexual tug-of-war in the court of Queen Anne. There’s the big-picture parallel: Both are acid-tongued tales of 18th-century monarchs with a profane and present-day point of view. But there are also smaller, oddly specific echoes: servants who used to be nobles, vomit ejected into inappropriate vessels, animals running wild through the halls of a palace, the evocative term “cunt struck. ” Such points of overlap have an easily traceable source. The Great is created by Tony McNamara, the Australian writer who shares credit for The Favourite’s screenplay with Deborah Davis.

Read more at:
https://www.theringer.com/tv/2020/5/15/21259318/the-great-hulu-review-elle-fanning-nicholas-hoult-favourite

What do you think?

50 points
Upvote Downvote

Written by The Ringer

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

How ‘Survivor’ Can Continue for 20 More Years

Time Machine All-Stars: Five Small Forwards Who Would Have Dominated 2020