Friday, April 20, 2018

Mother's Day Gift Guard - VICTORIA SEASON 2

Acclaimed drama Victoria returns for a second season starring Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) as Queen Victoria, a nineteenth-century heroine for our times. This landmark account of the life of one of history‘s greatest monarchs continues as the Queen faces the very modern challenge of balancing a growing family with her marriage to Prince Albert (Tom Hughes, The Game) and her work - all while being the ruler of the most powerful nation on earth. As Victoria’s reign continues into the 1840s, her Kingdom is witness to extraordinary events - constitutional crises and scandals at court, the rise of the Chartist movement, the devastating Irish Potato Famine, and Europe swept by revolution. As the saga unfolds over vital moments in history, the Queen and Prince Albert must meet each public challenge while confronting profound personal changes.
VICTORIA SEASON 2” is currently available on DVD and Blu-ray. The run time of the program is approximately 480 minutes on 3 discs. The DVD SRP is $49.99 and the Blu-ray SRP is $59.99. There are over 20 minutes of bonus features. 

My Thoughts

Victoria is a series that takes you back to the 1800s and gives you a glimpse into the life of queen Victoria and her king, Albert.  Season 2 picks up with Victoria and Albert newly married and starting a family of their own. She struggles to balance raising her children with ruling, especially in the midst of one crisis after another. Victoria faces the Potato Famine, political movements, and revolutions in neighboring countries.

This is a great series that gives us a look at one of the world's most powerful women and longest ruling monarchs. I love how they portray the relationship between the couple. I've read many biographies about Victoria, and know that she and Albert really were in love, though they did have their challenges. This series stays reasonably true to historical events, and the costumes and sets are stunning. Anyone who is a fan of the show needs to have this DVD in their collection. If you have a lady in your life who enjoys the show or the Tudor dynasty, this would make a great Mother's Day gift.