A Royal Win (Series Thoughts: Young Royals, Netflix)

I’m on the fourth episode now of Netflix’s ‘Young Royals’ and… I am hooked. First of all, I had no idea that this was a ‘gay’ series. Well, a series featuring gay main characters. I thought it was a kind of serialization of a Prince Harry type of character (bratty prince and his plight) but it is much more than that. It is a show about young members of the royal family – this time it’s Prince Wilhelm, and it’s also of his first love, and yes his first gay love. I like the fact that the attraction is like a bit of a slow burn, as it is in real life – there is the period wherein the Prince tries to reconcile what he feels, and there is uncertainty. That comes because of different factors – family, sexuality, society (even race) Sure the format is really soap-y but there’s never a dull moment in the show, and it moved fairly quickly. For me, it’s a winner

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