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The Royals: guaranteed to be the trashiest thing on TV

21 January 2015 5:52 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Liz Hurley plays the Queen! Joan Collins plays the Queen Mum! What’s not to love about the E!’s new drama about a British royal family?

Amid all its troubled antiheroes and fatalistic gunplay, the golden age of television has been desperately short of one thing: trash. Not your common or garden, lowest common denominator, mass market, light entertainment crap – switch on your TV after 5pm on any given Saturday and you’ll practically drown in the stuff – but knowing, high-drama, campy trash. Trash such as Footballers’ Wives and Desperate Housewives.

We’ve come close – Scandal is clearly preposterous but takes itself slightly too seriously, and House of Cards perpetually seems seconds away from turning into a full-scale Frankie Howerd parody of itself – but it has always been hard to shake the feeling that most modern showrunners have been too busy eyeing up prestige to fully commit to trash. »

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