Sunday nights got decidedly less royal with the finale of Downton Abbey a couple weeks ago, but I found a suitable replacement. “The Royals” on E!
This hour long drama scratches the royal soap opera itch. Set in modern day and starring Elizabeth Hurley as Queen Helena, the calculated, traditional, moody matriarch of the fictional royal family, the show has sex, scandal, and hints of stories ripped from the headlines of the real royal family.
The two royal cousins, Penelope and Maribel have hints of Eugenie and Beatrice, and the heir to the throne, Prince Liam is cavorting with a commoner. Sound at all familiar?
So, it’s not the best TV drama, but it definitely fills the campy Royal void, and is worth a watch.
“The Royals” follows “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” on E! Sunday nights at 9:00.0