ITV’s new flagship period drama Victoria launched last night, hoping to fill the Downton-shaped hole on Sunday evenings and steal a march on the BBC’s own big hitter Poldark, which returns in the same 9pm slot in a week’s time.
We scoured Twitter, and asked RadioTimes.com readers to send us their reviews, and overall the reaction to both the series and Jenna Coleman as the young queen, was positive.
“Victoria was a masterpiece!” said RadioTimes.com reader Thomas Chapman. “The whole thing. The sets, the costumes the actors just everything screamed perfection! Jenna showed a brilliant sense of struggle, showing us a real picture of what it must have been like for Victoria when entering the throne at 18.”
“Jenna Coleman, exquisite in her role as Victoria, commanded every scene,” said reader Secretary Bird. “A beautifully paced high value production.”
There was even a positive review from someone claiming to have some personal experience of royal life…