Victoria just premiered in the U.S. — yes, we know you Brits have already seen the whole shebang. While there will be a lot to talk about, I thought I’d kick things off with the most obvious plus: all the hot boys. This post is subtitled “part 1,” because I have a feeling that princes Albert and Ernest might be hotties too, but we haven’t seen them yet. So for now, let’s just look at the gents that have Queen Vickie’s drawers in a clench (and our’s too!).
Charles Elme Francatelli
Played by Ferdinand Kingsley (son of actor Ben Kingsley!), this Italian-born, French-trained cook is really quite yummy himself (even if seems to be hot for
Laoghaire from Outlander Miss Skerrett).
The “Grand Duke” from Russia
Played by Daniel Donskoy, he gets handsy with the queen while dancing! Super gasp, get me my smelling salts!
And what we’re really all here for:
Oh Rufus Sewell. He was looking a little bedraggled in some of his recent film appearances, but kudos to whoever spruced him up because DAMN if I’m not 100% down with Queen Victoria’s crush on her tall, dark, and handsome prime minister. So he’s a bit fatherly, she clearly needs that — but he also recognizes her spark of potential genius, which he mostly shows by glowing proudly at her. Whatever, just keep his pants tight and I’m happy!
What did you think of Victoria‘s first episode, and the show’s boys?