We’re excited enough by Hulu’s comedic version of Catherine the Great that we’re recapping and podcasting the series. Pour yourself a cocktail, because we don’t expect to take The Great (2020) too seriously! Here’s our screencaps to follow along with our costume analysis in this week’s podcast. Catch up with previous episodes here.
Episode 9 brings on the torture because Peter thinks there’s a coup afoot! Of course, there is, but he’s not going to find out just yet.
We also see more of George’s red dress, confirming the existence of the butt bow:
Peter gets a fabulous leopard print frock coat.
Episode 10 starts with Catherine wigged out about being pregnant, while Peter plans her birthday party because he’s suddenly in love with his wife. So cake-tasting with his pals.
Cathy decides to kill Peter and start the coup as a bday gift to herself.
Auntie keeps checking Catherine’s pee to see if she’s pregnant, and with this scene, Frock Flicks comes full circle.
After a revealing convo between Catherine and Auntie, Auntie decides to ditch out from the court for a while. Cathy proceeds with her plans, after a wardrobe change.
But Cathy’s attempt to stab Peter is foiled by his birthday gift — Voltaire!
All hell breaks loose as parts of the coup are set off, but nothing goes as planned. Catherine and Peter tussle, and he gets the better of her.
Catherine has a big pout, but Voltaire is wise.
We were dissatisfied with the ending and discuss it extensively on the podcast. But we give the overall series a solid B grade — enjoyable absurdist history with beautifully designed costumes. We’ll tune in for the second season!
Also, check out these amusing behind-the-scenes photos from IMDB:
That’s the end for this season! What did you think of The Great?
The Great Episodes Nine & Ten, Podcast Recap
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