TV Club: Victoria’s young romance is excruciating/fun

“It was with some emotion that I beheld Albert—who is beautiful.”

- Victoria’s diary, 10 October 1839

Until now, Victoria has been fairly firmly in Victoria’s corner. There are subplots on the sidelines (maybe too many, given how they flicker in an out), but paramount are her worries and her triumphs, the comforts she finds in her new position and the pain of facing her mistakes. The first heartache of her feelings for Lord Melbourne were staged in full Gothic as if for a funeral...

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