Empress Elizabeth tries to befriend Princess Frederika, who she re-names Ekaterina, but she has an ulterior motive: she has no respect for her nephew and feels he would be a poor ruler.
I hope there is another season of this remarkable woman's life.
Gordeeva was 13 and began to see Grinkov as more than just her skating partner.
Things I liked: the story of Catherine on the whole and her determination to fight for herself and her family, about half of the cast and their acting abilities, the costumes and set design, and getting a refresher in Russian.
If this series had a star, it was the sets! The set and the costumes were spectacular, but not all actors were of top caliber.
We pay for videos too.
There are also some historical inaccuracies.
As required by the Guinness World Records guidelines, the measurements were taken by independent professionals — a seamstress and doctor — from the heel to the top of the hip.