This is what I like about English series as well, but S3 of Victoria seemed like a disjointed mess to me, which is surprising because there were ONLY 8 episodes so I am still scratching my head as to why it seemed, as you said, so empty. Still don’t understand why V&A were fighting ALL SEASON. There was this stuff at the beginning of the season about Victoria craving love from her people. So, is this true or was Albert wrong? Is wanting the love of her people good or bad? And I really don’t know what was Albert’s problem all season. Was he really afraid she was losing her mind after childbirth? Was Victoria have postpartum depression, again and Albert doesn’t know how to deal with it? Or was he right to treat her like a child because she acts like one? Was Victoria angry at Albert because he was “bullying” Bertie? Was Albert bullying Bertie? Or was Victoria precieving this incorrectly? Was Albert’s issues due to Victoria treating Albert like “he could do nothing right?” Was Victoria shown to have caused the marital strife by not believing in Albert, which she fixed when she supported him in regard to the Great Exhibition? Was Feodora and Palmerston the source of all their martial strife, as things seemed to get back on track for them when Victoria stopped agreeing with Palmerston and Victoria started being nice to Feodora? I really don’t know. It is almost like the show just decided that S3’s “theme” was Victoria and Albert’s marital rift, but it had no cohesive or coherent plan as to how they were going to accomplish this, which is mind boggling because THERE ARE ONLY 8 EPISODES. And honesty, I feel like with all the hostility and distance between V&A this season, the audience deserved more of a makeup between V&A than we got. A hug in the rain and a few giggles for a split second while they rolled on the bed in the distance, really? And don’t get me stated about Albert falling unconscious at the end after a brief kiss. Also, don’t get me started on all the characters that I loved being totally missing from S3 (I miss Ernest sooo much!!). This is (was?) my favorite show. I want it to come back for a S4, but, honestly, I am afraid of a S4 if it is going to be the mess that S3 was to me.