A Romanov Is Not Too Happy With ‘The Romanoffs’ – The New York Times The self-declared Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, a resident of Spain and descendant of the former ruling family of Russia, says the Matthew Weiner series “The Romanoffs” manages to be dull, offensive and insulting – all at once.

Interestingly, she doesn’t seem to be condemning the show for irreverence to her family, who were historical monsters with little redeeming value. She just seems to think the show is dull, and fails to take its subject matter seriously.