A modern take on Regency-era England’s social scene during debutantes season, with a civil rights twist, a sprinkle of Jane Austen, and a lot of drama.
For young ladies in Regency-era England, getting married was serious business. Getting married to the one they loved, a rarity.
Bridgerton’s oldest daughter, Daphne, catches the attention of most high-rank suitors but making a choice is not easy. Her unconventional connection with Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, is not only the highlight of the season but also the main focus of the mysterious Lady Whistledown’s pamphlets.
What I liked about it
- The bold take on race and social elite.
- The construction of female characters in what regards their intellectual interests and assertive attitudes.
- The intimate perspective of social elite’s private life.
- The way the show addressed the long-term effects of childhood trauma, and their solutions.
- That “Diversity” and “Inclusion” were the rules, not the exceptions.
- The amazing costumes.
- Polly Walker as Portia Featherington. I loved her as Jane Fairfax in “Emma” (1996).
- Lady Whistledown’s insight an the mystery surrounding her.
What I didn’t like about it
- The excessive explicit scenes that diluted the message of the show.
- The ending, the conformity of which constrasted heavily with the not-at-all-conventional feel of the series.
My favorite scene
- Any scenes that included Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan), Portia Featherington (Polly Walker), or Lady Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell).
You May Also Like To Read
- This analysis that I wrote on my main website: “11 Psychological Hits and Misses in “Bridgerton” | Bridgerton (2020) | Movie Analysis“
WHERE TO WATCH “BRIDGERTON”
Year: 2020. Main Cast: Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Nicola Coughlan, Julie Andrews. Company: Shondaland, Netflix, and others.
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