Review: Bridgerton Season 2

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Bridgerton season one was top three in Netflix and since it was a success they decided to announce that they were going to take out a second season. Bridgerton is based on the series of romance novels by Julia Quinn.

The stories take place in Victorian England. Season one started off by introducing – Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel), Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh), Lady Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell), Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page) known as the Duke. 

The story centered on which young lady to be chosen as the diamond of the season. Being chosen to be the diamond of the season meant that you were ready to find love and a husband. 

The show has a racially diverse cast that isn’t historically accurate, but helps appeal to more people. My feelings towards the cast are that even though the cast wasn’t accurate the show was great, and it kept me entertained.

In season one, Queen Charlotte chose Daphne to be the diamond of the season since the Queen thought that Daphne was mature, Daphne and the Duke got together, and Daphne gave birth to the Duke’s child, August. 

The second season started off by introducing three new characters – Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran), and their mother, Lady Mary Sharma (Shelley Conn). Edwina is chosen to be the diamond of the season. This season also focuses on Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), Daphne’s brother.  A love triangle between Anthony, Kate, and Edwina developed. Anthony had been the chosen character to marry Edwina, but (SPOILER) he fell in love with Kate..

A character who played a big role in both seasons was Lady Whistledown. Lady Whistledown is an anonymous gossip writer who causes a lot of drama in both seasons by publishing scandal sheets.  Other than the romantic story lines, both the characters and the audience (at least in season 1) were left wondering who she was.

I enjoyed season one more than season two because the love story of Daphne and the Duke was more interesting, their chemistry was on point, and the fact that Daphne was able to change the Duke’s perspective over trying to start a family was fascinating. 

I didn’t really like season two because it was all over the place in my opinion. Kate did a fabulous job in her acting part, but Anthony seemed to not know who he wanted he would go back and forth. SPOILER ALERT!!! I also didn’t like the fact that at the end of the show the chosen diamond of the season hadn’t found love as she was supposed to.

Overall, I rate season two a 6/10 because it was a good season, but it didn’t end how I expected it to end.