I looked forward to the return of BRIDGETON more than mere words can say. I was looking forward to smoldering, lusty looks and sexy, “meaningful” nude moments. But alas, this was not the case during the first two episodes of this eight-part second season. (With the exception of a gratuitous naked male butt)

Could this mean that BRIDGERTON has graduated to a higher writing  level of historical drama and comedy? Probably. Time will tell as I finish viewing six more episodes, but I do fear gone are the days of “risqué” storytelling. The second season is all about the eldest son, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) as he tries to find a marital match for himself during London’s balls and soirées.  “Love” never goes as planned, even if the Queen anoints the “diamond” for all to chase, but should there be more to a diamond than just looks? Perhaps character needs to be considered so says, Lady Whistledown. Yes, she is back in full form voiced by Dame Julie Andrews. “Dearest gentle readers, did you miss me?”

BRIDGERTON is fueled by scandals, stunning costumes, hairstyles, (loved the purple wig) updated ballroom music, and beautiful, handsome, blushing faces. I am thoroughly enjoying what I see so far, but I am not gobsmacked as I was last year. In time, dear readers…in time. 

BRIDGERTON is available to stream on NETFLIX. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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