Jasek: Why “Bridgerton” has my Full Attention

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Dearest kind reader, if any author shall divulge in the newest season of Bridgerton… it is I. 

I have always been invested in the “Bridgerton” series, but I am completely and utterly obsessed with the newest season. 

“Bridgerton” takes place in the early 1800s in England, and the storyline follows eight siblings of the wealthy and well-known Bridgerton family as they attempt to find love. Season one focused on the eldest daughter, Daphne, and her debut into London’s competitive society. Season two focuses on the eldest brother, Lord Anthony Bridgerton, and his endeavors to find a viscountess. It is safe to say this season is sensational.    

My TikTok feed consists only of “Bridgerton” scenes and everything relating to the show – and I’m not complaining. Netflix even posted a TikTok of a short clip of Lord Bridgerton speaking to Lady Shirma. The caption said, “Wear headphones for the best experience.” So, I lugged myself out of bed and grabbed my Beats. And wow, Netflix did not disappoint with the headphones recommendation. The more I rewatched the short video, the more I fell in love with Lord Bridgerton. 

Watch the TikTok, and thank me later. 

The pilot of the show was released on Christmas of 2020, and fans were eager for a December release date in 2021 since filming began in March. However, production was shut down in mid-July due to two confirmed cases of COVID-19. The release date was then pushed to the following year – March 22, 2022. 

As I’ve continued to speak to others who have watched the show, I find the audience is either as obsessed as I am or disappointed with the lack of riveting content regarding the relationship that’s being portrayed in the storyline.

Many claim there were not enough of “the birds and the bees” this season. But that is wrong, in my opinion. Jonathan Bailey (Lord Bridgerton) and Simone Ashley (Miss Sharma) had an insane amount of chemistry as a couple– oozing romantic tension from their pores.  

His famous line, “You are the bane of my existence and the object of all my desires,” is by far the most intriguing scene I have watched– and there was no lovemaking. His voice, tone and deep breaths were enough to convey all the sexual tension necessary. 

I will admit, my love and appreciation for the newest season did not consume me until the very last episode. It was the most captivating. However, the previous seven episodes were not as disappointing as other audience members would say, but rather tedious. 

Lord Bridgerton stole the spotlight to the point that many of us fans had forgotten about the duke of the previous season. However, Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne) made several guest appearances throughout the season, providing these almost comforting glimpses of my favorite memories from season one. 

My only concern since watching has been with Lady Whistledown since their identity was exposed at the end of season one. Because of this detail, I could see myself growing tired of the plot and how it will be dragged out in future seasons. 

Nevertheless, my one and only concern with the show does not take away from the recognition and appreciation it deserves. 

Not to mention, the soundtrack was also spectacular, as it took popular, modern-day songs and turned them into beautiful classical pieces from artists such as Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, P!nk and Harry Styles. My 2022 Spotify Wrap will most likely consist of only the “Bridgerton” soundtracks.    

After watching both seasons, falling in love with the characters and the music all at once, I wanted – needed – more to satisfy my obsession with the relationship between Lord Bridgerton and Miss Sharma. Thus, mid-season, I ordered the books that the series is based on.

“Bridgerton” is not like the typical shows playing on TV or streaming on services. The show is captivating with the colorful costumes and sexy affairs. The lavish show inspires tea, duvets and promenades. It is an escape from reality, and I find comfort in that.    

This season of “Bridgerton” was by far the most explicit, passionate and outrageously intimate season I have watched.

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