In an era overflowing with an abundance of television series over numerous viewing platforms, it can be difficult to discern a winning show. However, just as Queen Charlotte can choose a diamond amongst debutantes, viewers crowned Bridgerton as their diamond amidst a crowd of other competing programmes.
First appearing on our screens on Christmas Day 2020, Bridgerton presented extravagant balls featuring string quartet adaptations of modern pop songs, with scandalous storylines concerning society’s most wealthy and respected. It had viewers gripped.
Central was the delicious courtship between the chaste and beautiful Daphne Bridgerton and handsome rogue Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings. Their onscreen chemistry was undeniable and had many a heart’s swooning as their relationship blossomed.
Audiences could feel the heat exuding from their screens, especially during the passionate, bodice-ripping scenes. And it all culminated in a happily ever after ending of a wedding and start of a family together.
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It is always the challenge for a phenomenon to repeat its success. And series one was certainly a hard to act to follow.
The main storyline this time around follows the love triangle between the Viscount, Anthony Bridgerton, head of the Bridgerton household, and sisters, Kate and Edwina Sharma, who have returned to the ton after a long period of absence.