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Sunday, 20 March 2022 09:30

A New Season Has Begun! Bridgerton Season 2 Review

Written by Charly

Dearest Reader,

Bridgerton is back with it's second season and here's what we think of it.

Warning there might be some spoiler-ish content here but nothing major as we are all sworn to secrecy and a good thing too because you want to experience this season without too much knowledge.

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First opinions? We loved this season! Probably even more than the first one mainly due to the electrifying chemistry between Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). It made us feel many, many things and we couldn't help but go back and rewatch a lot of their scenes. Many, many times.That's how you know the connection was incredible.

Season 2 follows the eldest of the siblings this season, Anthony Bridgerton as he looks to secure a wife. He has quite the list of qualifications she must have but the viscount has sworn off love being apart of it. We do have to say the character depth of Anthony this season really set him up as a much more interesting and relatable character and he grew exceptionally on us.

We appreciated the examination of Anthony's relationship with his mother, Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell). These two have some strong, powerful and emotional scenes this season and it gives us such a better understanding of Anthony's mindset.

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We are also introduced to Mary (Shelley Conn), Edwina (Charithra Chandran) and Kate Sharma. The Sharma's have returned to English soil this season in the hopes of finding a husband for Edwina just like every other eligible lady of the ton.

Our opinion on the dynamic between Kate and Edwina is complicated. It has its ups and downs, something we shall go more into detail once the season airs. Individually though, each character brings something new to the table and we honestly adore Kate Sharma.

Kate is a fierce, bold and unwavering woman when it comes to men who's ego needs bringing down and we are so here for it! But she is also kind, loving and protecting of those she loves. We honestly fell in love with Kate's character very early on, a congratulations to Simone Ashley has to be said here, she played the loyal, fierce sister yet underneath vulnerable, acceptance-seeking woman so incredibly well.

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It is also Eloise Bridgerton's (Claudia Jessie) first season which brings a comedic aspect at first because well...Eloise is Eloise. We definitely get a deeper dive into this character too as well as her brothers Benedict (Luke Thompson) and Colin (Luke Newton) as they all face their own trials and tribulations this season.

We also just want to say that Benedict Bridgerton has one of the most adorable moments we have ever seen. He really is the cutest.

Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) does also make quite a few appearances this season and is there to offer advice to certain characters this season which we love to see. Yes, due to Regè Jean-Page not reprising his role as the Duke this season we don't see the character. A shame indeed but not a world ending miss as there is plenty to still be captivated by we promise! That is not to say he is forgotten, as there are some mentions and talks of him throughout the season.

Now over to the Featherington's who are still reeling financially due to the late Lord Featherington's gambling and death.

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This season definitely took a closer look at Lady Featherington (Polly Walker) and we get to inspect how masterful this woman's mind can be. Not that we are complaining, we actually grew to really enjoy her character in season 2.

Now Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan), the one and only Lady Whistledown as was revealed the end of last season to the viewers. She is back and better than ever, ready to find out all the scandals this season holds and scandals there are!

We really enjoyed Penelope a lot more this season, especially after what she did to Marina Thompson last one. We don't hold that against her too much though, Penelope is a young girl who gets angry and sad and acts in a way she thinks is best. But she also loves strongly and protectively too, she has passion and we can never fault her for that. This is another topic we will dive more into in our spoiler review later on.

And yes, she is still very much crushing on Colin Bridgerton. We do love their scenes this season too.

One other thing we have to mention before we wrap this up is how much we adore the way this series uses modern songs as classical/instrumental covers. This continues in season 2 and you sure will recognise many. From songs by artists like Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus and Madonna to name a few, you surely will be amused. We can't lie, we are already waiting to download most of them!

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Overall, we really enjoyed this season more than season 1. We've never read the books so have no other narrative in our heads when watching therefore book fans might find their own opinions differ. However we do believe that everyone will be extremely impressed with the chemistry between Simone and Jonathan.

We also would just like to state how well written the characters of Bridgerton are. They aren't perfect, they are flawed, they have amazing sides to them as well as questionable sides, they make well thought out decisions but sometimes they make rash ones too. They are human, they are real. Thats what makes them perfectly relatable and lovable characters.

Season 2 of Bridgerton airs Friday 25th of March on Netflix! Make sure to check it out.

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