Binging Bridgerton


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Netflix original “Bridgerton” recently came out with a second season that didn’t live up to the first season.

Hailey Paddock, Staff Writer

“All is fair” after season two of the Netflix romance series “Bridgerton” came out on Mar. 25, 2022. Fans everywhere have been waiting patiently for over a year to binge the new season. Needless to say, this had some different aspects to it compared to the last one.

The newest season starts off by switching the main character season from the oldest sister Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), who still appears throughout the show this season, to the oldest brother Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey). The plot is still similar to the first season, with Anthony searching for someone to marry, but different conflicts arise along with new characters.

Anthony finds himself chasing after Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran), trying to gain her hand in marriage. The problem is that Anthony is simultaneously falling in love with Sharma’s older sister. 

An aspect of season two that was disappointing was that Sharma’s sister, the stubborn, hard-headed Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), had lost her character towards the end. She began to act like the stereotypical girl in love, instead of the independent, secure person she was portrayed to be at the beginning of the season.

 In this season, the mystery of Lady Whistledown faces more identity issues, and throughout the whole season, viewers were waiting for the moment when the queen found out who she was. Yet it wasn’t the queen who ended up identifying her; this plot twist wasn’t much of a surprise considering they had started to hint at who would be the one to figure out who Lady Whistledown is by the last episode.

Personally, I did not think that season two was as compelling as season one. I felt the trailer for the newest season released too much information about what was upcoming. Although they were the same length, with eight one-hour episodes, the first season was not as predictable. Additionally, the season felt rushed especially in the last two episodes. Throughout the whole season, I found myself unsurprised by the conflicts between the main character and the love interest’s sister.

Overall the second season of “Bridgerton” was not as thrilling as I hoped it would be. It needed more time and a better-written plot to live up to season one. IMDB rated this series 7.3/10 which is an understandable rating. I would recommend watching this, but don’t expect the same quality that the first season had.

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