I have been seriously neglectful of my reviews. Sorry about that. But I wanted to pop back in here and share my views on the latest Netflix sensation Bridgerton.
I first heard about the series when Shonda Rhimes announced her Netflix deal. I loved Shonda’s work with Greys Anatomy, and at the time I had no idea it was based on a book, so naturally I was thrilled when I discovered there was a whole series I could dive into.
Then I was promptly disappointed when I found out the only book within reach out of the series was the first book. If I wanted read, which I usually do, I’d have to wait months for a new printing, which to be honest worked out perfectly.
I fell in love with the Bridgerton family about five minutes into episode one when Eloise shouts “DAPHNE YOU MUST MAKE HASTE.” The personalities that poured out of those siblings in the first few minutes sold me. Hook line and sinker. I was instantly thrust into the life what felt like a real family, and not just a handful of fictional characters. You could actually imagine that each of the siblings in the story were actually siblings.
Then Duke Hastings made his appearance and let me just say…I’ll never look at a spoon the same way again. *Insert Devil Face Here*
The book was great. It had a beautiful sweeping romance, (minus one cringy plot point), but it was solely focused on Daphne and Simon. The show showed such a broad world, and gave life to each of the characters…not gonna lie…I’ve binge watched 6+ times since it’s release and watch a little bit each night before bed. It’s such a beautiful romantic world, I never wanted to leave.
The one cringy moment centers around a questionable choice by Daphne later in the season, but I managed to push it aside, I still LOVE this series. I highly recommend.
My Rating: 4.9 Stars (deducted cause of the cringe)