Bridgerton Season 2 Review


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The Bridgertons are back with even more drama and intrigue in Season 2.

Mikhaela Titus, Staff Writer

The popular and well loved Netflix show, Bridgerton, has returned for a second season with even more drama. 

Bridgerton is set in London in the 1800s. It is composed of eight episodes per season and is filled with royalty, romance, and extravagant weddings. 

The Bridgertons are a high-ranking and powerful family living in the Regency Era. Each season of Bridgerton seems to focus on a new member of the Bridgerton family similarly to the books that were originally published in the early 2000s by author Julia Quinn. The show portrays the books in a unique and exciting way that leaves the audience in suspense. 

The first season of Bridgerton focused on the main character, Daphne, finding love in a society of judgment and harsh opinions. She faces many hardships in this royal world and has to decide between doing what will make her happy and doing what others believe is right for her. 

The second season brings attention to Daphne’s older brother, Anthony. It is a very similar idea to the first season, but played out in a unique and different way. He is tasked with either fulfilling what he believes is his duty or doing what he truly wants.

The second season is far better than the first. Season two did not need to set the scene like the first season, allowing it to focus more on each character’s development. The audience gets to better understand each character’s story and their roles in society. Though this happened in the first season as well, the second season went more in depth into each character’s story. 

Season two introduces many new characters that influence the plot, but also loses one main character from season one. Simon, the love interest of Daphne Bridgerton in Season One, left the show. Although it was disappointing to not have him in Season two, the writers did a good job of providing excuses for his absence. 

Another thing that stands out in this show is the soundtrack. They use instrumental versions of modern music to better fit the time period while still appealing to their target audience, teens and adults. Season two features songs such as Material Girl by Madonna, Sign of the Times by Harry Styles, and What About Us by P!nk. 

Season two is both riveting and suspenseful and leaves many cliffhangers that build anticipation for possible future seasons. Netflix has not yet confirmed a third season, but based on the love for the show, it is very likely it will be approved to continue.