I’m not a big fan of period pieces but something in Bridgerton seems to have sparked the TV watching population (I don’t have a TV and it does surprise me that so many people do). I’ve watched one episode and found it watchable, but a bit of fluff, escapism? but maybe I just like my telly to be a little rougher round the edges, think The Sopranos, and, do you remember Six feet under?
From a review at The Conversation
Bridgerton, Netflix’s new eight-part period drama miniseries, launched on Christmas day, has already achieved the No. 1 spot overall in more than 75 countries.
The show is inspired by the romance novel series by American author Julia Quinn set in early 19th-century England. In the hands of executive producer Shonda Rhimes, the showrunner behind the blockbuster TV series Grey’s Anatomy, and collaborator and creator Chris van Dusen, Bridgerton pushes the envelope in depictions of race, gender and questions of power and sexual consent.
The series tells the story of the courtship and marriage of Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, and the impact of their relationship on the family, friends, gossipmongers and well-wishers that swirl around them.