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Bridgerton is awesome! It's a series on Netflix (Original Post) jimfields33 Dec 2020 OP
Haven't started watching it yet, but from what I've seen of the trailers and interviews about the highplainsdem Dec 2020 #1
You are honestly in for a treat. jimfields33 Dec 2020 #10
I was up most of the night mrs_p Dec 2020 #2
I don't blame you. jimfields33 Dec 2020 #9
Mrs. Canon is deep into it CanonRay Dec 2020 #3
You should join her. You might surprise yourself. jimfields33 Dec 2020 #11
I have been. CanonRay Dec 2020 #19
I agree. But I really am intrigued by that way of life historically jimfields33 Dec 2020 #22
I throughly enjoyed it. nt Phoenix61 Dec 2020 #4
Can't wait for season 2 jimfields33 Dec 2020 #14
You'll never believe what happens in the season finale! Cirque du So-What Dec 2020 #5
Overall I enjoyed it, but the reason given (no spoilers) procon Dec 2020 #6
I agree about the secondary characters being of most interest jimfields33 Dec 2020 #12
So want to watch this samplegirl Dec 2020 #7
So want to watch this samplegirl Dec 2020 #8
You will be so pleased you did. jimfields33 Dec 2020 #13
Started this last night... ProudMNDemocrat Dec 2020 #15
It's a treat that's for sure. jimfields33 Dec 2020 #16
It's great fun. And all gldstwmn Dec 2020 #17
I'm on episode 3. Lunabell Dec 2020 #18
Very true to Quinn's novels iamateacher Dec 2020 #20
We started to watch it last night after finishing Queens Gambit which was also very good. beaglelover Dec 2020 #21
Finished it last night and the secondary characters kept my interest. SharonClark Dec 2020 #23
In comparison to other Peak TV series, it gets a B+. maxsolomon Dec 2020 #24

highplainsdem

(48,508 posts)
1. Haven't started watching it yet, but from what I've seen of the trailers and interviews about the
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 10:52 AM
Dec 2020

series, I expect to love it.



mrs_p

(3,009 posts)
2. I was up most of the night
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 10:54 AM
Dec 2020

Watching it. I’ve read all JQ’s books and was excited to see it on screen. I am really struggling this morning as I am definitely not a night person. But I just couldn’t stop!!

jimfields33

(15,203 posts)
9. I don't blame you.
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:38 AM
Dec 2020

The only thing that stopped me from watching all 8 in a row is that I want to savor them. These are the series that I wish had 22 episodes. Lol.

jimfields33

(15,203 posts)
22. I agree. But I really am intrigued by that way of life historically
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:29 PM
Dec 2020

Obviously loosely based. I’m actually surprised that the women have a voice so much. It’s really cool. The men try to control but the women do seem to actually control.

jimfields33

(15,203 posts)
14. Can't wait for season 2
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:44 AM
Dec 2020

Yep I still have 4 episodes to watch and already hope they get the crew and actors back to work tomorrow. Lol.

procon

(15,805 posts)
6. Overall I enjoyed it, but the reason given (no spoilers)
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:04 AM
Dec 2020

For not fathering any children seemed contrived and sophomoric. The intimate sex scenes were adult and well done without being tawdry.

As in any good story, it's the supporting characters and all the convoluted subplots that added depth to the story. The ending was neatly done, tying up all the loose ends to finish with such of completion.

jimfields33

(15,203 posts)
12. I agree about the secondary characters being of most interest
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:42 AM
Dec 2020

The show has a way of pulling you in. I’m loving it.

ProudMNDemocrat

(16,173 posts)
15. Started this last night...
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:46 AM
Dec 2020

After watching AVATAR in Extended Edition. Forgot how amazing that movie was. Much better than the Hurt Locker .

Cannot wait to watch more of Bridgerton.

jimfields33

(15,203 posts)
16. It's a treat that's for sure.
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:48 AM
Dec 2020

I’m so glad I was told to give it a try. I need to thank that person big time!

gldstwmn

(4,575 posts)
17. It's great fun. And all
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 11:50 AM
Dec 2020

Of the color in the sets and costumes is amazing. It's a real lift up from all of the other dark shows on TV lately.

iamateacher

(1,088 posts)
20. Very true to Quinn's novels
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 12:48 PM
Dec 2020

And I agree, the secondary characters are great, especially Lady Danforth and Penelope Featherton.

beaglelover

(3,340 posts)
21. We started to watch it last night after finishing Queens Gambit which was also very good.
Sun Dec 27, 2020, 01:23 PM
Dec 2020

Did anyone but me notice that at the first Deb ball in the first episode the song they were playing was a classical version of Arianna Grande's 'Thank you, Next'? It made me laugh! I also LOVE how the cast is multi racial when normally in these period pieces everyone is white. We're only 2 episodes in but it's a fun watch so far.

SharonClark

(9,996 posts)
23. Finished it last night and the secondary characters kept my interest.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 12:12 PM
Dec 2020

No romance, just f*cking - in the garden, on the stairs, against a wall or two, behind a curtain, at an orgy, and sometimes in bed.
No chemistry between the leads of Simon and Daphne and the actor who played Simon was so wooden I heard woodpeckers. They are not Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen or Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. No "burning" was evident.
Secondary characters - the mothers, Pen, Eloise, and Mrs Danbury, were all more interesting and lively.

That said, I would watch another season.

maxsolomon

(32,784 posts)
24. In comparison to other Peak TV series, it gets a B+.
Mon Dec 28, 2020, 12:18 PM
Dec 2020

The color-blind casting is a fantastic move.

Still falls prey to many TV Drama tropes, including what I call the "Three's Company" plot device: THE major conflict of the entire series is a misunderstanding that would vanish if the protagonist just explained himself (which he'll eventually do).

It's not "The Great" (which was also color-blind casting), but it's miles ahead of most Peak TV fare.

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