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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Review

Sorrows, Sorrows & Prayers

May 11, 2023

Last week there was a new edition to the Shondaland collection, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. It has amassed 93% on the tomato meter and has received high praise from the Chicago Sun-Times, Times (UK), and ABC News. So as a Bridgerton enthusiast I will give my personal opinion on it.

From the very first episode you are already captivated by the message from the familiar Lady Whistledown and following that the scene of Charlotte’s original home is gorgeous the colors are all very vibrant yellow showing a difference between her country, Germany, and where she was going to rule, England.

The acting was top tier this season and it was very easy to fall in love with the characters.

This season further developed on characters that we were never really introduced to in the main Bridgerton show. We were able to learn more about King George’s condition because in the past he was hidden away by the Queen and was a taboo subject among all the characters. In addition to King George, a lot about the Queen started to fall into place.

Her fashion in the “modern day” Bridgerton show was stuck in a past period of fashion and looking into her story and how things ended up with George it makes sense that she is stuck in time mentally and with her fashion.

Another character that we got a backstory for was Brimsley which was honestly a character I didn’t know I needed a backstory for but honestly it was my favorite thing ever. Though my first impression of Brimsley was that he was quite annoying and incompetent that opinion changed fairly quickly after seeing how dedicated he was to Queen Charlotte and how much he cared about her happiness. He devoted his entire life to not being able to let himself have the freedoms of a normal human being—until Reynolds.

Their story together in connection to the main love story between the Queen and George gave us more insight into equality issues at that time in history.

There was also a dive deeper into Lady Danbury’s backstory and we are shown the horrors she had to endure while married to her husband. Sorrows and Prayers to her. Although even after his fortunate passing we watch as she fights to keep her place in society and develop a strength that women in that time period were not encouraged to have…

Overall, out of 10 this addition to the Bridgerton series gets a 9/10 and I am excited to see what the directors and crew have in store for us with the next official season of Bridgerton.

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    Mrs. KowalskiMay 26, 2023 at 7:31 am

    I too have enjoyed the Bridgerton series. I thought it was interesting that in the 3 installment they decided to tackle the race element of the series. Curious on how people felt about that element with the Queen Charlotte series.