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Bridgerton (Netflix)

  • 10-11-2020 11:06pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    On Christmas day, Netflix is dropping Shonda Rhimes’s period drama Bridgerton which is based on the books by Julia Quinn



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,180 ✭✭✭ Aisling(",)


    Gossip girl but ye olde style!
    I'll probably watch it.I'm still watching greys anatomy and I love a stylish melodrama.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,792 ✭✭✭ Shelga


    Anyone else watching this? I started off thinking it was ridiculous and dull, where every scene with women involved them obsessing over a husband.

    I still think it's ridiculous, but it's also very entertaining :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,196 ✭✭✭ MonkstownHoop


    Sounds awful, as already said in the Netflix thread it's been described as 'not as bad as covid'


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 9,580 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Twee.


    I just started it, I'm definitely dazzled by the gorgeous costumes (and gorgeous men :pac: ) Light and fluffy, I'll motor through it I'm sure!


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Julie Andrews voicing Gossip Girl for Jane Austen :p


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,448 ✭✭✭ jetfiremuck


    Pure Schitt.....usual cameos from BBC crime series etc....


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,304 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pinkypinky


    It is very enjoyable, but massively anachronistic (and not even consistent therein).

    Genealogy Forum Mod



  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    A hit so 8 seasons is expected


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Ride and Prejudice :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,997 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    pinkypinky wrote: »
    It is very enjoyable, but massively anachronistic (and not even consistent therein).

    just learned a new word, thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 48,684 ✭✭✭✭ walshb


    Forced to endure parts of this due to the better half watching it..

    Comes across as a bunch of people bored out of their tits during lockdown who decided to make a show for the sake of it..

    About as pointless as can be..with the most boring and bland actors and lines!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,289 ✭✭✭✭ Mad_maxx


    awful sh1te , thankfully herself grew bored after three or four episodes


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,537 CMod ✭✭✭✭ spurious


    It wasn't the worst.
    I am afraid I must be getting old as I found myself thinking 'oh no, not more riding' every so often.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,767 ✭✭✭✭ Alun


    Mad_maxx wrote: »
    awful sh1te , thankfully herself grew bored after three or four episodes
    I didn't get past about 10 minutes into episode 1.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,792 Postgrad10


    Very pretty to look at and great use of modern music but the plots very simple. I wouldn’t bother watching a second series.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,462 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy


    Watched this with Mrs Sleepy and I found it's use of race very unsettling. Of course there were people of colour in London in that era but they certainly weren't Dukes or Queen Consorts... the whole thing seemed to utterly gloss over the fact that the very type of characters being portrayed by people of colour in this series largely lived their lives of luxury off the backs of the slaves they owned in the colonies..


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,180 ✭✭✭ Aisling(",)


    Sleepy wrote: »
    Watched this with Mrs Sleepy and I found it's use of race very unsettling. Of course there were people of colour in London in that era but they certainly weren't Dukes or Queen Consorts... the whole thing seemed to utterly gloss over the fact that the very type of characters being portrayed by people of colour in this series largely lived their lives of luxury off the backs of the slaves they owned in the colonies..

    It is addressed albeit very quickly.The duke and his aunt have a conversation about how their position is precarious as people of colour only rose in status because the king fell in love with a black woman and made her his queen.

    It's a fluffy period drama/romance.I wouldn't be reading much into it.It meant they had a bigger pool of actors to pull from and its not as though its a true story.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,643 ✭✭✭ D9Male


    This is absolutely terrible. There is so much good TV out there; I really don't understand how anyone could find this entertaining. The situations are unrealistic, the dialogue ridiculous and the only effort seems to have been put into casting Julie Andrews and the beautiful but ludicrous costumes.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,462 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy


    It is addressed albeit very quickly.The duke and his aunt have a conversation about how their position is precarious as people of colour only rose in status because the king fell in love with a black woman and made her his queen.

    It's a fluffy period drama/romance.I wouldn't be reading much into it.It meant they had a bigger pool of actors to pull from and its not as though its a true story.
    Yes, but that throwaway line wouldn't justify their whitewashing of Britain's extremely dodgy past imo.

    If they wanted to include people of colour in the nobility, the way to do it was to set it in a fantasy world, not regency era Britain.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,643 ✭✭✭ D9Male


    I assumed that they are doing a type of colour-blind casting? So it doesn't matter the colour of the actor or the part they are likely to portray?

    I am not against that, and it was one of the few things I didn't have an issue with in the one episode I managed to endure.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 424 ✭✭ Cerveza


    Stick plenty riding into it and it’s an instant success. If they put a bit of riding into mass we would be watching it Sunday morning.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,737 ✭✭✭ Hurrache


    Sleepy wrote: »
    Yes, but that throwaway line wouldn't justify their whitewashing of Britain's extremely dodgy past imo.

    If they wanted to include people of colour in the nobility, the way to do it was to set it in a fantasy world, not regency era Britain.

    It is a fantasy TV show, why would anyone be taking from such a program an issue with race and the positions black people hold when you consider everything else that happens in the series.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,462 ✭✭✭✭ Sleepy


    I just found it jarring to have a series set in a version of British history that pretends one of the darkest elements of British colonialism (slavery - a key source of the wealth of the aristocratic classes portrayed) didn't happen.


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Regé-Jean Page not returning


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Bridgerton renewed for seasons 3 and 4 at Netflix ahead of season 2


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,426 ✭✭✭ Hangdogroad


    Havent seen this but is it like Hamilton or something? Is there a political message behind the colour blind casting?


  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1




  • Registered Users Posts: 75,026 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    Shonda Rhimes will write young Queen Charlotte spin off


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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,593 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson




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