I love the romance and the drama and the steaminess of Bridgerton. Something I never expected to be OBSESSED with though was the MUSIC! Who would have thought that a show about Regency London would be able to naturally infuse Rihanna and Madonna and Taylor Swift into its storyline... but it does! I'm OBSESSED. I tried to catch all of them in there and listed them below.
I've been listening to all of the songs I was able to catch on repeat over the last weekend. Do you have a favorite? I think mine has to be Wrecking Ball.
Material Girl by Madonna
Diamonds by Rihanna
Dancing On My Own by Robyn
You Oughta Know by Alanis Morissette
Sign of the Times by Harry Styles
What About Us by Pink
How Deep Is Your Love by Calvin Harris
Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
Stay Away by Nirvana
Since I've already plowed through season two of Bridgerton. I was ecstatic when I opened IG today and saw that Shonda is working on a new project just about Queen Charlotte https://www.instagram.com/p/CbvbA0pP6lf/
Actually, I hope this project already has many hours put in to it and will be released sooner than later because I don't feel like I got enough of my Bridgerton fill this season. I need more!
Also, I don't care if there is proof or not, I'm convinced that Queen Charlotte was Britain's first Black queen and I stan.
When we learned that Rege-Jean Page wasn't going to be returning to Bridgerton Season 2, I was pretty bummed. I thought he was so great (OK, and hot) and I couldn't imagine how they'd naturally write him out of the show without it feeling like a huge hole in the plot. I figured his absence would also leave any furthering plot line for Daphne to feel stilted.
But then I watched Season 2! And Simon who? I seriously totally forgot about the guy because I was so wrapped up in Anthony and Kate's story. Sure, it was a little funny to see Daphne be rather present in her siblings' lives and her husband be completely MIA. And yes, I would have expected at least ONE pop in from the actor — can't we work his day rate into the budget? But all-in-all, I really feel like the show did a great job at moving the story along without dwelling on the happenings of Season 1.
What did you guys think? Did you miss Simon, or were you distracted enough by everything else going on!
Dearest gentle reader,
Did you miss me? More importantly, did you miss the Viscount Bridgerton's mutton chops??
The ton was all but silent on the matter. But my dear readers, I know some of you were astute enough to pick up that Anthony Bridgerton's facial hair was all but lacking as compared to last social season.
This author wonders how Kate Sharma would have felt if Anthony's sideburns had consumed most of his face as they once did? Was the eldest Bridgerton's physical appearance improved by the subtler shades of hair?
I have it on good authority that less hair makes for a more confident if still vexed viscount (https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/jonathan-bailey-interview). But this author, in an unprecedented turn of events, craves to know your facial follicle feelings.
I go back and forth in my mind a lot about this. The first season I obviously was in love with Simon. But this season Anthony really did it for me. Maybe because I was so into The Duke the first season I was almost taken aback with how attracted I am to Anthony. And getting rid of those mutton chops really helped 🤣.
I spent my weekend bingeing 'Bridgerton' and I need more. Lucky for all of us, the show has already been renewed for a 3rd and 4th season 🙌.
I have read 5 out of the 8 books and I am happy to report, if the show is going in order, that the 3rd book is my favorite of the ones I've read so far and is centered around Benedict. This book is very cinderella themed, with steamy scenes of course. Although, I do wonder if they'll skip to the 4th book, which is centered around Colin and a certain someone you can probably guess since they've been building this up for a while. Eloise is book 5 and TBH it's the only one I have not liked. This may be the first time I have ever wanted something to be different than the books. Book 6 is Francesca all grown up and although I haven't read it, I hear it's steamy and people's favorite so I'm excited. I'm sure by the time they get around to film this, she'll be of age. And then we can't forget about little Hyacinth and Gregory!
Who are you most excited to see?
Lady Whistledown (aka the Netflix team) has announced what Season 3 will focus on! And…. It’s POLIN! Here’s what the announcement said:
It is only fair that in this author's third year chronicling the marriage mart, Mayfair's social season should find its focus on a third son...as well as a third daughter.
This author can confirm that the upcoming season shall follow none other than the budding relationship between Mr. Colin Bridgerton and one Miss Penelope Featherington.
With Penelope's days as a wallflower wearing thin, will she finally take bloom? Time will tell, and as always, so will this author.
What do you guys think? Excited for the Polin storyline? were you hoping for someone else?
After finally finishing the second season of the show, I am dying to know who everyone's favorite Bridgerton is?
Mine has to be Benedict Bridgerton. He is adorable, a little silly, and not caught up in what seems like most people are in the ton. I love that he is artsy! He also rides a fine line of an older brother at times, a younger brother at times, and also a young man trying to grow up. He just stands out from the rest to me, kind of like Eloise, too. I am excited for his story to unfold hopefully in the upcoming seasons.
Despite my better judgements and in the absence of The Dropout, I binged all eight episodes of Bridgerton s2 this weekend. And when, I say weekend, I mean about 12 hours split between Friday night and Saturday morning. Now Bridgertson s1 is not something I enjoyed, but I watched so being cursed with s2 is mostly my own damn fault. So here are some stray thoughts on the less than stellar follow-up:
1. Someone has to stop the madness over at Shondaland because if they think I signed up to watch subplots about art school, they are wrong!
2. Did any one else totally forget the family's name is Bridgerton? I thought that was they town they lived in. Other things I forgot, the two youngest siblings and almost every character's name. Also that Daddy Bridgerton died.
3. Much has been made of the second season's lack of sex. I am mostly fine with this, because it seems they want to tell a different kind of love story. So sure, The Duke & Homegirl with the bad bangs had a raw sexual chemistry, and these two are giving more Pride and Prejudice. Well if that's the case, somebody call Matthew McFayden and Keira, because the Viscount and Kate don't have the chemistry! I feel across the board we are letting chemistry slip away and just throwing people together on screen now. Fitz and Olivia didn't f-ck there way around D.C. for this!
4. Where all the gays? I'm sorry but I cannot stand for this anymore. Bridgerton needs a shady gay - maybe that hangs out with the queen and ends up having an affair with Tony Goldwyn. I'm tech avail Shonda!
5. If we are following the remaining Bridgerton children in the upcoming seasons, we need a hard re-cast, because I do not care about them. In fact, take the whole cast of Sex Lives of College Girls and drop them in Bridgerton. You're welcome Netflix!
I'd would also like to see is us follow the hot blonde from across the street to America, a whole show about young Lady Danbury, or a reboot of HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER.