Bridgerton

Sharon Keyser

Posted on January 11 2021

Bridgerton

 

Photo Credit: Netflix 

 

I have never been much of a fan of period pieces, so when Bridgerton showed up as a suggestion of what to watch on Netflix I skipped right past it, until I read online that it was produced by the phenomenal Shonda Rhimes.  I didn't know what to expect since I'd never heard of the Bridgerton Series of books, nor of their author, Julia Quinn.  I won't say much about it in case you haven't seen the Netflix series, but I will say that I'm hoping there will be a second season. 

Two things really stood out for me.

First, the fabrics!  I am a fabric person.  I am a textile person.  There were so many exquisite fabrics in scene after scene, I experienced sensory overload.  The outfits may not have been my style, but the fabrics practically stole the show.  Just beautiful!

 

Photo Credit: Netflix

 

Second, Queen Charlotte.  Point.  Blank.  Period.  Seriously, I love that a Black woman, British actress Golda Rosheuvel, was cast in the role.  While there are some naysayers, it is widely believed that the actual Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, was indeed Britain's first Black queen.  Ms. Rosheuvel owned the character.

 

 Photo Credit: Netflix

 

What else did I love about this Bridgerton queen?  The wigs!  They ranged from an afro to locs, and each one was outstanding.  A "sistah" in every sense of the word.

 

 Photo Credit: Netflix

 

Need some Black Girl Magic?  Tune into this series.  From its producer, to Queen Charlotte, to Lady Danbury, it will deliver, and the eight episodes will leave you wanting more.  And if that's not enough, you'll love Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page.  "His Grace", aka "His Sexiness" definitely brings the heat.

 

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