The second season of The Bridgertons He embraces the elements that made him strong in his first stage and is encouraged to grow in the aspects and characters he didn’t elaborate on. It is part of the natural growth of a series that does not aspire to be a very deep drama but knows what type of viewer it is aimed at. This is enough for it to be considered a good series.
Many productions are lost because their meaning is unclear. From there, the tone and the idea can be distorted. Aspiring to cover different issues, it fails to complement the aspects in which they are naturally strong. In the case of The Bridgertonsthe drama between the characters, their tensions and the narration of Lady Whistledownas well as a series of subjects on which he did not position himself in the first season and which have more weight in these.
As part of the media tour to promote the second season in netflix, Van Dussenthe creator of The Bridgertonsexplained that some of his influences for the story were pride and prejudice, Succession and The age of innocence. His series may not have the tone of those productions, but he found, from those influences, his own in which his characters, more or less, transform while the viewer is entertained.
The Bridgertonsand new themes
It is a story that describes the relationship between men and women at a historical moment when these bonds are being questioned. This can make more than one viewer uncomfortable. However, keep in mind that this is a period adaptation, that the courtship, the dancing, the luxury, the way of performing with each other, is not a tribute to this moment but the recreation of a piece of history of humanity.
Yes The Bridgertons If he were on this path, he should be respected: it is not fair to look at past moments with the eyes of the present. On the other hand, if it is a matter of historical attachment, that is what specialized books and documentaries are for. The detail, compared to the Netflix series, is that it did not stay in this area but plunged into the current issues of this second season.
The most obvious is the feminism and the role of women in a man’s world. Lady Whistledown he evokes it in his texts and Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jesse) through their dialogues. The second emerges as this voice capable of questioning the world around it. Its development is also that of thousands of women who, questioned by the system, find more answers that oppress them. It also happens when they challenge the hegemonic canon of beauty or incorporate characters through which they contribute more the diversity and representativeness, giving it important roles in history. It is in these details that The Bridgertons It ceases to be an entertainment-oriented production to present itself as a story that also offers political winks.
The weak point
Amidst the above is the exploration of personal trauma. Is this a reference to mental health? It could be interpreted that way. The past as what generates different traumas which, even in a prosperous present, are relevant. While, The Bridgertons it does not fail to show this opulent dynamic, the importance and the fragility of appearances. This happens especially with Anthony Bridgertoninterpreted by Jonathan Bailey. He holds a good part of the story, after in the first season he had a secondary role. In a house full of women, it serves as a vehicle for dealing with different questions about masculinity in relation to tradition.
However, as in the first season, The Bridgertons it is predictable in several sections. It is not very difficult to guess what will happen with this or that character (except in the case of Simon Bassettinterpreted by Rege Jean Page, extinct beyond a few references). This takes the weight off the story. Thus, the influence of tradition within this universe they recreate may seem ridiculed.
The luck, compared to this lack of tension, is that between the suspicions and the materialization there is a series of facts that serve to know the characters. Then, from what seems obvious, arises an idea or a story related to the people involved that feeds the plot. Still, the feeling is that it could improve this aspect. In this way it would cease to be a weak point and would become one of its strengths, linking the internal intrigues, the particular interests of each character, with a series of interesting and relevant ideas.
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