The second season of The Bridgertons quickly positioned itself as one of the trends within netflix. Beyond the fact that this record is not the most critical of the series, it helps to understand that it appeals to many subscribers. Although it doesn’t have a complex plot, its performances are good but not transcendent, and although there are predictable sections, the story is interesting. This invites to think that it is a guilty pleasure within the streaming offer, as at the time they were for example, The Walking Dead and vikingsonce they have lost much of their original meaning.
The Bridgertons it is found at the antipodes of the two other series mentioned. There are no undead or epic story. In the Netflix series, there is a plot that sometimes evokes Caribbean soap operas. But the context in which they are produced is different: a historical story, something that conditions it and also allows it to be reinforced in certain aspects. One of them is the representation of the protocol that was produced for a woman to obtain a husband.
Seen with the eyes of the present, this dynamic, key to history, is absurd. This is why it should be remembered that it is a story of time and which imposes conditions. After two seasons, this game of courtship, courtship and family interests continues to appeal for many reasons.
The Bridgertonsa simple and well-told story
These are times when, as spectators, we are saturated with stimuli. There are videos in social networks. News arrives at an unattainable speed. Controversies lead to different discussions and memes. Attention, as a value when sharing or for private matters, is valuable. Sometimes those levels of engagement with a story aren’t high enough to understand it in all its dimensions.
For this reason, simple stories like The Bridgertons do they work. Its plot does not require a deep level of study, at the same time it is not boring either. It serves to accompany certain times of the day, to empty the mind of so many stimuli that we find through computers or mobile devices. This characteristic does not make the production something empty or devoid of precious aspects.
Aesthetically everything in the series seems put in its place. The outfits. The palaces. Habits. The decoration of the places. This is essential because it adds credibility the moment you see it. In this way, shout that It’s a series set in another historical moment without the viewer needing to know everything that happened at that time.. This easily draws him into her without disconnecting him from the present.
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It’s not a deep series in terms of philosophy. Its development does not favor scenes which, from a symbolic point of view, could be read as televised treatises on the subject. Even so, The Bridgertons keeps looking to the present through aspects that it normalizes. For example, that the queen is a black woman, as is one of the dukes. A period series managed to incorporate characters of all races and backgrounds without dissonance. It’s the perfect example that the Netflix series is pure interference.
Is this a nod to inclusion? It suits? It can be. He could hide behind the fact that this is a period story and omit that kind of aspect to stay out of this discussion and stick to a documentary approach. He could also embrace the more conservative side of his story, be true to customs in relation to women, depending on the era, and go no further. Yet one of the characters is the current representation of feminism, questioning everyone she grows up in.
The series does not aspire to be a critical production in relation to these issues., does not position itself as an ethical and moral beacon in this sense. But, by incorporating them, he inscribes history in a current agenda. In his own way, he says to whoever sees and questions that the past yes, from a present point of view a lot has changed.
The BridgertonsSecond Season:
a plot that does not mutate but continues to please
During the second season, the series clings to what characterized it in the first: a plot based on the intrigues, the interests, the dance between the relations and the narration of Lady Whistledown like this character who interprets and tells everything. In this context, his characters continue to grow, evolving within a framework of understandable verisimilitude.
Therefore, part of the new boom that has been generated with its second season comes from this origin and the decision to stick to this built tradition. Is this a perfect series? Of course not. Between the conveniences, the predictability of certain issues and the length of the chapters (sometimes excessive), part of its objective is weakened. Even so, it’s mere entertainment, something worthwhile in these troubled times.
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