The second season of the much-awaited show, Bridgerton was out on Netflix on March 25. Let’s find out what the Janta has to say about it!
The Bridgerton universe was created by Chris Van Dusen after he adapted Julia Quinn‘s best-selling novels and decided to bring all the characters to life. The show’s first season aired in December 2020 and the sparkling chemistry between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset (Rege-Jean Page) had everyone’s heart fluttering. As we know that each season is going to focus on a different Bridgerton sibling, the second installment has the eldest of the lot, Anthony Bridgerton played by Jonathan Bailey as its main protagonist this time. But his love life comes with a special Indian twist with the addition of two new characters, Kate and Edwina Sharma played by Simone Ashley and Charithra Chandran respectively. Apart from this, the whole Bridgerton clan comes together once again for some humorous family banter with Eloise Bridgerton played by Claudia Jessie, whose hunt for Lady Whistledown is still going pretty strong just as her values for women’s rights. Benedict Bridgerton played by Luke Thompson who finds his calling as an artist this season and Colin Bridgerton played by Luke Newton who is finally back from his travels abroad and focuses on his friendship with Penelope Featherington played by Nicola Coughlan aka Lady Whistledown herself. Daphne Bridgerton also returns this season as a Duchess and a mother to her little son and plays a crucial role in making Anthony realize his true feelings.
One of the best things about Bridgerton is its strong female characters and this season brings that in abundance once again with Violet Bridgerton played by Ruth Gemmel who plays the mother of the Bridgerton siblings and the rock that holds them together. Lady Danbury played by Adjoa Andoh, brings her magnetic aura on screen and the fact that nothing misses her eye. Golda Rosheuvel is the very powerful yet sensitive Queen Charlotte. Shelley Con is Mary, the mother of the Sharma sisters, and lastly, Polly Walker as Portia Featherington who is up to new schemes and tricks this time around as well.
This season gives us a deep insight into the life of Anthony Bridgerton. The history of that fateful day when he had to see his father take his last breath in front of him and take the family’s responsibilities on his shoulders at a very young age. It makes us understand why he’s so repelled by love and always puts his family’s needs before his own. One of those needs is finding a viscountess, his plans for marriage have a very practical approach until of course his whole world is swept from under his feet when he crosses paths with the beautiful and fierce Kate Sharma, who much like him lives more for her family than her own self. The two begin as enemies at first with Kate trying her best to stop him from courting her sister Edwina. But the three find themselves in a love triangle when Kate and Anthony are pulled towards each other’s charms which creates chaos and family conflicts between the Bridgetons and the Sharmas. The inclusion of Indian culture in season 2 has the Indian audience filled with pride and excitement as it’s rare to see such representation in a show that’s heavily based on the Royal British families. We get to see all of this and so much more drama amidst the colorful and aesthetically pleasing background of Bridgerton in season 2.