New Netflix show Bridgerton


Marjorie Amaral, Editor

Before the New Year on December 25th, 2020, Netflix blessed its subscribers with the new show “Bridgerton.” This show became an instant hit.

“Bridgerton” is a regency-era romance based on the novel series by Julia Quinn. In this semi-factionalized world, race does not preclude a person from belonging to a certain class which we don’t get to see often.

In the episode, viewers meet a black male, Regé-Jean Page, who plays the Duke of Hastings. He is considered the most eligible bachelor of the bunch but has sworn off marriage until he meets Daphne Bridgerton.

On the third episode when Lady Danberry is explaining the importance of love, she reveals that their white king fell in love with a black woman, Queen Charlotte, and their bond was the reason their utopian society was free from racism.

Lady D mentions the King’s love for Queen Charlotte brought the country together and allowed people of color to gain titles and be treated with dignity and respect.

Senior Bea Diez thinks one of the best parts of this series is their diversity.

“I love how this show has so much diversity within their characters for example Queen Charlotte is African American. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a movie or show that one of the main characters were black,” she said.

Some students didn’t like the way the girls had to get the Queen’s approval and were judged based on their looks.

“Something that really bothered me in the show was the way that all girls had to basically beg for the queens approval and that’s kind of messed up since it creates competition among the girls,” said senior Andrea Vasquez.

Others didn’t really like the way they spoke in the show.

“I loved the show but if there’s one thing I didn’t like was the way they talked it really bothered me,” said senior Sofia Arteaga.

If you like a show that has romance, comedy, drama, and scandal this show is complete.