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I finished Season 2 of Bridgerton and I’m a little mad… 

Hey readers,

The new season of the long-awaited Bridgertons series came out on Netflix last Friday and I was able to see everything in two days!

To say that I was very enthusiastic and counting the days is not enough. The truth is that the story of Anthony and Kate has always been one of my favorites (it’s a tie with Colin and Penelope’s story)! That’s why I was very excited to see some of my favorite scenes in the book become ‘a reality’ on TV. 

I let it pass a few days so that I could assimilate everything, because I must confess that when I finished the tv series, I was very angry. I had high expectations for some scenes, and I felt like I was betrayed. Now, after a few days, I’m no longer angry and I even realize why they changed the story so much.

In short, what I can say is that although I loved the cast, both Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and the chosen Kate (Simone Ashley) are perfect and portrayed everything I imagined…nothing can beat the book. It continues to have a special place in my heart. If I hadn’t read the book, I think I would appreciate the tv series more.

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I hate love triangles, you already know that, and although I have read interviews where they swore there was no love triangle happening this season, I can’t help but feel that yes, there was a love triangle.

But what made me even more angry was the fact that they almost ruined the relationship between the Sharma sisters. They portrayed Kate as the villain who wanted to steal her sister’s fiancé only because they let Edwina and Anthony’s relationship go so far. 

The truth is that in the end everything was fine, and we still had a scene in which the sisters talk and get it right, but seeing Edwina’s sorrow was not one of the best moments. I got the idea that Edwina was beginning to like Anthony and felt betrayed by her sister. Kate never truly confessed her feelings and why it was so important that Edwina married someone with a title.

If you have never read the book, I hate to tell you that this post has many spoilers and that it is impossible for me to express my thoughts without comparing the book with the tv series.

In the book, when Kate finds herself forced to marry Anthony, all because of the bee incident (we’ll talk about it later), Edwina accepts the fact well and even helps both of them. Anthony in the book even shows a brother’s affection for Edwina, because he feels that after his marriage to Kate, Edwina became another sister.

Now, the long-awaited bee scene. It happened in the tv series, but I feel  I was robbed! They didn’t follow the book, this should be the turning point!. After all, it was the bee and Anthony’s fear that Kate would die that caused them both to have to marry.

The scene when Anthony is going to court Kate (before their wedding) and Edwina leaves them alone….Anthony drinks all the tea so he can go over to the table and kiss Kate. I needed this scene!

Another scene I would have liked to have seen was when Kate hid under Anthony’s secretary and he entered with Siena (remember the opera singer?). Whyyyyy? This scene was one of the most fun to read in the book. I know they show us a scene where Anthony almost kisses Kate in the library and Daphne sees them, but it’s not the same.

Kate’s fear of thunderstorms. And once again, the scene when she hides in the library terrified of the sound of thunder. Anthony tries to know why Kate is afraid of thunderstorms and finds out that it has to do with her mother’s death! I feel robbed!

Newton showed up so little… I would love some more scenes with Newton! We had the scene where they fall to the lake, a little different but well, they are forgiven 😉

The pall mall game was quite weak if we compare it to the book, important dialogue was missing and more bickering between Anthony and Kate!

Bridgerton. (L to R) Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma in episode 203 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022

Perhaps I’m feeling a little mad because of the love triangle. Again, since the beginning of the book, it was dismantled that there was no one for Anthony except Kate. I miss Kate and Anthony’s married life that was explored in the book!

Did I like the tv series? Yes. I love Anthony’s long looks. Although I didn’t like it to get so far, I loved the scene where Anthony imagines he’s marrying Kate instead of Edwina. And when Kate drops her mother’s bracelet, I love that Anthony looks at Kate, and only Kate. Poor Edwina…

Anthony’s jealousy…I love it! Once again, the looks…..Yes, it was a season of almost touches, and lingering long looks and a lot of hand touches and whispering words. We had a lot less sex scenes, it’s true. But there was beauty in it, it was a slow burn where in the first season we had a burn the house.

The dialogues were amazing! Omg they are everything any girl would love to hear in real life!

”but I’m leaving to India” ”and it’s not far enough, do you think there’s a corner of this earth where you could travel far away to free me from this this torment? You are the bain of my existence and the object of all my desires” “I love you, all I find myself thinking, all I find myself being able to breath…is you”

Once again I congratulate the actors, they played their roles perfectly. They are both gorgeous and look wonderfully good together.

I’m excited about the ending! From what I understand, Benedict’s book will be postponed to season four, and the next season will be about Colin and Penelope’s story! This season has put an end to Colin and Marina’s story…aleluia…. And the final scene where Colin says he would never marry Penelope is a motto for us to see their story happening in the next season!

Penelope looks so beautiful in this season, and Colin with some beard WOW

There have been some changes and I don’t know how they will interpret the fourth book in the tv series, because Eloise discovered Penelope’s secret earlier than in the book. And we have the Queen, who doesn’t appear in the books, but by this time hates Lady Whistledown (aka Penelope). In the book Colin gets everyone to accept Penelope’s identity, and I think they will be able to do the same in the series. I can’t wait to see…but I hate to think that she’s going to suffer a little until everything come together!

I think there’s no need to describe how good the scenery was and the dresses OMG! Kate’s dresses were always on point, and I have to say that I didn’t mind having one or two (okay, I want them all)!

What do you think? What was the scene that you missed in the tv series? And what’s your favorite scene in the books? Let me know in the comments what you think about this new season!

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