“Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” is a prequel to the popular Bridgerton series that tells the story of how the young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George sparked a passionate love story and a social revolution that created the Ton world that the characters in Bridgerton inherited.
Review of Netflix “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story”
The series centres on Queen Charlotte’s rise to popularity and power and tells how her marriage to King George sparked both of these events. The series is beautifully made, and the six episodes are intriguing and heart-wrenching at the same time.
One of the significant themes of the series is mental illness, and the series deals with it with utmost sensitivity. The revelation in the third episode is especially poignant and will leave viewers with goosebumps.
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The fourth episode is from King George’s narrative, and we see his struggles to keep himself composed to serve his monarchical duties. The episode is titled “Holding the King,” and it shows that every story has two sides, and George’s side is equally important.
The chemistry between the lead actors, India Amarteifio and Corey Mylchreest, is palpable, and they make the show what it is – a beautiful piece of work. The show transitions from frustration to a beautiful love story that the world deserves to know.
The show is set in the Regency era, and we see Lady Danbury and Lady Bridgerton dealing with companionship as they grow older and lose their partners.
The Great Experiment is a constant theme throughout the series, and it talks about making Queen Charlotte, who was all of 17, get married to King George. Then we see a push to get the lineage right, and we see Charlotte having a dozen children thereafter.
Overall, “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” is a must-watch for anyone who loved the Bridgerton series. The show is a beautiful piece of work that deals with mental illness with utmost sensitivity and shows that with a good screenplay and sensitivity, a great show can be made despite being cut from the same cloth.
The show is also a great history lesson, and viewers will get to know the real story of Queen Charlotte. The show is complete with sex and romance, making it a great addition to the Bridgerton series.