Tuesday, May 28, 2024

“Bridgerton” Renewed for 2nd Season as Netflix Viewers Swoon Over Soft Core Sex-and-Royalty Fantasy

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Not surprising, “Bridgerton” will return for a second season on Netflix. The Shonda Rhimes produced soft core sex and royalty fantasy is a total hit. Viewers can’t get enough of this trashy fun series, the stars are getting huge promotion, and the Netflix PR department successfully planted a story that Porn Hub is now littered with clips from the show.

Well, whatever works. “Lupin” on Netflix is about 7,000 times better. So are almost all the shows. But it’s cold, winter, pandemic, isolation, all of these things have made “Bridgerton” what “Game of Thrones” was in its early seasons. Remember the original “GoT” was full of sex scenes, it was like porn, too. Then, when it became mainstream, story and character took over.

The “Gossip Girl” conceit of “Bridgerton” is that a gossip columnist named Lady Whistledown is ratting out their randy trysts. Julie Andrews, of all people, does the narration, god bless her. Here’s Lady Whistledown’s announcement today:

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Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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