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The wait is over. Season two of “Bridgerton” is finally here, featuring beautiful women of color and an even juicier storyline. If you have yet to see or can’t remember season one, here’s a quick recap: 

Set in the Regency era in London, England, the Bridgerton family prepares for the courting season for their eldest daughter, Daphne Bridgerton. The father of the Bridgerton family recently passed, so now the eldest son, Anthony Bridgerton, must put aside his mischievous, boy-like ways and step into the role as the man of the house. In his first order, he must help Daphne find a husband that will not only love her but support her future financially. Daphne’s first suitor is Lord Berbrooke, an elder, unappealing Englishman who has yet to find a wife due to his unpleasant persona. Although Daphne is repulsed by him, Anthony arranges for Berbrooke and Daphne to marry due to his clean standing in the English community. But Anthony’s old college friend and most unavailable bachelor, Simon the Duke of Hastings, stumbles on Daphne knocking Berbrooke out after he attempted to accost her. From this courageous yet dishonoring action from Daphne, the Duke suggests that he and Daphne pretend to be in love to avoid a compulsory marriage to Berbrooke and for the Duke to avoid marriage all together. Throughout the story Daphne grows into her womanhood, Anthony learns to become a man and the Duke opens up to the possibility of love.

Now that we’re all caught up, let’s get into how season two starts to mix things up. The two new main characters, Edwina and Kate Sharma, are of Indian descent and are brought into the story by Lady Danbury. If you remember anything notable about Lady Danbury, it’s that she always has a few tricks up her sleeve. She not only finds a way to help an old friend, but also humbles the attitudes of Anthony and the eldest Sharma daughter Kate. The real drama is between those two, but I’ll let you discover that for yourself. The new spice that Edwina and Kate bring hints at the historic conflict between India and England, although it may not be explicitly explained.

Then we all remember Lady Whistledown after discovering her true identity last season. She has to be careful before anyone in the town finds out, but with so much juice and drama this season, it’s hard to resist the urge to write about everything she witnesses during the courting season. But Lady Whistledown may be discovered by the Queen sooner than we think, as she has taken a strong dislike to her writings and her “gossiping” ways. 

All in all, season two is full of twists and turns to which season one could not compare. Not only is the passion increased, but the character development is more enthralling than before. After watching the entire season in one weekend myself, I can say for sure that I’m already looking forward to season three.

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