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Season 2 of “Bridgerton” is the perfect blend of “Gossip Girl” and “Pride and Prejudice”, and I’m here for it

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Purdue chapter.

I have waited a long time for this. And it definitely did not disappoint. In fact, it surpassed all of my expectations. I enjoyed season 1 of Bridgerton; I love 19th-century dramas, a good romance and likable characters. I was not the biggest fan of it, but it was a fun way to pass the time.

Season 2, however, was completely unexpected in the best way possible. The character development was unmatched: every single character was provided with enough screen time which allowed the audience to get to know them in detail, understanding their desires, fears and motivations. There were no one-dimensional characters or any “filler” moments: every small aspect of the show is intricate, beautiful and extremely entertaining.

Bridgerton is basically a Jane Austen novel, with swoon-worthy moments and a slow (very slow) burn romance. It is one of the most perfect executions of the enemies-to-lovers trope I have ever seen, and I was rooting for the protagonists the whole time. I am not proud to admit I stayed up until 2AM on a Tuesday just to watch Bridgerton, but every second of the next day’s tiredness was worth it.

If you haven’t watched it yet, what are you doing? You don’t even have to have watched season 1 to enjoy it, the recap that Netflix provides at the beginning of season 2 is more than enough to satisfy your Bridgerton required knowledge.

Please watch it. This is “Gossip Girl” meets “Pride and Prejudice”, and I am totally here for it.

Alessandra is the vice-president of Her Campus at the Purdue chapter. She monitors article progress, ensuring they are uploaded on time and helps solve any problems that may arise. She is currently a senior at Purdue, majoring in Business Management, minoring in English Literature and concentrating in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Alessandra has worked for Victoria's Secret PINK as a campus ambassador, helping with the marketing and communications of the brand. She is passionate about entertainment and wants to work in the industry after she graduates. In her free time, Alessandra loves doing any kind of sport or physical activity. If she's not surfing, swimming or dancing, you can find her eating pasta, reading, making very specific music playlists, watching movies and traveling everywhere she can.