Reasons To Watch Bridgerton
Claire Miles - April 23, 2022

The True Meaning Of Life

By Pat A. FlemingPublished: July 2017

The Years have passed by,
In the blink of an eye,
Moments of sadness,
And joy have flown by.

People I loved,
Have come and have gone,
But the world never stopped,
And we all carried on.

Life wasn't easy,
And the struggles were there,
Filled with times that it mattered,
Times I just didn't care.

I stood on my own,
And I still found my way,
Through some nights filled with tears,
And the dawn of new days.

And now with old age,
It's become very clear,
Things I once found important,
Were not why I was here.

And how many things,
That I managed to buy,
Were never what made me,
Feel better inside.

And the worries and fears,
That plagued me each day,
In the end of it all,
Would just fade away.

But how much I reached out,
To others when needed,
Would be the true measure,
Of how I succeeded.

And how much I shared,
Of my soul and my heart,
Would ultimately be,
What set me apart.

And what's really important,
Is my opinion of me,
And whether or not,
I'm the best I can be.

And how much more kindness,
And love I can show,
Before the Lord tells me,
It's my time to go.

Bridgerton is one of those feel-good shows that is a perfect combination of Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl. The show revolves around high society circles that majorly gossip about the concept of marriage and finding the best groom for each of their potential candidates. The show feels inspired by other shows such as “Match-makers Paradise” and “Indian Matchmaking”. The show is an adaptation of Julia Quinn’s books. The show is based on closely-knit siblings who are attempting to find love.

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The show is a period drama that is the talk of the show. According to statistics, 82 million households around the world watched the season 4 weeks after its Christmas release in 2020. The show is more of a woke approach to period dramas. It’s more inclusive and even the main character in Season 2, Miss Kate Sharma, is a woman of color. It follows a trend of color-blind casting in period dramas which has been rarely done before. Furthermore, black people in the show are in positions of power such as the Queen. The show portrays that there is nothing unusual about people of color. This is a very refreshing take on period dramas.

Not only this, but the show also appreciates feminism and inculcates such remarks. The Bridgerton family’s second daughter, Eloise, argues about how women are more than individuals whose primary goal is to not only get married. The show is exciting, scandalous, and all the good things. In short, it is a pure escape from reality. Gossip, dresses, balls, scandalous love, and affairs are something that the show beautifully captures. The writer of this show is the Grey’s Anatomy writer-producer: Shonda Rhimes, who has done an excellent job with producing the show. In conclusion, Bridgerton is the perfect binge-watch show that would definitely brighten your day.