Netflix’s Bridgerton: If Sanjay Leela Bhansali was European…

Bridgerton is an American period drama series, starring Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page as leads. You may find it under Netflix’s Top 10 shows currently, and there are a few reasons that it should as well as shouldn’t be there.

Aesthetic: Period drama always pleases our eyes if made beautifully. This one looks magical. It feels like Sanjay Leela Bhansali has captured these moments from the 19th century Europe.

Addresses taboos: Consent, dowry, women’s education, sex education etc. it taps on various topics that we need to talk about.

Predictable plot: You know from the start that the protagonists will eventually do what they claim to oppose, and you might get bored if all your guesses were right.

Lengthy episodes: Each episode is about an hour, and the branched sub-plots do not help, instead confuse you and make your eyes water.

It’s a beautiful visual poem handling emotional issues, you may sit for hours watching it just to know your guesses were right.