Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Dearest Loyal Readers

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It is with no small amount of pleasure, dear reader, that your longtime correspondent on these matters can report that a new debut has somehow defied all expectations. The rumors are true: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is, in fact, a rare gem among the prequel set … no one could be more taken aback than I to discover that Queen Charlotte is not just superficially delightful, but indeed, notably attentive to the logic of its narrative world. It is, one nearly quails to suggest, quite thoughtful about its position as the wellspring of this imaginative yarn. So far from empty nothingness, Queen Charlotte makes an effort to embrace precisely those qualities its fatuous forebears so fervently sought to avoid. — Kathryn VanArendonk “Queen Charlotte Is Bridgerton’s Diamond of the Season

  1. Episode 6 Crown Jewels
    Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Finale Recap: In the Sky The royal bloodline will live on! We already knew that, but it’s still exciting news.
  2. Episode 5 Gardens in Bloom
    Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Recap: We All Have Gardens Charlotte and Lady Danbury are really going through it.
  3. Episode 4 Holding The King
    Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Recap: The One About the Mad King Seeing what’s been going on with George is a major bummer!
  4. Episode 3 Even Days
    Queen Charlotte Recap: Your Palace Walls Are Too High Charlotte and George might struggle to understand each other, but it doesn’t stop them from dutifully boning. It’s hot!
  5. Episode 2 Honeymoon Bliss
    Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Recap: You Prefer the Sky to Me Lady Danbury has entered the chat. Let’s fucking go!
  6. Episode 1 Queen to Be
    Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Series-Premiere Recap: The Great Experiment Shonda Rhimes’s new prequel(ish) series tells the story of how Charlotte became the queen we know and love today.

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  3. gorgeous gowns
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  4. a long talk
    A Shonda StoryRhimes made Bridgerton a TV phenomenon but hadn’t written its world. Queen Charlotte is all hers.
  5. history lessons
    The Fact and Fiction of Queen Charlotte’s Royal RomanceThe Bridgerton prequel is a love story, not a history lesson, but the bond between Charlotte and George was very real.
  6. vulture quiz
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  7. party report
    There’s Hope for Queen Charlotte’s Other Great Love StoryActor Hugh Sachs says one scene didn’t make it into the Bridgerton prequel.
  8. party report
    Queen Charlotte Cast Members Dream Up Their Own Coronation PerformersWho would rise to the occasion (or rise from the dead)?
  9. tv review
    Queen Charlotte Is Bridgerton’s Diamond of the SeasonThe rumors are true: Netflix’s newest addition to the prequel set is a gem.
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