Why should you watch "Queen Charlotte - A Bridgerton Story"?
Check out the review from our director Matheus Hooks.
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"Queen Charlotte - A Bridgerton Story" is a prequel that manages to surprise by bringing familiar elements and at the same time innovating in terms of story and message. As the director of the magazine, I can affirm that this series, created by Shonda Rhimes and based on the books by Julia Quinn, is a true delight for fans of the first season of Bridgerton.
The plot brings everything that made the original series successful: handsome shirtless men, palace intrigues, complex romances, and sexy scenes that will surely make the audience sigh. But in addition to that, "Queen Charlotte" presents us with a touch of reality and social criticism that makes all the difference. This makes the series not only a work of entertainment, but also a reflection on issues that still accompany us today.
The main character, played by Golda Rosheuvel, returns to tell her story of struggle for the lineage, since none of her thirteen children have heirs. This is a dilemma that certainly many monarchs faced in the past, and it shows the tension between the responsibilities of power and the personal life of the nobles.
"Queen Charlotte" is also a sequel to the second season of Bridgerton, and its six episodes introduce us to the origin of Charlotte, a young German aristocrat played with charisma by actress India Amarteifio. Charlotte is brought to the court of King George III, played by Corey Mylchreest, to marry him without ever having seen him before. What Charlotte doesn't know is that the king has dark secrets that could threaten her future.
The characters in the series are based on real historical figures. King George III ruled the United Kingdom between 1760 and 1820, making him the monarch who spent the most time in power in the country. Charlotte, supposedly a descendant of Afonso III, king of Portugal, and his mistress Madragana, is portrayed in the series as possibly being biracial, which brings up important issues about representation and inclusion.
Ultimately, "Queen Charlotte" is a prequel that, despite some initial expectations, manages to remain relevant and surprise the audience. It is a story of love, power struggle, and social criticism that will certainly please fans of the original series and attract new admirers.
It is great to see that the subsequent stories of "Bridgerton" have exceeded expectations and delivered even more than expected. The series "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" is a brilliant example of quality production, with exciting scenes and a narrative that addresses important themes such as feminism and racism. It is impressive how the series manages to bring up complex and relevant topics in a story about the English crown.
Watching "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" is an exciting experience that is best enjoyed with headphones or in a quiet environment. The soundtrack is especially striking and helps intensify the emotions felt throughout the series.
It's worth highlighting the two most touching scenes:
1 - The King and Queen's dance in the sixth episode. The way Charlotte encourages her husband to overcome his fears and dance before the people is a powerful and emotional moment that brought me to tears.
2 - The scene at the end of the season where she talks to the old and confused king in his own head. Especially in this part, I was already crying a lot because I had thought he was dead, and when I saw her talking to him, just like she did when she was young, it was one of the most beautiful moments.
It is undeniable that "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" is one of the most beautiful and emotional series I have watched in 2023. I congratulate everyone involved in the production for their excellent work in bringing this wonderful story to life in such an engaging and impactful way. Highly recommended for all those seeking a truly emotional and inspiring viewing experience.