The Reel: Why Bridgerton swept the nation

The Duke was looking for a convenient way to get through the summer, and he ended up in a marriage.

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What you need to know:

  • This show swept the nation in a way that not a lot of other TV shows have done before or since.
  • You can’t ignore the fact that Shonda Rhimes is a television genius.
  • The man smiled a total of three times in eight episodes and women everywhere swooned continuously.

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear this show’s name? Perhaps the fact that it depicts royalty as black (even though the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt were black, no?).

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