What’s not to love, with the gorgeous cast, lush costumes and beautifully shot scenes re-creating the 19th century lives of the British upper class and nobility?
“Bridgerton” and its popularity has also helped to set fire to the careers of some of the cast.
Here’s who everyone has been talking about:
Regé-Jean Page may make you wish you were a spoon (look up that GIF if you want to get that reference).
The Zimbabwe-born British actor stars as the brooding duke, Simon Basset, and he is utterly captivating in the role.
Page also costars in the film “Sylvie’s Love,” currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
Phoebe Dynevor perfectly plays Daphne Bridgerton, the young socialite whose coming out in society kicks off all the action.
Dynevor and Page’s scenes have generated so much heat that folks have speculated they are dating in real life.
The elegance and power that is Lady Danbury is encapsulated in Adjoa Andoh.
Andoh brings years of stage and screen experience to the part, including roles on the shows “EastEnders” and “Doctor Who.”
As Penelope Featherington, youngest daughter of the Bridgertons’ neighbors the Featheringtons, Nicola Coughlan gives us more than meets the eye.
Her comedic timing looks to have been perfected in her previous role as Clare Devlin on “Derry Girls.”
Golda Rosheuvel has one of the most talked about roles on the show.
That’s because she is a woman of color and portrays real-life Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III.
But I’m not sure the real Queen Charlotte was as crafty, shady and fun as how Rosheuvel plays her.
For your weekend
Three things to watch:
‘Marvel Studios: Legends’
This series serves as a refresher for the various heroes and villains making their way to the highly anticipated streaming shows premiering on Disney+. The first two episodes will feature Wanda Maximoff and Vision.
“Marvel Studios: Legends” begins streaming Friday.
‘The Bachelor’ Season 25 premiere
Just in case you missed this bit of Bachelor Nation history, Hulu has got you covered.
Matt James, a contestant on Clare Crawley’s “Bachelorette” season, is the first Black Bachelor.
The premiere episode of his season is currently streaming.
‘Grimm’ Season 6
How about a little #ThrowbackThursday?
The supernatural drama “Grimm” had a loyal audience when it ended in 2017 after six seasons on NBC.
The final season started streaming on Amazon Prime this week.
Two things to listen to:
A funny thing happened on the way to country singer Morgan Wallen releasing his new project, “Dangerous: The Double Album.”
Somehow, I’m sure he’s not mad about the publicity that generated.
What’s better than Bee Gees classics?
That would be the Gibb brothers’ songs revisited with some other major artists.
It drops Friday.
One thing to talk about:
Lil Nas X continues to have the most interesting career.
“C Is for Country” is illustrated by award-winning artist Theodore Taylor III and “follows a young cowboy and his sidekick, Panini the pony, as they use the ABCs to seek out adventure in wide-open pastures, embrace family, and celebrate individuality, all during a single day.”
“C Is for Country goes out to every amazing kid out there who sang along to ‘Old Town Road’ on repeat and helped change my life forever,” Lil Nas X said in a statement. “I hope this book inspires them and makes learning the alphabet a thousand times more fun. I’m so happy with how it turned out, and I can’t wait for the world to see it.”
Way to ride till you can’t no more, sir.
Something to sip on
Almost since Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West went public with their romantic relationship in 2012, people have been predicting it wouldn’t last.
And that deserves compassion, whether you are supporters of them or not.
Pop back here next Thursday for all the latest entertainment happenings that matter.