TV Review: “Bridgerton: Shock and Delight” (S1, Ep. 2)

Dr. Thomas J. West III
Jan 2 · 5 min read

The second episode of the Netflix costume drama Bridgerton more than exceeded the expectations set up in the first episode. The episode has three basic threads: Daphne’s continued efforts to get out of a betrothal to the loathsome Lord Berbrooke; Simon’s troubled upbringing by his tyrannical father (and rescue by Lady Danbury); and Miss Thompson’s struggles in the home of the cunning and cruel…