Bridgerton S2 Is Perfection, but There's One Way Producers Could've Made It Better

Bridgerton S2 Is Perfection, but There's One Way Producers Could've Made It Better
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The second installment didn't delve into the backstory of one of its main characters.


  • Season 2 is currently the best installment of Bridgerton.
  • Kate's background hasn't been given enough attention on the show.
  • She has lived a very eventful life that is worth exploring.

Season 2 of Bridgerton premiered over two years ago, but it remains one of the most popular series on Netflix. The second season of the hit period drama was very popular with audiences at the time of its release, securing an average score of 8.0 on IMDb, while Season 1 barely makes it to 7.7. And it was well deserved.

The season's romantic leads, Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma, managed to create a deep connection and develop complex feelings for each other. The love story was complicated by their duties and obligations, and every interaction between the characters left a bittersweet lingering feeling of admiration, which is why Season 2 was so much more compelling than its predecessor. But as great as the second installment was, it could have been even better.

A Proper Backstory

One of the reasons Season 2 of Bridgerton was so compelling was the character development. Anthony, for example, was much more fleshed out than his sister and Season 1 protagonist, Daphne. In the case of Viscount Bridgerton, we saw the complexity of his personality as he constantly had to choose between his own happiness or desires and the well-being of his family.

In this regard, the flashbacks to Anthony's childhood played an important role, as viewers were able to see what shaped him as a person and as the man he was. And the show would have benefited from telling the story of Kate's past, which is as fascinating and complex as Anthony's.

Kathani Sharma's life was filled with tragedy from the start. In her early childhood, the girl lost her mother. Fortunately, her father married a very lovely woman, Lady Mary, who took care of Kate as her own daughter and gave the girl a sister. But then Kate's father died as well, and she had to grow up in an instant to help her step-mother take care of Edwina, sacrificing her whole life for that purpose. Wouldn't that have been interesting to explore?

A Lead or a Supporting Character?

Ultimately, the fact that Kate's backstory hasn't been properly explored reinforces a more serious problem. Despite being one of the romantic leads of Season 2, Kate Sharma was treated as just another supporting character. She had suffered a lot of character-defining trauma, and none of it was given adequate attention. And since Penelope's struggle with her feelings for Colin and her Lady Whistledown business were well portrayed, the situation with Kate is even more upsetting. So Season 2 could have been better if it had explored her background more.

Season 3 of Bridgerton is scheduled to premiere on May 16.

Do you think Bridgerton Season 2 would have been better off exploring Kate's childhood?