Sex is Back in Queen Charlotte After Somewhat Lacking Bridgerton's Season 2

Sex is Back in Queen Charlotte After Somewhat Lacking Bridgerton's Season 2
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Shonda is at it again.

TV critics have watched the first season of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, and their reviews are glowing.

The writing is snappy, the chemistry between the characters is terrific, the storytelling is Bridgerton-esque, and the number of steamy scenes is impressive too.

First and foremost, Netflix's hit Regency-era series Bridgerton has always been about romance, with all its fan-favorite elements — palpable sexual tension, lustful glances, sensual breathing, intentional and unintentional touching, extreme emotion, and of course, hot sex scenes.

Needless to say, this is what Shonda Rhimes and her team excel at.

Season 1 introduced the love story of a young and naive main character, Daphne Bridgerton. Her love interest, Simon Basset, helped Daphne become sexually liberated, and their life after marriage was filled with graphic erotic scenes. In addition, other characters in Season 1 also led active intimate lives — remember Anthony Bridgerton and Siena Rosso.

In contrast, Season 2 toned down the amorous content and left some fans wanting more. Anthony, who had been so intense with Siena, seemed to freeze completely when he met the love of his life, Kate Sharma. And though their romance was filled with suggestive little moments, sexual tension, and chemistry, there is no denying that Season 2 featured a lot fewer sex scenes.

Fortunately, according to critics, sex is back in Queen Charlotte. With an arranged marriage that turns into a great love affair, the spin-off's lead couple, young Charlotte and King George, played by India Amarteifio and Corey Mylchreest, are given an exciting romance story that allows them to have plenty of explicit scenes — first-time sex, "I hate you" sex, sex in a bathroom, and even sex in front of servants. The two of them end up having 15 kids, so what else can we expect?

And of course, Charlotte and George are not the only characters in the series. Arsema Thomas' young Lady Danbury and Connie Jenkins-Greig's young Lady Violet are also there, and viewers can expect some steamy moments from them as well. In addition, the prequel is rumored to feature a long-awaited LGBTQ+ romance.

All in all, it looks like viewers are in for a breathtaking sensual ride in just a few days.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is set to premiere on Netflix on May 4, 2023.