Netflix’s Bridgerton, the first script series that came out of mega-producer Shonda Rhimes’ big deal with the streaming giant, has finally appeared on Netflix. The first season of the show follows “the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut on the competitive Regency London wedding market.”
While the series gathers a lot of positive ideas for being similar Downton Abbey-meets-Scandal it’s got some backlash for one view in particular, which is kept from Bridgerton book series by Julia Quinn.
Some fans have criticized the scene
Especially since consent is a key issue in Bridgerton, many fans have raised an issue with this view, which many people shout as dissent. Some even go so far as to name it sexual assault. This moment is in the Bridgerton book series and was held for the television adaptation.
“It doesn’t matter what he did or didn’t reveal to her or why, but he was never ready in it, setting a clear pattern that he didn’t want to do that,” said one viewer on Reddit. He did not agree with that. Even if it ‘s sterile, it’ s still not okay – he clearly had something against it. ”
In a thread about the book series (before the TV show was released), another Reddit user said, “I’m not worried about suspicious consent in romance novels, especially history, but to commit someone with a child against their will is one of the most embarrassing acts I can think of. Imagine what happened to that poor child if the forced partner never comes around and hates both the other partner and the child. ”
What the presenter has to say about this scene
In an interview, the series’ presenter, Chris Van Dusen, spoke of concerns raised about the inclusion of this moment in the series.
“We had a lot of conversations about that special event in the book,” Van Dusen said Weekly entertainment. “I’ve always called this first season of the show, if it had a subtitle, it would be, ‘Daphne Bridgerton Education.’ That event of course goes with that whole theme – that broad theme that she begins with as this innocent, picture – perfect, wide – eyed innocent debutante. And we watch her grow into this woman who discovers the limitations society holds with her, and she finally discovers who she is and what is she capable of. ”
Van Dusen says that this level is “part of it [Daphne’s] once ”and that the writers“ discussed a great deal about how to deal with it and how to handle it. “
Bridgertonthe first season is currently streaming on Netflix.