All seasons of Bridgerton (including Queen Charlotte) ranked worst to best

Ahead of the release of season 4, here's what we think about the franchise so far.

If you're an Outlander fan, then you might be like me and also be a Bridgerton one! The two romantic dramas actually have quite a bit in common. So it's not hard to find those who are fans of both shows. Both of them definitely rank highly for me! And so, I decided to take a fun trip down memory lane and rank the Bridgerton seasons, including Queen Charlotte. Let's see if you agree with me!

But first, I do want to remind you all that Bridgerton season 3 part 1 (first four episodes) will be coming on Thursday, May 16, 2024 followed by the final four installments Thursday, June 13 on Netflix. Colin and Penelope are the name of the game, and I really can't wait to see how their story plays out! I expect it's going to be one of my favorites. Speaking of, let's talk about the seasons that are currently streaming in the franchise. Read on below!

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Bridgerton season 2

Overall, I don't mind Bridgerton season 2, but it definitely wasn't my favorite. It had it's good moments, and I think that the onscreen chemistry between Jonathan Bailey (Anthony) and Simone Ashley (Kate) was electric. Even when they weren't touching, it felt like the heat was turned up. The yearning eyes, and much more later, really gets you! Though overall for me, it felt very drawn out at times.

I'm personally not a fan of the whole Pride and Prejudice type of love stories where it takes them forever just to hold hands or kiss. I wish like Daphne and Simon in season 1, Anthony and Kate had gotten together somewhere during the season versus waiting until the end. Though I do know that we're getting more of them in Bridgerton season 4! Their stubborn natures were just too much at times, and I got so tired of hearing Anthony get the same lecture multiple times from his mother or sister. It got repetitive and tedious.

The biggest turn off for me is the "love triangle" between Anthony, Kate, and Edwina. Anything that involves siblings interested in the same love interest is just a big no for me. Again, I was able to still enjoy the season overall. But there's a couple of reasons why it doesn't rank highly for me.

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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Though the main characters on Bridgerton certainly face drama and heartache, overall there's still a lighter feel to the original series. Whereas the prequel, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has a more bittersweet and heartbreaking element to it. Prince George is so pure and kind, and it's so sad to see his health deteriorating the way it does. George and Charlotte truly love each other, and she sticks by him in sickness and in health.

The queen is a very interesting but mysterious character in Bridgerton, and we get more answers into who she is thanks the the Queen Charlotte series. The hurt and struggle of having to keep it together while the man she loves is hurting makes her who she is. And at this point, it's been years of them dealing with George's health. Though at times she can seem like she doesn't care about others, Charlotte actually has a big heart. What I like about the prequel series is that it portrays a love story where even through the struggle and pain, both are committed to each other and make it work.


Bridgerton season 1

It's the OG season that started the whole craze! Simon and Daphne are as iconic as Jamie and Claire are now. There's nothing quite like Bridgerton season 1 and the couple that leads it. I mean, the fake dating, the dramatic turn of events of having to wed because they were caught kissing, two love-struck idiots in love with each other and not knowing it, the rocky rift in their marriage, and then finally making up. What better story could we ask for?

The tension and spark between Simon and Daphne is so charged, it was thrilling to watch. And I mean, we certainly needed some fans during some of those intimate scenes. Us Outlander fans are no stranger to those. But there's more to it than that. Even though the two characters are adults, they both needed to grow up and mature from different aspects. It takes some time, but eventually they get there. And it makes their relationship all the better. There's always something special about the first season of a show, and Bridgerton season 1 is no different.

Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story are streaming on Netflix.

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