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Piers Morgan brands Bridgerton ‘unwatchable’ and weaker version of Downton Abbey

Piers Morgan wasn’t one of the 63 million people binge-watching Bridgerton over Christmas as he’s branded the series completely ‘unwatchable’. 

The Good Morning Britain presenter admitted he tried to watch a few episodes of the hit Netflix period drama recently but struggled to get into it.

He told Susanna Reid on Tuesday’s GMB: ‘I tried to watch it, couldn’t watch it. Massively overrated. Watched it with Celia, got about 32 minutes into it, unwatchable. I can’t watch any of that period stuff anyway.

‘Apart from Downton Abbey, which I loved. This is like Downton Abbey-lite, it’s not as good. Someone’s gotta say it, I keep reading about these phenomenons. People keep saying, “Oh my God, this Bridgerton is amazing”, it’s not amazing.’

Susanna, who praised Bridgerton’s diversity and colourblind casting, called out Piers for also not liking the Star Wars and Harry Potter franchises but he insisted: ‘I’m right.’

Naturally, viewers couldn’t wrap their heads around Piers’ review of Bridgerton with one reacting: ‘Piers you’re correct about Star Wars and Harry Potter but so wrong about Bridgerton.’

Defending the series, another stated: ‘Sorry Piers you are WRONG. Bridgerton is wonderful. I did find the first 20 minutes slow, but then the story kicked in. Absolutely beautiful.’

Actor Jonny Bailey, who played Anthony Bridgerton, recently praised the show’s modern spin on the classic period drama.

He told ‘It was fascinating to film because it’s a real culture collaboration of an Americanisms and British sensibility. I feel like Brits have a kind of onus on period dramas, we’re very proud of our Jane Austin’s and so on.

‘But this was a different approach. We were going into it knowing that Shondaland are the best, kindest, most aggressive storytellers in terms of holding a mirror up to society as it is today.’

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

Bridgerton is available to watch on Netflix. 


Credit: Original article published here.

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