Bridgerton and Beyond

I asked my sister Celeste Sage-Tate, and niece Arielle to be my guests today because all three of us love Period Dramas and Bridgerton is our new favorite. Spoiler and trigger alert, we have frank discussions of the sex scenes in Bridgerton This episode might not be for you, but there are plenty of other great episodes of Story~Power on this site for you to enjoy.

I have had the love of reading since 7th grade.  I would spend hours after school just reading and seeing myself in the stories I read. I read many different genres. I do not limit myself. As a Life Coach I have read many books from Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, and Marianne Williamson.

A little about me: My name is Arielle Tate. I enjoy reading, writing, watching British period dramas (among other genres), ballet, and watching Discovery, Travel, and Science channels. 

Arielle is modest and failed to write that she has received dual diplomas for high school and an AA degree General Studies with High Honors from Green River Community College this past Spring. She hopes to attend the University of Washington.

Bridgerton and Beyond

Bridgerton (2020) Chris Van Dusen, Creator, Julie Anne Robinson, Sherree Folkson, Alrick Riley, Directors, Julia Quinn, Novel, Abby McDonald, Joy C. Mitchell, Jess Borwnell, Sarah Dollard, Janet Lin, Screenwriters,

Belle (2013) Amma Asante, Director, Misan Sagay, Screenwriter

North & South Series (2004) Brian Percival, Director, Elizabeth Gaskell, Novel, Sandy Welch, Screenwriter

Barbara Cartland, Novelist (1901 – 2000) One of the best-selling authors of 723 romance novels, relative of Diana, Princess of Wales

The Reader (2008) Stephen Daldry, Bernhard Schlink, Novel, Der Vorleser, David Hare, Screenwriter

Outlander (2014 – ) Ronald D. Moore, Creator, Metin Hüseyin and 21 others, Directors, Diana Gabaldon, Novel series, Diana Gabaldon, Ronald D. Moore, Toni Graphia, Matthew B. Roberts, and 13 other, Screenwriters

Jane Eyre (1943, 1983, 1996, 2006, 2011, See Internet Movie Database for more details) Charlotte Bontë, Novel, (2011) Cary Joji Fukunaga, Director, Moira Buffini, Screenwriter

Downton Abbey (2010 – 2015) Brian Percival, David Evans, Philip John, Andy, Goddard, Catherine Morshead, Minkie Spiro, Brian Kelly, Michael Engler, and 6 more, Directors, Julian Fellows, Creator, Screenwriter, Tina Pepler, Shelagh Stephenson, Screenwriters

Emma ( 1996,1996, 2009, 2020) Diarmuid Lawrence, Director, Andrew Davies, Screenwriter (1996 TV Movie with Kate Beckinsale) Douglas McGrath, Director and Screenwriter (1996 with Gwyneth Paltrow), Jim O’Hanlon, Director, Sandy Welch, Screenwriter (2009) Autumn de Wilde, Director Eleanor Catton, Screenwriter, (2020)

Rebecca (1940, 1997, 2020) Alfred Hitchcock (1940) Director, Daphne Du Maurier, Novel, Robert E. Sherwood, Joan Harrison, Screenwriters, (1997) Jim O’Brien, Director, Arthur Hopcraft, Screenwriter, (2020) Ben Wheatley, Jane Goldman, Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse, Screenwriters

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Mike Newell, Director, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, Novel, Don Roos, Kevin Hood, Thomas Bezucha, Screenwriters

Pride and Prejudice (1940, 1980, 1995, 2003, 2005) Those mentioned, (1940) Robert Z. Leonard, Director, Jane Austen, Novel, Aldous Huxley, Jane Murfin, and 5 others, Screenwriters, (1995 series) Simon Langton, Director, Andrew Davies, Screenwriter

Sylvie’s Love (2020) Eugene Ashe, Director, Eugene Ashe, Screenwriter

A Raisin in the Sun (1959) Play by Lorraine Hansberry, Broadway run from March 11, 1959 – June 25, 1960, Philip Rose, Producer, Lloyd Richards, Director, Nominated for 4 Tony Awards, Movies (1961) Daniel Petrie, Director, Lorraine Hansberry, screenwriter, (2007) Kenny Leon, Director, Paris Qualies, Teleplay (American Playhouse Anthology Series (1980 – 1989) 

Selma (2014) Ava DuVernay, Director, Paul Webb, Screenwriter

Malcolm X (1992) Spike Lee, Director, Alex Haley, Book “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”, Arnold Perl, Screenwriter

The Bishop’s Wife (1947) Henry Koster, Director, Robert Nathan, Novel, Robert E. Sherwood, Leonardo Bercovici, Screenwriters

Inside the Actor’s Studio (1994 – ) 277 episodes, Interview Series, James Lipton, Creator, Jeff Wurtz, Rik Reinholdstsen, Lou Del Prete, Directors

Henry Granville, Artist, Lord Granville, Charles Henry Somerset (1792 – 1848)

Easy Virtue (1927) Silent, Alfred Hitchcock, Director, Noel Coward, Play and Screenwriter, (2008) Stephen Elliott, Director, Stephen Elliott, Sheridan Jobbins, Screenwriters

Sanditon (2019) Olly Blackburn, Lisa Clarke, Charles Sturridge, Directors, Jane Austen, Unfinished Novel, Andrew Davies, Justin Young, Harriet Creelman, Andrea Gibb, Screenwriters

Bones (2005 – 2017) 245 episodes, Ian Toynton and 53 others, Directors, Hart Hanson, Creator, Kathy Reichs, Novel and Screenwriter, Michael Peterson, and 51 other Screenwriters

Grantchester (2014 – ) 39 episodes, Tim Fywell and 11 others, Directors, James Runcie, Novels and Screenwriter, Daisy Coulam, Creator, John Jackson and 7 others, Screenwriters 

Endeavour (2012 – ) 31 episodes, Colm McCarthy and 25 others, Directors, Colin Dexter and Russell Lewis, Screenwriters

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 – 1994) 178 episodes, Gene Roddenberry, Creator, Cliff Bole and 37 others, Directors, Brannon Braga, and 150 others, Screenwriters

Lark Rise to Candleford (2008 – 2011) 40 episodes, Susan Tully and 12 others, Directors, Bill Gallagher, Creator and Screenwriter, plus 6 others 

Casablanca (1942) Michael Curtiz, Julius J. Epstein and 5 others, Screenwriters

Wuthering Heights (1939, 1992, 1998, 2009, 2011) William Wyler, Director (1939), Emily Brontë, Novel, Charles MacArthur, Ben Hecht, Screenwriters

LaVyrle Spencer, Novelist 

The Mandalorian (2019 – ) 24 episodes, Rick Famyuiwa and 8 others, Directors, Jon Favreau, Creator and Screenwriter, George Lucas, Rick Famuyiwa, Dave Filoni, Christopher L. Yost, Screenwriters

Star Wars Movie Franchise, George Lucas, Creator

Dune (1984, 2000, 2021) David Lynch, Director (1984), Frank Herbert, Novel, David Lynch, Screenwriter, (2000) 3 episodes, John Harrison, Director and Screenwriter, (2021) Denis Villeneuve, Director, Jon Spaihits, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth, Screenwriters

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Congnitive Scientist


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Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

2 thoughts on “Bridgerton and Beyond

  1. I have read all the Julia Quinn books. She’s great with the language and customs of this period! I have laughed out loud at her humor, and I have already watched all of Bridgerton’s first season. Enjoy!!


    1. We loved the series. I’ve just finished the second book. They’re fun and have emotional intelligence, as my sister likes to say. I loved the Pall Mall matches. What fun. I hope they keep those in the second season. 😄


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