With the exception of one truly cringe bit of casting, I was mostly compelled by Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, Shonda Rimes' newest offering on Netflix (but then I did cut my eyeteeth on Mills & Boons). The series loosely portrays the love story between King George III, who may have been schizophrenic, and his wife Queen Charlotte, who was biracial (like Meghan) and the grandmother of Queen Victoria, which means Charlotte is an ancestor of today’s British royal family, whether they like to be reminded of their Black ancestry or not. Shonda Rimes releasing the six-episode miniseries just before coronation day was inspired, really. The actors who played George and Charlotte, newcomers Corey Mylchreest and India Amarteifio, were mesmerizing to watch, their chemistry beautiful and heartbreaking. The costumes and the sets were gorgeous, but the glimpse into psychiatric methods of the time was harrowing. I find I keep thinking about Charlotte and George, these people who breathed centuries ago, and aching for them. It’s a credit, I think, to the young actors. That’s them, above.