“Stars of the period drama Bridgerton have thanked fans after Netflix announced that the show had become its ‘biggest series ever.’ The streaming giant said 82 million households around the world tuned into the show in its first 28 days online, surpassing the firm’s own projections. The show hit the number one spot in 83 countries, including the US, UK, India, France and Brazil.” (Between this and the Crown, it’s pretty clear that people like to think about monarchies to take their minds off authoritarians. Come to think of it, the Tiger ‘King’ and the ‘Queen’s’ Gambit fit the mold as well.)