★★★ This editor refuses to continue discussing that new “surface hook” of so many series and movies that blackmails us from an ossified political correctness: the ethnic relevance of a cast. If the actor or actress is good and I can believe that this character exists, she is enough. In fact, this Bridgeton spin-off -perhaps despite its intentions- does not fall into that: we know the main character (although now we see his youth as much as in his adulthood) and everything is a combination of romance, soft eroticism and palace intrigues. The basic problem is that everything is mired between production design and soap opera cliché, done with the effectiveness of the well-oiled Hollywood machine. There isn’t much more to it than that, and it works from the fact of visual engagement. But at the same time, it is a “lie” to the supposed attraction of political correctness and also to its detractors.