07 Jan Why You Should Be Watching Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ Now!
Just when I thought I had exhausted every good series left on Netflix, I randomly decided to try “Bridgerton.” Within two days, I had binged the entire season (there are only eight episodes, okay!).
This Netflix series is a lavish and seductive romp into the scandalous lives of English nobility, adapted from Julia Quinn’s book series. Here are 10 reasons that you should stream “Bridgerton” too!
If You Like Gossip Girl
Lady Whistledown, whose identity is unknown has been giving news of the ton, and the tea is piping hot. Just like in “Gossip Girl” gossip is written by an unknown source. Lady Whistledown writes scandal sheets about the Bridgerton family and everyone else in the town during an 1800’s London-ish courting season.
Between the gossip and drama mixed with the “Pride & Prejudice” like courtships, this show does not disappoint.
The Steamy Sex Scenes
When I started this show, I thought it was going to be a normal 1800’s period series, but boy was I wrong! The later episodes provided some of the spiciest sex scenes that I have ever seen. It was great though. The characters are super hot, so I wasn’t mad about it.
Another plus is they put an emphasis on female pleasure, which is something rarely seen on television. The two main characters have sex everywhere! Sex on the stairs, in the rain, on desks, in bed, literally everywhere. The sex montage to Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” has been living in my head rent free since I watched it.
It is So Aesthetically Pleasing
The colors are vivid, and flowers are in full bloom. The Featherington women don bright chartreuses, yellows and oranges with floral appliques. Despite taking place in a feudal economy where rank, title, and gender dictate your life, even the peasants are clean and happy.
The parties are sparkling and even have fireworks shows. Their clothing! It is to die for. The way that the women on the show are all corseted up and bejeweled almost makes me want to give up my athleisure lifestyle.
The Multiracial Cast
The show’s casting diversity is its most immediately striking quality. There are Black aristocratic characters like the queen, the duke, and Lady Danbury, but also in the working-class couple Will, Alice and Madame Delacroix.
All of them are central to the complicated social world that makes up the show’s own highly successful version of early 1800s London.
Simon aka Regé-Jean Page
This show is full of attractive people, but there is one person who really stands out: Regé-Jean Page, who plays Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, and love interest of Daphne Bridgerton. Page told InStyle magazine that he’s all about taking part in projects that show Black joy, especially in historical fiction, which usually only features white people thriving.
He is amazing in real life and on the show. Simon is the sort of bad boy that every woman wants to tame. Not to mention he is extremely handsome. When he is shirtless while boxing! So hot.
Phoebe Dynevor, 25, plays the diamond of the social season, Daphne Bridgerton.
The rising actress, whose mother is soap opera star Sally Dynevor and father is screenwriter and actor Tim Dynevor, is the perfect Daphne. The steamy sex scenes are even better with Phoebe, who does an amazing job at playing a woman who is just beginning to explore her sexuality. Plus, she looks amazing in everything that she wears. She even pulls off these ultra short bangs!
There are eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth.
Yes, their names are in alphabetical order. I love this family because they are so close and loving to each other. Each of the elder Bridgertons has their own storyline. Lady Bridgerton is always sure to teach her children about love.
Nicola Coughlan, the 33-year-old Irish “Bridgerton” star, has made quite a splash about the ton as the sweet Penelope Featherington.
The Featheringtons aren’t the most popular in the town, but Penelope’s friendships with Eloise Bridgerton makes them more likable.
The Female Friendships
Even though “Bridgerton” focuses on relationships, it also places female friendships in high regard. Lady Bridgerton and Lady Danbury conspire to get Simon and Daphne together.
Eloise and Penelope work together to try and discover the identity of Lady Whistledown. The two even make up after a fight, which is something that only real friends tend to do.
It Was Created by Shonda Rhimes
“Bridgerton” is the first project to emerge from Shonda Rhimes’ production company under her new Netflix deal. If you know anything about Shonda Rhimes, you know that she does not miss.
I have binge watched “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How to Get Away With Murder” multiple times. I think that her newest series definitely lives up to Shonda’s previous work.
We’re not sure what’s next for the people of the ton, but whatever it is, we’re sure Lady Whistledown will keep us posted.
What was your favorite part about “Bridgerton”? Drop a comment down below and let us know!
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