Bridgerton Review

Colette Methling, Editor

Every person’s dream romance series surfaced on Netflix on December 25, 2020. Taking place in Regency Era England, Bridgerton is filled with intriguing scandal, spectacular sets, a modern soundtrack, and steamy romance scenes. Reaching 63 million households since its debut and holding the numberone slot on the Top 10 list in 76 countries, Bridgerton holds the hearts of many.

Within this series, many viewers love the fact that they can hear songs that they listen to on the radio such as Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” and Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” except the songs are played by the Vitamin String Quartet. Additionally, Bridgerton pushes historical boundaries by having a far more ethnically diverse cast to play monarchical roles.

It’s safe to say that viewers instantly get hooked on the quest of the Bridgerton family to find their eldest daughter Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) a suitor and make her big debut in good society. As Daphne struggles to attract suitors, viewers are introduced to Simon (Rege-Jean Page), the Duke of Hastings, who can’t stand all the women swooning over him. 

Recognizing a solution to both of their problems, Daphne makes a deal with the duke that they shall pretend to be suiting one another so that men will begin to gain interest in Daphne, and women will leave Simon alone. Despite that the two can’t stand each other at the beginning, they soon embark on a journey of love. 

All whilst this drama is taking place, a character by the name of Lady Whistledown writes and publishes about all the town’s biggest scandals and deepest secrets. Yet, the identity of Lady Whistledown is unknown, and Daphne’s curious younger sister, Eloise (Claudia Jessie), is determined to figure out who she is with the help of her friend, Penelope (Nicola Coughlan). 

As Daphne and Simon fight to find a way past their differences and Eloise avoids entering her position in good society by spending her days hunting for Lady Whistledown’s identity, the audience continues to learn more about each character’s personal struggles. I personally love the plot of this series and would watch it a second time around in a heartbeat. 

“Bridgerton” swooped everyone off their feet in only eight episodes, leaving viewers hungry for more. Luckily, it has been confirmed that there will be a season two of “Bridgerton”. Although there is no official release date as of right now, it’s rumored that the new season may not launch until 2022, but for many fans, it’s well worth the wait.

Sources: https://www.rogerebert.com/streaming/bridgerton-is-a-scintillating-but-somewhat-shallow-regency-fantasy

https://www.insider.com/bridgerton-cool-facts-you-might-not-have-known

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a35099703/bridgerton-season-2-netflix-cast-return-date-spoilers-news/

“Bridgerton” claws its way to the top in the most elegant way possible. Netflix was once lacking a proper, royal flare until “Bridgerton” made its big debut. “I liked the show “Bridgerton” because it showed a lot of the expectations that men and women had back then and comparing it to now, so much has changed,” senior Jessica Lang said.