Should I Watch: Bridgerton?


Should I Watch Bridgerton?

Maybe. Believe it or not, Bridgerton was watched by 82 million households within its first month of release. Despite its overwhelming popularity, this period drama brings with it some narrative problems, hidden behind absolutely gorgeous costume design.

This isn’t a conventional period drama though, instead blending elements of Gossip Girl and Downtown Abbey together across a story that takes place in a re-imagined 1800’s England. This feels more like a pantomime than an outright depiction of England during that time. If you can go in with that mindset, you’re sure to have a good time. If not, it may be best to skip this one.

How Long Is This Show?

Bridgerton is a single-season show with 8 episodes. Each of these are an hour long, with the finale clocking in at 72 minutes. At the time of writing, Bridgerton has been renewed for season 2.

What Is Bridgerton Actually About?

Set in 1800’s England, Queen Charlotte is on the throne and society is predominantly divided between two upper-class families – the Featheringtons and the Bridgertons.

The centerpiece for this tale is Daphne Bridgerton who gains the Queen’s favour during the upcoming season of societal balls and wedding proposals. Everything seems to be going peachy until two wildcards arrive on the scene for the season ahead.

Lady Featherington’s niece Marina Thompson rocks up to stay but holds a dark secret that threatens to destroy their family’s credibility. On the other side of the fence is the Duke Of Hastings Simon Basset who remains determined to stay a bachelor for as long as possible.

Predictably, Daphne and Simon immediately hit it off but decide to fake their relationship as a way of making Daphne more desirable to other bachelors. After all, the heart wants what it can’t have, right? Will it work? Will Daphne find true love or will she and Simon realize they may be staring at true love all this time?

What Language Is This In?

Bridgerton is shot and filmed in English.

Where Can I Watch Bridgerton ?

Bridgerton is available to watch in its entirety on Netflix worldwide, with all episodes released in one go.

Is There A Trailer For This?

Absolutely, you can check it out here:


What Do I Need To Know Before Watching Bridgerton?

Bridgerton is the latest in a string of exclusive Shonda Rhimes’ content for the platform. The series is an adaptation of the Julia Quinn book series, the first of which aptly titled Daphne & Simon. While you don’t need to read the books before the series, it does help to give more context over what’s happening.

There are also numerous love making scenes too, so those expecting a more conventional period drama may be put off by this.

What’s The Age Rating?

The age rating for Bridgerton is a 15. There are numerous love making scenes, several instances of light nudity along with drinking and thin slivers of violence.

Who Are The Main Stars?

Phoebe Dynevor plays Daphne while her counterpart is dashing Regé-Jean Page, who plays Simon. Alongside the pair are a whole host of diverse characters, including Julie Andrews lending her voice to the mysterious Lady Whistledown and Adjoa Andoh commanding every scene she stars in as Lady Danbury. You can check the full list out HERE

What Other Shows Are Like Bridgerton?

You can check out our ’10 TV Shows Like Bridgerton’ post by clicking these words.

Our Thoughts:

Our full season review for Bridgerton is currently live. You can check it out HERE

Alternatively, we also have recaps up for every episode, which you can check out HERE

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