By now, we’re sure you already heard everything about Bridgerton either about its main character The Duke of Hastings aka Regé-Jean who is the new internet sweetheart and it’s rumored to be the next James Bond, oh yes!, Can you imagine him being the new 007?; or because it’s the first series Shonda Rhimes created for Netflix in their mega deal, are you familiar with this name? She is the one and only creator of iconic shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.
So, as Bridgerton is the new period drama everyone is talking about, we decided to go deep and let you know if it’s anything a fan of Emily in Paris and Gossip Girl should watch.
But let’s have some background information first, there is a rumor in the internet about Bridgerton being a copy of Gossip Girl, but, guess what we found? This drama is actually inspired by the books of Julia Quinn, The Duke and I, that came out in January 2000, and the first Gossip Girl book was released in April 2002.
So if you’re thinking about comparing both, then we should say Gossip Girl is a “modern Bridgerton”.
“Thank u next” gets a classical spin
Bridgerton is set to be in 1813 in London, so you might be expecting scenes with Vivaldi and Mozart as musical background but you’ll be surprised to listen to all those pop songs you already know, from Ariana’s Grande Thank u next to Taylor’s Swift Wildest dreams, you’ll find yourself listening to the lyrics in your head while enjoying Daphne and Simon fall in love.
Fiction fixes what history couldn’t
If you’re a fan of Shonda Rhimes, having a diverse cast shouldn’t come as a surprise. Let’s start by the portrayal of a black Queen Charlotte, whom historians still debate if she was either white or black. But we do get excited to see dukes and duchess all around in different color skins proudly and most important of all, free. It’s truly an interesting take on history and we love to get a glimpse of it.
The CGI money goes to wigs and costumes
One of the first things you’ll see right away is the questionable CGI, we have to admit that we were expecting more from Netflix, known for its special effects in series like The Witcher or Midnight Sky with George Clooney. But, as we went on to watch all the beautiful dresses the ladies get to wear and the special care for the wigs, especially the Queen’s ones, we finally understood where all the money went.
Lady Dambury and Eloise are fresh air in times of outdated ideas.
We can’t choose between these two ladies, they’re proof that women should always know that marriage is an option and you can feel complete on your own.
Lady Dambury is the perfect example that an older woman can still be full of fire and fun, and most importantly, be fabulously single;
and Eloise, a young girl who is not afraid to speak her mind, and while her sisters are looking for suitable husbands, she was certainly more concerned about widening her knowledge. After you watch this drama, you’ll understand why these two became fans’ favorites right away.
So what’s our final verdict? It’s a similar thought to watching Emily In Paris, you’ll enjoy the love story of Daphne and Simon. There might not be a Golden Globe for an outstanding performance but we can assure you that your weekend will be entertained and fulfilled with this drama period that will get your mind off your problems, plus you’ll learn some English traditions of the time: Like how they realized they were on their periods, how girls knew with whom they’re gonna dance next, or even how many times they will repeat a dress…or not.