So, let’s talk about Bridgerton!
I was so afraid to watch this show when it first dropped on Netflix. I’m not usually one for period pieces, where everyone is British, and I can’t understand half of the words they are saying (you know, big words).
BUT, I reluctantly watched it — peer pressure, AMIRITE?!?
OMG!! I am now obsessed. I’m not going to lie. It took me a hot minute to get into it — because of all my false notions that I was going to hate it.
Seriously, I made the mistake of starting it at 11pm. It was after 4am before I even knew what had happened, and I had binge watched 5 episodes. It was THAT good.
You are probably wondering what it’s about. Okay. So it’s set back in the early to mid 1800s. I know. Just stick with me for a minute, here.
There is a group of young ladies — the late Viscount Bridgerton’s daughters and the daughters Featherington to be exact — that are being presented to the Queen as debutantes in order to begin their quest for a worthy suitor.
Young Daphne Bridgerton is the belle of the ball, so to speak, but her older brother seems to be cock blocking all her suitors’ attempts at courting her.
What is she going to do? She was the Queen’s pick as the #1 “flawless” debutante and eligible young lady in this season of courting, but she is quickly becoming the maiden that nobody will get near — thanks to her brother.
The story is partly told through a high society scandal sheet put out by Lady Whistledown — although nobody knows her true identity. She begins to cast doubt on Daphne Bridgerton, and her chances for finding a suitable match — and people start to pay attention.
Can we talk about the music in Bridgerton for a minute? It is simply amazing!! It took me a minute to realize it, but it is actually modern music, set to stringed instruments — it is absolutely fantastic!!
Bridgerton is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes — of Grey’s Anatomy fame — so you KNOW it’s going to be witty, cleaver, and a little downright daring.
Now, this isn’t a show to watch when the kids are in the room. It is full of adulting themes and — eh-hem — sexual situations, so proceed with caution around the children.
You HAVE to let me know what you think!!
See a trailer for the show Bridgerton, below.