It’s 2021 already and Bridgerton has been on Netflix over a month now. Have you watched? If not, what are you doing here and why are you not watching? The 8 part series is totally binge-worthy and will leave you wanting more! We already have the confirmation for season 2 and, according to Netflix, Bridgerton was streamed in at least 63 million households.
In this first season, we follow Daphne and Simon’s quest for love. The adaptation is pretty good, changing things exactly where they should and enhancing the ever so good source material. Some might disagree and say that key character were changed, their personalities and traits all opposite to what we have in the books. But, overall, we agree that Shondaland delivered a truly regency masterpiece. Lets see our team members thought’s and feelings about Bridgerton, wrote in the course of the last month:
“It’s been almost a week since the debut of Bridgerton on Netflix and I’m still not over the perfection of it all. The cast, the costumes, the scenery’s. There were so many moments that I loved, especially between Simon and Daphne! One of my favorite moments (because I have a lot) is when they first arrive at Clyvedon, they’re having dinner and Simon tells Daphne she’s too far away so she moves closer. The chemistry between Rege and Phoebe was off the charts and I for one don’t think anyone else could’ve played Simon and Daphne as perfectly as they did. I loved the addition of Queen Charlotte as a character, she was iconic! A change I wasn’t too fond of was the relationship between Anthony and Siena, I like thinking that Anthony’s first and only love is Kate. As a whole I truly loved Bridgerton but I would have liked to see the scene we get in the book between Hyacinth and Simon, where Hyacinth asks him to wait for her, it was such a cute moment. All in all it was an amazing adaptation, and I can’t wait for more!’
Kim, Bridgerton Seriess
“I’ve watched the series at least three times and I’m still not over it! I think that they took everything that I wished for and skyrocket it to the moon. I was expecting perfection, but not THAT level of how truly they get the Bridgertons spirit. Even if the writing is not word by word, you see, you hear, you feel them, they are Bridgertons and there’s no denying. I think the costumes are gorgeous and speak for themselves, like the songs and score. The series is so multidimensional that even non-romance fans are loving it. The emotional roller coaster was great too, and I think that each director gave a unique pace to different part of the story. Anthony, Benedict and Colin went through some changes but I think those things only adds to theirs story line. They must have some backstory and I think the way the writers did it shows that they know Julia Quinn’s books pretty well. And the revelation at the end was great too, make everyone want to watch again to catch the easter eggs.”
Manu, Julia Quinn Brasil
“I think my favourite moments of the show were Daphne and Simon’s first and last dances. The sequence of scenes, especially in the first episode, the music, everything was so beautiful that I felt more in love. About the changes, I have and love/ hate relation about the changes involving Colin and specially Anthony. I understand now but at first, I was really angry that he seemed to be in love with Siena, something that we know it never happened in the books, but I started to analyze and it just made sense, and made me feel more excited to see Anthony’s book on screen. A change that I loved and at first I also didn’t knew exactly what to think about was Lady Whistledown’s reveal, but now I’m so excited to see how they will develop her during the seasons. It was much better than wait too long and give the chance to the people who not read the books to find out and of course, it would be easier than ever to find it on internet.
And I the scenes I’ve missed the most were the one Simon gives flowers to Daphne and Violet. I absolutely love Violet’s reaction and the scene in general. The suitors in the room and Violet trying to make them leave the house for Daphne and Simon and that’s also the moment they tell Anthony about the deal. And the boat trip, with Hyacinth asking Simon to wait for her and Gregory throwing Anthony and Simon in Tames. Another thing that wasn’t exactly a scene specifically, were the funny moments we have in the books between the siblings. In general the show was incredible and sometimes I still can’t believe it really happened, so excited to see more, and hopefully we will.”
Gabi, Bridgerton Stans
When I started watching the series on the morning of December 25th I just couldn’t believe my eyes, finally I could watch how the crew and cast brought my favorite books to life, finally I could talk about it with my friends who hadn’t read the books. It was so beautiful, the dresses, the lines, the music. I couldn’t stop smiling, I loved how Eloise had her whole story of her own, she was definitely my favorite character, she couldn’t be played by a better actor than Claudia Jessie! My favorite scene was definitely the gallery scene with the first touch! Their love was born from that touch, it was just so beautiful! Played so well by Phoebe and Rege! I hope there will be more of those deep scenes next season! Everyone who worked on this wonderful series has done so well! I really want to thank them for putting so much work into this and for making every Bridgerton reader’s dream of a series come true!
Merel, Bridgerton Fanpage
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