Who doesn’t enjoy scrolling through a gossip site like Blair and Serena does in “Gossip Girl”? Replace the site with a paper, and you might find yourself back in the 1800s with Netflix’s “Bridgerton”, where gossips are spreading like wildfire through a scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown.
Through her eyes (and her pen), we will follow young girls who make their debut onto the competitive marriage market in the Regency London’s high society. If this doesn’t tease you enough, check out all the things we can anticipate from the Shondaland’s first series on Netflix.
1. A fresh take of period drama
This is not your usual period drama, as creator Chris Van Dusen said that he wanted to create a period show that reimagines the thrilling time of excess, decadence, beauty and glamour known as the Regency era. “The question for us early on was how to make ‘Bridgerton’ feel new and fresh, relatable, topical and timely, and I think our reimagining does just that,” he said.
2. Swooning over the two romantic leads
The story follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she is set to find a husband, hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love.
Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future. Looks like the new will-they-won’t-they pair is born and we’re ready to ship.
3. Lavish costumes and settings
If there’s anything the “Bridgerton” teaser can teach us, is how we are in for stunning costumes and sumptuous settings. Brace yourself for a visual feast, as we are about to step into the Regency London’s high society life, full of glittering balls.
4. Who is Lady Whistledown?
This might be the biggest question to ponder over throughout the series. We know she has eyes and ears everywhere that makes it possible for her to share all the last details of a scandal. But like what she said in the teaser, “you do not know me and never shall”, we might have to keep guessing until she’s finally decided to reveal herself and shocks all of us – much like Gossip Girl/Dan Humphrey revelation.
5. Scandalous love and juicy drama
What’s good of a scandal sheet without some juicy scandals? That means we can expect a whirlwind romance, a secret love affair, or even a harmful lie and deceit. All just sounds too relatable to today’s society and we can’t be more excited for that!
Enjoy the teaser below:
Netflix’s “Bridgerton” will premiere on 25th December 2020.