Netflix has dropped its newest drama, Bridgerton, on Christmas Day.
It’s Shonda Rhimes’ first series after leaving ABC. It’s one of the most anticipated series on Netflix that cater to a wide range of audience. This show is based on Julia Quinn’s books but don’t worry because you don’t need to read them to enjoy the series.
The show focuses on the Bridgerton family and the story is publicly documented by Lady Whistledown voiced by Julie Andrews. The Bridgerton family is headed by Lady Bridgeton played by Ruth Gemmell after her husband died. His eldest son is Anthony played by Jonathan Bailey while Daphne played by Phoebe Dynevor is the oldest daughter who’s hoping to attract a man to marry in the show’s first season.
As an overview, each season the queen declares which among the young ladies are eligible to get married and later she waits for them to tie the knot. However, she discovers her prospect were not really as thrilling as she hoped they would be. This is when Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke convinced everybody to pretending that they’re courting.
Here are some reasons why you should include Bridgerton on your watch list this holiday:
It has an amazing background music
The series is packed with orchestral versions of some of the most popular pop songs including those from Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, and Billie Eilish. Vitamin String Quartet and Duomo did the covers while Kris Bowers composed the rest of the songs.
Each book features a different Bridgerton sibling
There’s nothing one-sided about the series because each book will focus on one Bridgerton sibling. In season one for instance, the story of Daphne was the main focus. It all means you have to pay very close attention to each episode and season to avoid missing out on important details which include clues to the identity of the mysterious Lady Whistledown.
It’s by Shonda Rhimes
One can easily tell and feel the Shonda Rhimes influences in the series especially on the modern take of the story with both the queen and duke being Black. There are lots of sexy and lingering glances here and there, too, as well as on the female characters who can only get things done once they’re tied the knot.