Here's Why You Need to Watch the Saucy, Steamy 'Bridgerton'

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Get your corset ready and prepare the carriage: Bridgerton is the sauciest (virtual) escape you’ll have all year. 

The hot Netflix show, which dropped on the streaming service on Christmas Day 2020, has taken social media by storm in recent weeks and we’re here to tell you: the hype is real.

Despite having only eight episodes thus far, Bridgerton transports viewers into the world of a Regency-era England through the lens of the eponymous Bridgerton family. Comprising eight children and their mother, the widowed Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton, the series follows the Bridgerton family attempting to secure a love match for the eldest daughter, Daphne. What ensues upon Daphne’s entree into the social scene can be summed up with the words: romance, betrayal, lust, and, of course, love.

What ensues upon Daphne’s entree into the social scene can be summed up with the words: romance, betrayal, lust, and, of course, love.

Here are a few reasons why we think you should — if you haven’t already — prepare some tea and scones and tuck in for a watch:

  1. There’s a Gossip Girl element: Legend Julie Andrews does a narration of sorts throughout the series, speaking in each episode as the faceless Lady Whistledown. Whistledown is an unknown gossip columnist who prints pamphlets for the London social scene, revealing the scandals and secrets of the town on a regular basis. Her identity is unknown, though ultimately revealed to the viewer at the end of the season, and it’s incredibly fun to guess whom she might be as the show goes on.

  2. The dynamic between the Duke of Hastings and Daphne: Daphne, played by Younger star Phoebe Dynevor, and the Duke, a.k.a. Simon, played by Regé-Jean Page, have electric chemistry. Their banter, flirtations, and, ahem, more physical scenes are totally swoon-worthy.

  3. There will likely be more to come: Creator and showrunner Chris Van Dusen told Cosmopolitan UK that he would “love” to make a follow-up season, so you’ll want to be in the know now before that season drops. “Obviously we’re just focused on the first season right now,” he told the publication. "And while that focuses on the eldest Bridgerton daughter Daphne and her love affair with Simon, we know there are eight Bridgerton siblings [and] there are eight Bridgerton books. So in success, I would love to be able to explore love stories and romances for all the Bridgerton brothers and sisters."

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we're whipping up some strawberries and cream for a rewatch.

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