Lately, everyone has been obsessed with a Netflix series called Bridgerton. It is a new period drama series that just made its debut last Christmas. After its premiere, Bridgerton became a global hit and reached 63 million views worldwide within the first four weeks. So the question is, what made 'Bridgerton' so loved by many people?
Based on Bestselling Novels
It is no secret that this show was based on one of the highest-selling novels namely 'The Duke and I'. The writer, Julia Quinn is a 51 years old New York Times bestselling author. She has published more than 30 books including the Bridgerton series. Like any other novel series, Bridgerton novels already have a fanbase, which helps the show rise into stardom.
Even though this period drama takes place in 1813, Bridgerton's taste for music is definitely far from old-fashioned. In the series, several pop songs from artists like Billie Eilish, Shawn Mendes, and the ever so popular Taylor Swift made their cameos. The songs were cleverly translated into a classical version to fit the theme of the series, yet still brings a modern nuance for the viewers' ears.
Regency Fashion with Contemporary Upgrades
Costumes play an important part in any period drama. In Bridgerton, even though the costumes were made to fit the Regency Era, the colors of the dresses were rather modern. Trending colors such as lilac, powder blue, and other pastel colors were used to please the millennials' eyes. The costumes were also made more lavish compared to the original era, and the actors wore different attires in each scene. These costumes will definitely keep boredom out of viewers' reach.
Gossip Girl Vibe
For those who have watched the show, it is obvious that Lady Whistledown has a major Gossip Girl Vibe. She knows all of the ton's secrets and managed to get everyone's attention, all while keeping her identity a secret. She frequently writes about scandals that happen during the London season and her gossip sheets quickly gained power over everyone. Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) also acted as the narrator of the series, just like Kristen Bell in Gossip Girl.