Netflix series Bridgerton takes viewers back to the 19th century


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Bridgerton is based on the famous series of romance novels by Julia Quinn.

Taslima Chapagai, Staff Writer

The Netflix series Bridgerton has taken over screens with its romantic, scandalous drama focusing on the royal families. 

The series is based on the famous series of romance novels by Julia Quinn. The eight-episode first season of the show focuses on Daphne Bridgerton, the main character, learning how important finding a husband is in the 19th century. 

She goes through a process of discovering herself and falling in love with the duke, Simon, who will not marry her. With all of this going on in her life, she also has to be aware of everyone else’s opinion of her. 

Going from different parties to dances to find her perfect match, she has to be careful about what Lady Whistledown, the famous gossip newspaper writer, says about her. Being the oldest daughter and having to marry first also is a lot of pressure. 

Phoebe Dynevor, the actress playing Daphne, does an amazing job of incorporating the innocence that Daphne possesses most of the time. The show also features actors of different races, which provides a broad sense of inclusion. 

While this show is based on the love story that forms between Daphne and Simon, the writers add twists to hook viewers. 

Daphne’s self-discovery, which could be relatable to a lot of girls nowadays, and her love story, which everyone wishes they had, make this show as great as it is. 

Bridgerton takes the viewers on an emotional rollercoaster while showing them a glimpse into the life of the royals.