Here is a review of Bridgerton, complete with the cast and the plot for both seasons.
Bridgerton is one of the most-watched Netflix series and falls into the category of the Top 10 on the entertainment platform.
Bridgerton takes complete creative liberty over the making of Regency-era dramas. Here is a list of all the cast and crew that have made this drama into a well-liked series. Read this review of the Bridgerton series to find how the characters made it into a success.
- Rege-Jean Page as Simon Basset, The Duke
- Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton
- Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton
- Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury
- Ruth Gimmel as Lady Violet Bridgerton
- Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte
- Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson
- Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton
- Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton
- Nicole Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
- Simone Ashley as Kathani Sharma
- Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma
A fantasy lived by incredibly talented actors, camouflaging into a centuries-old era. Falling into the genre of period romance, Bridgerton is based on a novel by Julia Quinn. Thus it is set in London in the year 1813 and revolves around the social gathering of ‘seasons’ – the quest for finding appropriate and socially acceptable matches to marry.
The ‘season’, as the tradition is called, runs in a series of segments. Moreover, the first season of Bridgerton starts off with Daphne Bridgerton along with several other eligible ladies presenting themselves before the queen. From among some 200 young ladies, the Queen declares Daphne the ‘Diamond of the Season’. Thus, she is now the talk of the ton.
However, her success in the marriage mart is short-lived as an ineligible divorcé makes it a mission to court her.
Season 1 is all about finding love, however, with an acceptable match. Nevertheless, Daphne as the epitome of beauty and the perfect wife of the era sets another trend. She refuses to marry a prince, and instead, marries the Duke for love.
The character of Ms. Thompson perfectly depicts that of an outsider. She is trapped in unacceptable social situations, however, tries her best to better her circumstances.
Season 2, however, comes with an unexpected turn of events. The exotic and culturally varying family, the Sharmas, are now the center of attention. Even more so when the younger sister, Edwina Sharma, is the ‘Diamond of the Season’. While Edwina keeps an eye out for an eligible husband, she falls in love with Viscount Bridgerton. However completely unaware of the budding romance between him and her elder sister.
This romantic drama portrays characters in an amazing depiction of the then societal concepts. There is Eloise, who tries harder every day to break the leash and set free. Moreover, Penelope hides behind her writing to take her own unique place in the otherwise plain societal setting. Furthermore, Anthony tries to succumb to tradition and marry for rank while Kate does the same.
Stolen glances, forbidden affairs, steamy romance – all hidden from society but visible only to the eye of Lady Whistledown.
The many concepts and traditional aspects of this romantic drama are on point. However, only the keenest of eyes would catch the stark differences within the Indian family. Coming from Bombay, calling their father with a Tamil reference, talk in Marathi, and refer to Edwina in Bengali. All of these are quite peculiar depictions of a South-Asian/Indian definition.
Many of the social problems in this drama still do exist. From the unacceptance of a child not at par with social demands to finding love but a wealthy one.
The series, despite many negative reviews across entertainment platforms, has gained fame over time. We hope that this review of Bridgerton was helpful.