“Bridgerton” is flawless, my dear

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Netflix’s newest show “Bridgerton” explores complex themes of romance, betrayal and family traditions.

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Period dramas are known for the flurry of lavish ball gowns, corsets and elaborate waltzes. Such is the case for the newest Netflix original “Bridgerton,” released Dec. 25. Jam-packed with riveting acting and historical scenery, the novel-inspired series “Bridgerton” follows the beautiful young aristocrat Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) as she makes her social debut with the goal of marrying her true love. Eventually she meets Simon, the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), and they come to an agreement to pretend to be in a relationship, but eventually fall in love. 

Aside from the historically accurate costume design, the narration by Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) is arguably one of the best aspects of the show. The little comments Andrews makes as she narrates and exposes the secrets of elite families adds a crucial element to the show that the show would be faulty without. The language and word-choice is nothing short of inspiring, and on par with the level of the show. Even the actor’s accents are captivating. 

Not only is “Bridgerton” full of juicy drama, but the soundtrack by Vitamin String Quartet and other various artists like Billie Eilish or Shawn Mendes is an unparalleled backdrop. With such a modern twist from the camera work and music, “Bridgerton” captures the hearts of viewers as they fall for the Regency-era setting and intense chemistry between Daphne Bridgerton and her love interest, Simon. 

Chances are you’ve never seen a period piece quite like “Bridgerton.” This show explores complex themes such as challenging the female ‘condition,’ raw truth, trauma, judgement, true love and social status that is unlike anything released thus far. The pairing of impeccable character and costume design leaves the only thing to complain about the sheer lack of more episodes.

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