I love the visuals of the aristocrats in bridgerton! And the inclusion of black aristocrats! I made a painting that falls in that realm https://www.etsy.com/listing/886296552/our-lady-archival-matte-paper-print-10-x?ref=shop_home_feat_1&frs=1
Your painting is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Could Dr.Jackson Avery replace the former Duke of Hastings on the series??
And there are all new covers for the books–think these are the actual actors?
Fun article from Nicola Coughlan about women in TV. I do wonder at the use of the word romance, however, to refer to the friendship between Eloise and Penelope.
I just love all the quotable lines from the show! I thought I’d put this here for any other major fans!
OK. This is totally off color but Kate McKinnon is always on fire.
Phoebe did an excellent portrayal of Daphne’s innocence. She is as cute as can be and even her facial expressions were outstanding. So glad she kept it professional with Mr. Page. He is high risk as far as a relationship, and if he could resist her adorableness, then all the more credit to her. His “live in” certainly isn’t impressive appearance wise. . Phoebe should be as recognized as her costar.
I just finished binge watching the first season. Wow. I am currently in a 27 yr long marriage in which my h has an addiction and he loves me and I love him but my trust has been decimated. As Daphne and Simon’s marriage got worse and worse based on a sincere but proud foolish vow he made, I so so so completely identified with the brokenness and the further and further growing chasm. My heart so identified and mourned with and grieved the loss and pain and fear and need for safety they both felt and had. My feelings could not have been reflected more truly and I will never forget this masterpiece. Sigh.
As a South Asian woman, I’m so excited about this news! I have never ever seen a woman who looks like me in period dramas:) She looks perfect, she has that ‘don’t mess with me look’, which is quintessentially Kate!
I’m excited too!
I’m excited that this means that her family will be South Asian actors/actresses as well – once Kate is cast, that opens up more roles. Of course, it’s going to be a challenge to cast Edwina, because… who is going to be a believable “jewel” compared with this stunning woman? It’s going to be like Bride and Prejudice where Aishwarya Rai was supposed to be less gorgeous than Jaya :)
It’s like you read my mind! I was coming to post exactly what you said above. I immediately thought of Bride and Prejudice as well. How can you find someone more beautiful than Aishwarya?
It makes sense they changed the last name and that the entire family will be South Asian (presumably). IMHO it wouldn’t have sat right if Edwina was a different ethnicity but was touted as the “ beautiful” one. This seems like a better decision.
Yes, it will definitely be like Bride and Prejudice – to be fair, all of the South Asian (British) actresses that I know of are as stunning! Before Simone Ashely was cast, I told my husband that they’ll have a hard job casting someone for Kate, who is believably less beautiful than Edwina because there are so few South Asian British actresses, and they are usually all gorgeous lol. I suppose I felt the same away about the BBC adaptation of Pride Prejudice,I thought Jennifer Ehle outshone the actress playing Jane.
Yes, I thought Jennifer Ehle outshone Susanna Harker as well. It seems very common with P&P. In the Keira Knightly version you could argue that it was equal as both actresses are very beautiful. Same with P&P and Zombies. Both gorgeous women so it’s really a matter of taste.
The actress playing Jaya in B&P was gorgeous but who can outshine Aishwarya? I find myself just looking at her exclusively whenever she is on the screen. She’s one of those actresses I find beautiful and interesting to look at (which doesn’t always happen in combination).
Well at least we can take credit for giving the Bridgerton casting people the idea of looking for a South Asian actress for Kate, Lol. Just kidding of course but it gives me hope they are on the right track for season two.
Might it be that Kate’s family is not South Asian? In the book, Kate’s father is dead and Edwina and her mother are Kate’s half-sister and stepmother. But my hope is that they simplify and make it mother/full sisters and all are South Asian!
Ooh good point Manjari! I completely forgot about that.
Perhaps they will take Regency preferences for delicate, doll-like features and a certain demure way of holding oneself as “more beautiful” than a more commanding countenance and movement pattern? That way, both actresses are gorgeous to our eyes but one is more “regency-attractive” in those ways??
I loved that several ethnic backgrounds were represented. I also wish it was that way in our day to day lives everywhere!
This cracks me up. I am Lady Dabney Frescaton of Tesla. (from https://www.reddit.com/r/BridgertonNetflix/comments/l4n426/fun_gamecreate_your_bridgerton_name/)
Lady Walters Coffeeton of Honda. (I never actually had a middle name, I just use my maiden name since marriage.)
If I went by model I guess it would actually be Lady Walters Coffeeton of CRV, but that doesn’t flow real well!
I did the same thing. With model, my last name would be Y.
I don’t have a car, so I am of nothing. :/
I don’t have a bike either, though I wouldn’t mind riding one for the exercise.
Marian, of course you are something! You are from a long, proud line of Walkers! or perhaps you are from the Marcher branch? :-)
Thanks for the laugh! I guess I’m of the Bus and Subway?
Of legs? ;-)
Heh, for the first time in my life I feel like a Barbie doll. :p
A young person’s show – immature story lines – just different setting. A new genre – historical fantasy? Kinda cool. The clothing was sooo beautiful back then. I can see why young people would like it…something different. A little cliche and not historical but obviously not meant to be. Fun for the kids.
IMHO the only reason this is a “hit” is because people have nothing else to do. The sex added absolutely nothing to this show. In fact it detracted from it’s value. Race is actually an issue not because of the couples, that’s lovely, but because of how minimizing true racial problems are treated. The queen who was a good person IRL was a disgusting human in this show. There are so many things wrong with it I could write a thesis. But hey it’s pretty to look at right? And after all that’s all that seems to matter.