Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. If I sound a bit affected, it is because I want to fit the quiz theme: which Bridgerton character are you? Today you will learn, dear audience, which of the character from the period drama Bridgerton you are the most alike. Let us dive in! And remember, not all of us can be Daphne or Simon.
Bridgerton is an American period drama series streaming on Netflix. It was created by Chris von Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, best known for creating or co-creating such popular shows as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, or How to Get Away with Murder. Bridgerton was based on Julia Quinn’s historical romance novels, set in the Regency England period and following the lives of the Bridgerton family.
The difference between the books and the show is that the series presents an alternative version of history. The creators were inspired by theories about Queen Charlotte’s possible African American roots. In Bridgerton the show the Queen’s heritage is well-established, London is a racially integrated city, and people of color are members of Britain’s high society. This concept was met with skepticism from some critics, while others welcomed it as an innovative idea and a breath of fresh air in current media.
An interesting choice by the makers of Bridgerton was to put modern pop songs disguised as classical music in the soundtrack. For example, the string cover of Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next plays during the first episode of the season. In one of the later episodes, we can hear the cover of Bad Guy by Billie Eilish, this time performed by the Vitamin String Quartet. The decision to subtly sneak contemporary music into the period drama setting was intentional. It was supposed to mirror the show’s original take on history.
The first season of the show follows the story of Daphne, who is the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family and debutante in London’s social season. Daphne’s goal is to get married and become a good wife and mother. She is hoping that, just like her parents years ago, she will be able to find a true love match, not just someone to marry out of the sense of duty. Daphne’s brother Anthony, a deterrent to potential suitors, puts her happiness in jeopardy. The situation changes when she meets the handsome and rebellious Duke of Hastings, one of London’s most eligible bachelors who famously refuses to ever marry. Even though they claim to dislike each other at first, there is an undeniable attraction between the two.
The side plot follows Anthony, the oldest of Bridgerton siblings, struggling between his desires and his duty as the head of the family. Then there is Eloise, the second Bridgerton daughter, who feels dissatisfied with what is expected of her as a young maiden and wants more from life than just settling as a housewife. Other characters include Penelope Featherington, the youngest of the Featherington sisters, a shy but intelligent young lady born in a family that does not understand her.
Of course, perhaps the most compelling character in the first season is Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings. Orphaned by his mother at birth and rejected by his strict father, Simon has no intention of taking a wife or producing an heir. Charming, confident, and humorous on the outside, Simon keeps his true feelings close to his chest, perhaps subconsciously avoiding hurt. Something shifts in the Duke after meeting young and innocent Daphne Bridgerton. Though Simon initially refuses to admit any deeper feelings, it becomes apparent he became enamored with her. The young miss Bridgerton seems to have found the key to the heart of the elusive Duke.
The Bridgerton series first started streaming on Netflix in December 2020. Currently, we are awaiting the second season, which is supposed to come out in late March this year. Unfortunately, we will not be seeing Regé-Jean Page, who played Simon Basset, in it. This news enraged many fans of the handsome actor. There is not much to be done when the show follows an already established storyline. With new characters introduced and new intriguing plots, we are sure the second season will be a delight, even without the Duke’s captivating presence.
Bridgerton became the most-watched Netflix series at the time of its premiere. It proves the show’s popularity that we already have information about the renewal for the third and fourth seasons. Will you be tuning in to watch them? Because we will!
If you ever wondered which Bridgerton character you were the most similar to, wait no further – this quiz will answer the question for you. Are you Daphne, Penelope, or perhaps Eloise? Maybe you are more like Simon or Anthony? Take the quiz now and find out! Do not forget to share the result with your friends.
How many questions are in the quiz?
There are 20 questions in the quiz.
What character can you be?
Daphne Bridgerton, Eloise Bridgerton, Anthony Bridgerton, Simon Basset, Penelope Featherington, Marina Thompson
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