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Bridgerton: Season 1 (2020)




Critic Consensus: Sumptuous design, soapy drama, and a sterling cast make Bridgerton a delightful treat.


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From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London's competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent's footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne's prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes' mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society's expectations for their future.


Phoebe Dynevor
as Daphne Bridgerton
Rege-Jean Page
as Duke of Hastings
Jonathan Bailey
as Anthony Bridgerton
Luke Newton
as Colin Bridgerton
Claudia Jessie
as Eloise Bridgerton
Nicola Coughlan
as Penelope Featherington
Ruby Barker
as Marina Thompson
Sabrina Bartlett
as Siena Rosso
Ruth Gemmell
as Lady Violet Bridgerton
Adjoa Andoh
as Lady Danbury
Polly Walker
as Lady Portia Featherington
Julie Andrews
as Lady Whistledown
Julie Andrews
as Lady Whistledown
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Critic Reviews for Bridgerton: Season 1

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (41)

However, for all it's finery, there are snags in the bright fabric of the show that I just can't overlook, namely the negative stereotyping of its Black characters and colorism in the casting.

July 26, 2021 | Full Review…

I was not madly in love with the show, but I was endlessly amused by it.

January 4, 2021 | Full Review…

It ultimately just feels hollow - but, unlike me, your mileage may vary.

December 28, 2020 | Full Review…

There are eight episodes of Bridgerton, and they all have endings that are like chapters in a good book: They leave you in a spot where you just want to read one more chapter before you turn off the light for the night.

December 28, 2020 | Full Review…
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Bridgerton is amusing enough and will scratch a certain thirsty itch, but its themes about love, marriage, and class aren't quite as progressive as it would like to think.

December 24, 2020 | Full Review…

This is a handsome, lavish romance that will appeal to a large audience, but it's also painstakingly insubstantial.

December 23, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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