Who doesn’t enjoy scrolling through a gossip site like Blair and Serena does in Gossip Girl? Replace the site with a paper, and you might find yourself back in the 1800s with Netflix’s Bridgerton, where gossips are spreading like wildfire through a scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown.
Through her eyes (and her pen), we will follow young girls who make their debut onto the competitive marriage market in the Regency London’s high society. The story follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she is set to find a husband, hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love.
Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season. 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. Looks like the new will-they-won’t-they pair is born and we’re ready to ship.
Bridgerton is Shondaland’s first series on Netflix. Catch it on 25 December.