Dear readers, we cannot tell you how much the latest Bridgerton trailer has filled us with delight. Sincerely, Ladies (and one Gent) of Fangirlish.
Seriously, though, that trailer only contributed to our anticipation for the Christmas Day premiere of Bridgerton. We’re here for all the lovely drama this preview promised. And not to mention, the hot dukes and viscounts.
Let’s talk about some of our top takeaways from the newest trailer.
Daphne, Front and Center
While the entire Bridgerton family is important, it was nice to see that this trailer had a lot of emphasis on Daphne as a character. We get a little bit of insight into the pressures a debutante in society goes through, and how hard it is to navigate that world.
Besides being absolutely stunning in her gowns, Daphne’s grit and wit really shone through in this trailer. We loved her sparring verbally with Simon, and standing up for herself. “You think just because I’m a woman, I’m incapable of making my own choices?” Tell him, Daphne!
We cannot wait to see more of her!
Romance lovers enjoy a good trope, and the trailer reveals a few of those that are near and dear to our hearts. Clumsily bumping into each other at a ball? Check. Best friend’s little sister? Check. Enemies to lovers? Yes, please.
And let’s not forget the trope to end all tropes – fake relationships. It appears Daphne and Simon are going to pretend to be courting so that others will take more notice of her, and the matchmaking mamas will get off the duke’s back. Will they catch feelings? Based on the unsresolved sexual tension in that trailer, definitely.
Speaking of unresolved sexual tension – we could feel it simmering through the screens during that trailer. First, their banter at dinner turned up the heat. “I’m anything but interested in you.” Girl, please. Everyone knows those are famous last words before your nemesis makes off with your heart.
Then there are the smoldering looks, the heart eyes, the dances, and wait…was that almost a handhold? It’s almost enough to make the strongest of us swoon. And we are living for the scenes where they are clearing enjoying one another’s company. Fake relationships seldom work out as planned.
Eloise and Penelope
We loved that this trailer had more Eloise, because she was a delight. She was a nice contrast to all the women getting ready in their corsets to find a husband, while Eloise was talking about wanting more out of life. We are currently living for Eloise’s reaction faces to everything that is going on.
It was lovely to see Penelope right by her side, listening to her and supporting her. And just like her bestie, Penelope’s reactions to her mother’s societal schemes give us so much joy. These two are honestly friendship goals and we can’t wait to see more of them.
Excuse Us, Sir
Colin is dancing with someone that is not Penelope? How can this be! Polin fans were probably none too pleased to catch a glimpse of their favorite Bridgerton brother getting his flirt on with someone else. Miss Thompson, who is staying with Penelope’s family, and Colin seemed to have formed an attachment. While we sure Marina is lovely, we ship Colin with one woman only – Penelope Featherington.
At least we got to see plenty of glimpses of Penelope as well in this trailer, with her sisters and Eloise. And for those who are craving some time with her and Colin, actress Nicola Coughlan shared a scene with them on her Twitter! Enjoy!
The trailer did highlight some of the downsides of life in the ton (or “town” if you’re being introduced to the world of Bridgerton for the first time.) First, there is the difficulty of breathing while wearing a corset. Then, there is the fact that if Daphne doesn’t receive any marriage offers, she is completely ruined. (We are so glad that times have moved on from that.)
Then there is the utter grossness of a man that was an adult, when Daphne was five, flirting with her. She was right to run in the other direction. Good thing she conveniently bumped into a handsome duke!
One of the best things about the trailer was that we got to see more of the Bridgertons themselves. The family dinner (and Eloise laughing at Simon and Daphne’s argument), looks like it will be an amazing scene.
And while the trailer mostly focused on Daphne and Simon, we got glimpses of other Bridgertons throughout the trailer. Anthony boxing and kissing his opera singer. Benedict at a party. Colin, well…we already talked about Colin.
We loved the scene at the end where the mother said that it was wonderful to have them all together again and Colin says, “Lovely indeed. We should tempt scandal more often.” We hope they do, and that Lady Whistledown is there to write about it!
Bridgerton will premiere on Netflix on Christmas Day, and you can watch the trailer below. What did you think about it? Let us know in the comments!