With Bridgerton‘s first season out, the staff at Fangirlish sat down in a roundtable to discuss our thoughts and feels about the show vs the ‘The Duke and I’, but also speculate on season two. What did you think? Is the book better or did the show outshine it? Leave a comment and join our discussion!
Here we go!
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate Bridgerton? Did the show live up to your expectations? What was your favorite moment?
Lizzie: I’ll give it a solid 9, maybe even a 9.5. I didn’t love the Marina storyline, wasn’t always happy with the Siena one (but that was more me just not wanting to see Anthony with someone else), and for a show with so many Easter eggs I would have liked to see a few more things, but overall I understood the changes they made, and appreciated them. In fact, I think some of them were for the better, especially in regards to the main romance of this season. And I think they absolutely nailed, well, the Bridgertons, which is what they had to nail. So yes, the show lived up to my expectations, which were high.
My favorite moment was the scene in the rain, in episode 8. Top notch romance novel moment, perfectly acted, perfectly shot. Just the right amount of feelings. Daphne got to be herself, truly herself, and when she gives that little speech and tells him she loves him, “every scar, every flaw, every imperfection.” Swoon. So rarely do women get to be the ones making these speeches, EVEN in romance, so I was absolutely delighted to see it.
Julie: I would give it probably an 8, I loved the series, but there are a few things that I wish I could have seen, such as Colin eating so much and the Smythe-Smith musicale. I also didn’t like the whole Marina storyline.
Jacqueline: I would give it a 9.5! I thoroughly enjoyed the show and it actually changed some of the things I had issues with in the book. I liked the new characters overall but like Julie, I was not a big Marina fan. So the show definitely lived up to my expectations. My favourite moment was Eloise’s concern about not knowing how babies were made so she could avoid it! And of course, I LOVED the broad declarations of love by Simon and Daphne.
McKenzie: I would give it a 9! I can’t say I had a lot of expectations, outside of the trailer, because I have never read the books. This is both good and bad. I don’t have the background knowledge and the insight to look for certain things, but I also don’t have the disappointment if they did make a change from the book. Overall, it more than met what I was expecting. I thoroughly enjoyed Bridgerton. My favorite moments are all the little moments with Pen and Eloise. They are such treasures and hilarious.
Jasmine: I’m with you ladies, I also give it a 9. I have never read the books but, I think this show was very good. I didn’t particularly care for the Marina storyline either, it annoyed me from the very beginning and just kept annoying me as the show progressed. My favorite moment was actually Daphne and Simon’s final love making scene. I loved it because they were both fully engaged in the moment and there was no deception. There was such vulnerability in that scene because both Daphne and Simon finally knew each other and the emotions were so palpable especially from Simon. It was written all over his face. Once he let his walls down and truly let Daphne in and realized she accepted him for everything he was, he just let himself go and it was a beautiful scene to watch.
I have two more favorites. First, I have to say I enjoyed the bonding moment between Eloise and Benedict. It reminded me of when I have chats with my brothers. She got to just open up and let him know what it actually meant to be a woman in their world. When she told him he could do anything in the world so easily because he was a man, I felt that in my soul.
Lastly, I loved Simon talking to Daphne about touching herself. The way he spoke in that scene was a “is it hot in here” moment! For me and it was done in such a cheeky way, especially when he paused and said “come” to indicate they should continue their promenade. Talk about a double entendre!
I lied, I have another favorite thing. Technically it’s not really a moment but, I have to mention how much I loved the music and what they did by using modern day songs and making them sound like classic songs played on the violin. It was so fun to guess what song was playing. It reminded me of Westworld doing this.
Jade: I’d have to give it a 9. It isn’t a perfect show, to be sure. There are plotlines I was more interested in and plotlines I was less invested in (sorry, Marina). There were things I wish they’d included – like Simon bringing Violet flowers. Yeah, it’s a tiny, tiny thing, but it was a beautiful moment to show how Violet is more than even her children think, while also showing a level of consideration on Simon’s behalf that added depth to the character. (I will die on this hill.) But it was also a show I thoroughly enjoyed during a year that enjoyment – including on television – was hard to come by. As far as favorite moment, the moment in the art gallery had such chemistry, it’s a hard one to forget. But on a technical level, I really enjoyed watching the hints they dropped (while not being obvious about it) for both Whistledown’s identity and the Easter eggs for future Bridgerton sibling stories.
Raquel: I’d give it a 9 – because I rarely give a 10. By not reading the books, I didn’t exactly have any expectations for the show. I saw some photos on Twitter and immediately thought “I’m going to love this, I have to cover or write something about this show!” So the show won me over at first glance, which I guess says something of what I expected … And the series far surpassed it all!
That is, I was expecting a period drama, perhaps similar to Outlander but I saw something different, a show that is not afraid to go further and show us diversity and the true power of women in a world that does not give them any power … and the struggle in various ways to change that, plus a beautiful love story, along with fascinating characters and stories. A show where each character takes steps to develop and find themselves.
I have two favorite scenes: one is the scene in which Simon and Daphne are contemplating the painting, as I mentioned in their ABC, this moment is special because both, without words, tell each other everything they feel for each other through a touch. Everything they want, what they love, what they long for … but think they can’t have, each for a different reason.
My other favorite moment is the rain scene. I love that scene because Daphne is just being herself, with everything she had prepared for the dance ruined, with her facade to the world ruined, and just feeling and opening up to Simon with an open heart and making him understand that she loves him completely, even the darkest parts of him, making him feel such unconditional love in his own bones.
Do you think they developed the story well for people who had not read the book? Did the story hook you, even if you knew what was going to happen?
Lizzie: I think this is one of the things they excelled at – making this interesting for people with no book background. Surprisingly, I also think they managed to give book readers a ton of teases that only they would get, which is very much appreciated. And overall, they could have changed things that would have really upset me, and even though I didn’t love some of the changes, I think they stayed away from anything that would have made me grab a pitchfork.
Julie: I’ve read all the books multiple times, but the show still managed to surprise me. I had no idea if they were going to focus on one or all the books in the first season or if Simon and Daphne were going to get their HEA or if it would leave us hanging. Also going in, I had no idea if the new characters such as Marina and Siena were going to replace any book characters like Kate or Sophie.
Jacqueline: The story definitely hooked me despite have read the books multiple times. I had no idea how the adaptation would interpret the book, I was very pleased. I actually watched the show with someone who had not read the books and they thoroughly enjoyed as well. So there is no need to read the books to understand the show.
McKenzie: Never having read the books I can definitely say they succeeded. I was hooked into the series from the first time I saw the trailer. That background music entranced me along with the storyline. There weren’t any moments that I was confused where I felt I would need to go look something up in the books to understand what was going on. That is something not every book to television/movie adaptation succeeds at. It did make me want to go read the rest of the series so I don’t have to wait for the rest of the story.
Jasmine: Like I said, I have never read the books but this show hooked me immediately! I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next. There was nothing that confused me or made me feel as though I should have read the books beforehand.
Jade: It’s a little hard for me to know how someone who read the books would interpret them as I watched. From a place of knowledge, it’s hard to interpret how something would be received without that knowledge. Every time I saw a bee, I was like, “OOH! OOOOOOH!” But I intentionally didn’t re-read the book for a while before I went into the series, and so it was lovely seeing things I’d completely forgotten or was just fuzzy on play out. I also liked Daphne better in the show than I did in the book, so it hooked me more than I expected.
Raquel: I think they developed the story perfectly. I didn’t read the books but, even so, I had no problems following the continuity of the story and placing myself in it. That is, at the beginning, after the first episode, my mind was confused with so many names and so many similar brothers (great achievement of casting, by the way) but, once I watched episode 2, I already started to place myself into the story and there was nothing that I had to talk to my partners who read the books to know what was happening.
And the show completely hooked me! I had no idea what was going to happen but it didn’t matter because I just couldn’t stop watching episode after episode.
There are quite a few changes from the book, especially the last part, do you think they keep the spirit of the book? Were the changes for the better or for the worse?
Lizzie: I think they did, they kept the spirit …or, shall we say, the heart of the books, intact. And really, I think that’s all you can ask of an adaptation, because some things don’t translate and some things shouldn’t translate.
As for the changes, I think some have long-term ramifications which we can’t really judge right now, but overall I think they made sense. My least favorite, as mentioned before, was the Marina one, but I think this might just be me reacting to people’s reactions? It was more of a “Let’s give Colin something to do” storyline vs. Siena which was about setting the stage for Kate, so it felt less necessary, but overall I’m still mostly satisfied? Maybe I just want to believe Penelope will win all those people over, sooner rather than later.
Then there’s that controversial scene, which they changed, maybe should have dropped, but at least they changed? We have another roundtable coming up about that, so I don’t want to just take over this one talking about it, but I’m glad they didn’t keep that 100% like the books, if anything.
Julie: I think they did their best to keep the spirit of the books while trying to focus on the first one and still give us enough of the other characters so we will come back for more. I think that the Marina plotline did make it a little worse because a lot of people on the Internet are seeing Penelope as a villain for outing her pregnancy.
Jacqueline: I think they kept with the spirit of the book overall. I didn’t love the change at the end of the show. I understand why it was done but I was quite surprised and wish they had waited.
McKenzie: I can’t say that I can really contribute a whole lot to this question as I haven’t read the series. However, I will say that I had Pen pegged as Lady Whitsledown within the first episode.
Jasmine: Because I haven’t read the books I can’t really say. I only know what I have read from other people which was mostly complaining about the change in race of the characters which quite frankly, I don’t give a shit about. If the actors are doing the characters from the book justice, I don’t care what race they are. Also, if you’re familiar with Shonda Rhimes then you should already know diversity is her thing and I for one love that.
Jade: I definitely think they kept to the spirit of the book. I also enjoyed parts of the show more than I did the novels. (Yes, the Bridgerton brothers were varying degrees of idiot in either book, but I liked them – and particularly Anthony – better in the show than I liked them threatening to shoot Simon without having a single clue what was going on in his marriage to Daphne in the novel.)
And, look, as for the Pen thing…I get why people don’t like what she did and the fact they deviated from the novel to do it, but it’s not like she didn’t try a whole host of other things first. Also, isn’t that really the moral quandary with Lady Whistledown’s entire existence? She’s running a gossip column, and a lot of the time, that’s all fun and games. Except when it’s not. Except for the fact that what she writes can have real world consequences, even when it seems lighthearted. (Is there a chance her writing about Daphne’s lack of popularity helped contribute to it?) So, really, that whole plot point just helped highlight the conflict that exists for a character that those who hadn’t read the books didn’t know the identity of for most of the series. (Also…I find it hard to hold more blame for the character telling people a truth they certainly needed to know than for the character knowingly engaging in a deception and not really feeling terribly bad about its consequences on someone else. I sympathized with Marina’s situation, but I’m not about to hate Pen for telling the truth.)
Raquel: From what I know, I think they keep the spirit of the book but the changes are for the better. As an example we have that controversial scene … in the book it is much worse and in the show they softened it in a way that, although controversial, was different. Also, I think that in the book Daphne’s brothers and sisters are not given too much importance, however, in the show they have changed that and we have seen several family scenes, brothers with their own story like Benedict, Anthony or Eloise, with a great development and we have even seen very cute scenes with the little ones.
In fact, I think it was necessary to see Anthony and Siena (although it was horrible) to build his character and prepare him for his own story, and even the whole thing with Marina, I think the change was for the better, since it was more interesting that she was not a member of Bridgerton family and everything that happened with Colin made him learn a valuable lesson, as well as allowed us to see more about Penelope (by the way, I totally support her for telling the truth, she loves Colin but, even though she only loved him as a friend, she had to make him find out because she cares about him.)
What change did you like the most and which one the least?
Lizzie: I loved the development of the Bridgerton siblings the most. The books don’t really give us as much, and especially for some siblings, like Benedict, it feels like we get nothing till their book. Thankfully, the series gave them some time and love, and that made it easier to invest in what comes next.
As for what I liked the least – I think the way of changing it from the book left the ending a bit rushed. I know we got to see Daphne and Simon have a kid, but I just wanted a little more of their happy romance. Maybe I’m greedy.
Julie: I loved that we got to see more of the other Bridgerton personalities earlier in the series. My love of Eloise and Benedict has grown more now that I have seen this. The change I liked the least was the early reveal of Lady Whistledown’s identity. I don’t know why they made that choice because they could have dragged out that mystery for a couple more seasons.
Jacqueline: I like how they changed that scene with Simon and Daphne. It still got the point across without actually showing what happened in the book. And I’m back to the end, I didn’t like the decision to show/tell what they did so early in the series.
McKenzie Again, I don’t have much to contribute, but looking along with others opinions I do have to agree. The Bridgerton’s personalities were an essential part to me loving the series so much, especially their interactions. I liked that we apparently got to see a different Daphne that doesn’t rape her husband. That is a big no no for me and I HATE when regency era/historical dramas shows go that route (I couldn’t watch Poldark for this reason).
Jasmine: Though I haven’t read the books, I’m inclined to agree with Lizzie, the ending did feel somewhat rushed. I would have definitely liked to see more of Simon and Daphne’s happy romance since a majority of the series was spent with them distancing themselves from each other after Daphne found out Simon’s secret. Also, after reading Lyra’s piece on the marital rape scene that occurs in the book between Daphne and Simon, I’m glad that was reworked. What Shonda did with that scene worked so much better.
Jade: Oh, I loved that you got a deeper exploration of the other family members, as well. I would have looked forward to some of their stories anyway, but seeing the depth they had in the series just made me anticipate their seasons all the more. As for things I didn’t like? I know her existence will be important in a future season, but I could have done without the heavy focus on Marina’s deception plot. Although I guess it did show a counterpoint to Daphne’s own story and provided insight into the future ostracization she would face if Simon didn’t marry her after she was “ruined” in the garden. The two of them hadn’t come close to making a baby at that point, but the social ruin for a simple kiss would have been the same.
Raquel: I was delighted that we found out the identity of our Lady so soon. In addition, I liked the change about Marina, I think it gives much more play to the story as it happens in the show and gave us the opportunity to explore not only the character of Marina, but also Colin and Penelope. And, of course, I liked a change in the controversial scene from what happened in the book.
The change that I liked the least was that of Anthony and Siena because, although I consider it necessary, I hated them together, I could not bear them so it falls into the category of a change that I did not like … because it hurt my eyes. However, I agree with my partners about the ending, I also would have liked to see more happy moments between the couple, especially since we saw a lot of their separation, our heart bled and we needed to heal it for a longer time.
What did you think of the characters? How did you feel about them? Does it coincide with how the book made you feel?
Lizzie: I liked all the characters I was meant to like, didn’t dislike anyone I liked in the books, and I thought the casting was spot on across the board, so in this regard, in particular, I have nothing to complain about. Like Julie, I wouldn’t have minded a little more backstory on Anthony, but if they pay off some things in season 2, I won’t speak about this again. Or, at least, not much.
Plus, I liked Daphne a lot more in this than I did in the book! Always a good thing when it comes to your heroine.
Julie: Look, Penelope was my favorite before, and she’s still my top character. Her casting was perfect and I loved everything about her in the show. I fell more in love with Benedict and Eloise in this season. They were perfect. I think they could have done a few more scenes to give Anthony some backstory because he comes across as a jerk for most of the season. Lady Danbury is even better than in the books and I loved her so much.
Jacqueline: I STILL love Penelope and Eloise. I adore Lady Danbury in both the book and show. I find myself liking Benedict more and Anthony less in the show – but I’m sure my love for Anthony will return with abundance in the next season. The Viscount Who Loved Me is my favourite Bridgerton book and one of my favourite romances of all time. I also liked Daphne far more in the show than in the book and Simon was WAY HOTTER then I pictured him when I read the book – this is not a complaint.
McKenzie: I came into Bridgerton with no knowledge on the characters. The only thing that I really knew was how hot they all are. Have you seen Simon?? I adored Violet, Daphne and Lady Danbury. The Queen Charlotte entertained. However, the characters I loved most were Pen and Eloise. I saw a lot of myself in Pen and Eloise is hilarious and admire her desire to go against the establishment.
Jasmine: As a person coming into this show with no knowledge of the books, I have quite a few favorites. I loved Simon of course even though he did piss me off at times. Daphne was a delightful spitfire and I loved her back and forth with Simon in their early days. Eloise was definitely a favorite because she was not down to settle and she knows what she wants in life and is not afraid to speak her mind.
I also have to give a shout out to Lady Danbury because I just love that woman. She took care of Simon as if he were her own child. She helped him get over his stutter and she taught him how to be confident. I love that she’s one of the main people who can talk some sense into him and she doesn’t let him get away with anything.
Jade: I adored everyone in the series that I adored in the books. If anything, I loved them even more. And I actually enjoyed Daphne more than I liked Daphne in the book. So hers was a marked improvement. I honestly can’t say at this point whose story I’m looking forward to seeing play out the most in future seasons. I just want them all. Right now.
Raquel: I liked and understood all the characters who were designed to be liked, and I hated or did not like (although in the end, at some point, I understood them) those who were designed for that. There were characters like that, you know … I’m sure you can think of a few, Siena and Marina come to mind, they were made so that they wouldn’t like them and that’s what I felt, I didn’t like them at all, although at the end I finally understood their way of thinking and doing things … I wanted them well away from my Bridgertons.
Then there were other characters like Anthony, who at first I couldn’t stand and then he started to win my heart because he listened and learned, instead of diving headlong into the abyss. And other characters that I loved but I wanted to kill at some point in history like Simon or Colin, and then there is Penelope who I loved above all things.
Could this be the first adaptation that improves the book? Why?
Lizzie: I mean, I liked Daphne more. And Simon too. And there’s a lot more of all the siblings, which I really appreciated. So maybe, not in general, but in regards to this book in particular, the show improved on the book. That being said, “The Duke and I” is still my least favorite Bridgerton book, so I don’t feel like that was such a tall order, to be honest. The real question is what they do with the books I do love.
Julie: I wouldn’t say it improves the book (except maybe for THAT scene in episode 6), but it may be one of the first adaptations that doesn’t make fans run in the other direction. They definitely benefited from it being a series rather than a 2-hour movie.
Jacqueline: I don’t know that it improved the book. I like both for different reasons. I really liked getting to know the other characters better. I enjoyed this series very much, it will be interesting to see what it does in Season 2. There has to be a Season 2, I declare it so 😉
McKenzie: I will revisit this question after I read the first book, but I need a second season so they are doing something right.
Jasmine: I have to read the books so I can’t answer this one yet.
Jade: I enjoyed the first season of Bridgerton more than I enjoyed the novel. And it also made me incredibly eager to see the other Bridgerton siblings’ love stories play out in a way that I wasn’t necessarily eager to see when all I’d read was “The Duke and I” and I didn’t really have much insight into the other siblings’ characterization. So I certainly think that’s possible.
Raquel: I think this adaptation improves the book in everything. I think it softened scenes that shouldn’t have existed in the book and made the story more dynamic, more interesting and even better developed, since you feel how all the characters take steps towards their own story and mature a bit, although not completely, they begin their journey and the viewer with them. So my answer to the question is, hell yeah!
Taking Bridgerton‘s adaptation into account, what do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of having or not having read the book?
Lizzie: I will always advocate for reading the books. Of course, if you hadn’t read them you were probably not anxious about possible changes, which hey, I can see the benefits from that, lol. But book readers got so many tiny hints, so much to dissect and speculate on, and I don’t think anything can beat that.
Julie: I think those of us who read the books were more anxious for the stories of the other characters. Those who had not read them came into it without any preconceived notions of how the story should go.
Jacqueline: Of course the biggest advantage to not having read the book as you don’t know what is “supposed to” happen. That being said the new characters in the show made those of us who read the book not know what was going to happen either. It was thrilling seeing the characters I love come to life on screen as a reader – were they all casted perfectly to how I pictured them? No. But that would be impossible. Overall, I think those who read or did not read the book would enjoy the show.
McKenzie: The biggest advantage to not reading the book before watching an adaptation is that you don’t have a lot of expectations going in. You will solely judge your experience based on what you will be watching. You don’t have any nerves if they will stick to a storyline, stay true to a character or take you away from what’s expected. The disadvantage is you don’t have any knowledge of what you could be missing. Take the Harry Potter series for example, the books are vastly different from the movies. There are missing moments, things aren’t explained fully and characters that are important to the plot or the background don’t make an appearance. I will always advocate to read a book before watching an adaptation if you have the chance.
Jasmine: I agree with you McKenzie, there are definitely pros and cons to not reading a book prior to viewing its adaptation. I went into this with no expectations because I haven’t read the books. Because of that I just watched it without dissecting it and thinking in my head “this is what comes next.” The con to this is definitely missing out on the Easter eggs only readers would catch. I love things like that when I watch adaptations and apparently from what Lizzie says, there were quite a few.
Jade: I can see pros and cons of both. For someone who’s read the books, it can be a richer experience. Lizzie and I spent a lot of time discussing the Easter eggs we’d identified for other Bridgerton siblings’ stories – and looking for ones we’d missed. But for someone who hasn’t read the book, there’s some beauty in being introduced to a story for the first time and having the surprise in how it all plays out. I always have a little envy for people who are viewing or reading my favorite stories for the first time, because I wish I could re-experience that wonder of exploring something unknown to me until it becomes something I treasure. So there are advantages either way.
Raquel: I think reading the book gets you started in the story and you hope the show is well adapted, you worry about the changes but you also enjoy seeing characters come to life that until then were only in your imagination.
By not reading the book, as in my case, you enjoy the story for the first time, your mind is more open to all the possibilities it offers, at the way that history develops … but you also miss some things because, in the adaptations, everything is summarized and you can miss some beautiful or even important scenes, in addition to the author’s own point of view, that unique style when telling her/his story.
What hopes do you have for Bridgerton season 2?
Lizzie: Oh, boy. Get ready for this essay. I already talked about this on twitter, but here I go again. I want Anthony backstory, okay? Let’s start there. They need to go harder on his feelings about his dad, and why he feels responsible, as well as his fear of dying young. That is such a big part of his character, and it determines every decision he makes, so they need to focus more on that. Not explain it, per se, it isn’t a common sense thing, but a feelings thing, and viewers will connect if they spend more time on it.
And, then, of course, I want Kate. I want her kindness and her fire, her intelligence and her fears. The whole package. I also want Kate and Anthony’s competitive relationship to remain intact. Oh, and I need Kate to be given true development too, let’s not just focus on Anthony’s issues. She needs to be her own person, and her relationship with her family needs to also be represented accurately. Kate/Edwina moments, please. The Bridgertons are lovely, but they aren’t the only family that loves each other.
But I think, most of all, I’m looking forward to them telling the same version of the friends-to-lovers disguised as enemies-to-lovers trope, but different. Because Kate and Anthony become friends first, and that’s why everything else works. I need the push and pull, and I need Kate to be the one woman who can put him in his place, and I just …need season 2 now. Can I just have it now? Please?
Julie: I’m very much looking forward to Kate showing up and taking Anthony down a few notches. I also hope to finally see the Smythe-Smith musicale and of course for them to finally incorporate the running joke of Colin eating too much. I hope we see Eloise starting to write more letters, and of course some domestic bliss from Daphne and Simon.
Jacqueline: I’m SO SO EXCITED for Kate. She’s one of my favourite heroine’s EVER. Like Julie, I really hope we see the Smythe-Smith musicale. I felt we were teased this season with the musical that turned out not to be that. But I have no doubt I will love Anthony and Kate’s story.
McKenzie: More Lady Whitsledown, Pen and Eloise and apparently this Kate character that all my friends are raving about. Also, sign me up for more sexy scenes because this show is HOT. I will be devouring this series to see what I have been missing out on. Just give me everything!
Jasmine: Hmmmm, I want to see what happens with Lady Whistledown because finding out that it was Penelope was a huge WTF moment for me. I truly didn’t know how to feel about her after that. I really liked her and was desperately wanting her and Colin to get together and now I’m truly on the fence. It’s scandalous to spread your friends business around and I don’t know what her endgame is. I just don’t see that ending well when Eloise finds out. They’re best friends and she’s going around spreading everyone’s business for the whole world. That doesn’t sit right with me even if some of it was for the benefit of others.
As McKenzie said, I too am now curious about this Kate person since she seems to hold all of your interest ladies. And yeah, I could do with more sexy scenes but I think COVID may change that for us…
Jade: Anthony and Kate and the Pall Mall scene! Maybe a cameo of Benedict’s future love interest – if not the masquerade itself! Colin and Pen and Eloise being amazing! I also think it would be lovely – now that the audience knows who Lady Whistledown is – if the show would explore why Penelope created her to begin with. It goes beyond the fact that it gives her an income she wasn’t otherwise able to earn in her day and age. Why did she decide to start a gossip rag, particularly one that is often (certainly in the novel) less than flattering about herself? I want all of it!
Raquel: I look forward to see the story of Anthony and Kate and I hope to love both of them as much as the entire Bridgerton fandom loves them. The two of them have a lot of fans and I’m really curious to get closer to the story that they love. Anthony was winning my heart in season 1, but I hope he completely wins it in season 2. But above all, I’m looking forward to the fans of this couple seeing their favorite story well adapted on the show and loving them as much as they love them in the book, they deserve that after waiting so long.
I also expect a lot from Penelope. I think it’s really interesting that her identity as our Lady was discovered. What will the dynamics be like when Eloise finds out? Will Eloise help her or berate her for the times she talked about her family? I really want to see the dynamics of both and also to discover a little more about how Penelope became our Lady. And maybe something from Polin? I hope so.