This Is Why Bridgerton Is So Popular, According To Phoebe Dynevor

And no, it's not the Duke's topless scenes

It doesn’t take an expert to work out that Netflix series Bridgerton is popular right now. Cementing itself as the fifth biggest original Netflix series ever, over 63 million households have streamed the show since it was released on Christmas Day, and it seems set to only continue in popularity.

However, working out why exactly we all are obsessed with it does take an expert. From its stunning costumes, swoon-worthy eye-candy, and gripping storylines, there is little not to love about the series, but main gal Daphne, played by actress Phoebe Dynevor reckons it’s none of the above that is captivating the public’s attention.

Chatting with The Guardian, Phoebe reckons the show’s success is the result of great timing. She said:

“It has come out at a moment when people need it”

“It’s distracting and fun – a nice little bit of respite from the world we’re having to endure at the moment”

Well, she has a point, 1800s London does seem a lot more appealing than 2021 right now, rotten teeth and all.

Phoebe also went on to talk about the feminist lens that the show was depicted through, something that didn’t go unnoticed by viewers.

“What immediately excited me about the script was that, even in the context of this time, these women have real agency,” she said.

“They’re obviously all suffering from the patriarchy in their own ways, but they manage to choose their own destiny”

If you’re on the edge of your seat waiting for the second season of the show, you might want to scoot your bum back in place, as the cast and crew are currently unsure if they can navigate around the uncertain terrain of the pandemic. The cast has hinted that it would be near impossible to make the season as good as the first given the circumstances, meaning that those steamy sex scenes we know and love might not be possible – so we’ll just hang tight.

In the meantime, you can stream the show for the first, or fifth time on Netflix now.



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