Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton has risen to the top among the various dramas that Netflix has to offer. This TV series managed to impress fans once again with a fresh take on Season 2, focusing on Daphne’s eldest brother, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton. Along with a new and exciting plot, new characters were also introduced that complemented the story, taking things to the next level.
However, ardent fans cannot help themselves but go back to the comfort of the first season, be it to catch up on previous events or just revel in the intricate characters spun by the creators of the show. Some characters’ profundity is portrayed in their dialogue.
10 Simon Is A True Romantic
“I cannot stop thinking of you. From the mornings you ease, to the evenings you quiet, to the dreams you inhabit. My thoughts of you never end. I am yours. I have always been yours.” – Simon Basset.
Season One’s dashing knight in shining armor, Simon Basset, was the heartthrob inside and outside of the world of the show. Although he initially agrees to a partnership with Daphne to avoid the pressures of marriage, he ends up falling for her and confessing in the most exquisite manner.
9 Daphne’s Struggles With Her Gender
“You have no idea what it is to be a woman, what it might feel like to have one’s entire life reduced to a single moment.” – Daphne Bridgerton.
The eldest daughter of the Bridgerton household, Daphne Bridgerton, is the star of Season 1 of the series. While she struggles to find a suitable and decent match, she runs into Simon Basset, her future husband. She was raised since her younger days to be the perfect life partner, smart, pretty, and a housemaker. Frustrated, she talks of how her life can be made or ruined in a single moment.
8 Lady Whistledown’s Take On Her Own Family
“Consider the household of the Baron Featherington. Three misses foisted upon the marriage market like sorrowful sows by their tasteless, tactless mama.” – Lady Whistledown.
The true identity of Lady Whistledown is revealed at the end of Season 1 as she escapes the trap set up by the Queen to catch her. Penelope Featherington, the epitome of a wallflower, doesn’t fit in with her family. She is constantly bullied by her sisters and neglected by her mother. She lets her emotions out on the parchment that is Lady Whistledown’s playfield, taking a dig at her family.
7 Eloise’s Feminism Isn’t Covert
“Having a nice face and pleasant hair is not an accomplishment.” – Eloise Bridgerton.
Likened to Lady Sybill Crawley from Downton Abbey, Eloise Bridgerton is also a rebel against the customs and systems of aristocratic British society. She dreads the year she will be presented in front of the Queen and desires to read and grow more. A true feminist at heart and in action, Eloise despises the objectification of women, be it for marriage prospects or otherwise. She truly believes that one’s beauty is not an accomplishment.
6 A Mother’s Advice On Love
“You must simply marry the man who feels like your dearest friend.” – Lady Violet Bridgerton.
Lady Violet Bridgerton has loved and she has lost. Losing her husband to a bee sting, she was hysterical while she gave birth to her youngest child. Wisened over the years, Lady Violet Bridgerton has developed a keen eye when it comes to the likes, dislikes, and struggles of all her children. As Daphne struggles to find a desirable life partner, her mother consoles her and encourages her to follow her heart, not worrying about the consequences.
5 The Featherington Family Matriarch Knows A Good Man
“Many men make declarations of love when they want to make love. But rare is the man whose love remains true when the consequences of lovemaking are brought to his attention.” – Portia Featherington.
After the death of the Baron Featherington, Portia Featherington, the matriarch of the Featherington household was left with the responsibility of marrying off her three daughters. Due to the presence of Lady Whistledown in the town, everyone was on their toes, hoping to avoid any scandal. Portia’s experience in society isn’t for nothing.
4 Queen Charlotte Finds Friendship A Sham For A Foundation
“You are wise, or perhaps unusually lucky to understand friendship to be the best possible foundation a marriage can have. Even if that foundation should crumble as quickly as it was built.” – Queen Charlotte.
Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset take the entire society for a spin with their deal of courting each without any intention of marriage. However, the two end up developing a deep friendship and falling in love with each other. Seeking permission from the Queen, the two state friendship as the foundation of their relationship, triggering the Queen’s skepticism.
3 The Town Gossip’s Two Cents
“Is anything more exhilarating than taking a gamble? For it is often the highest risk that carries the greatest reward. Yet, wager wrongly, and you might find yourself left with nothing but regret.” – Lady Whistledown.
Lady Whistledown adds fuel to the metaphorical fire that is the season’s gossip. As she airs everyone’s dirty linen, she also gives her views and advice on the events of the town. Her thoughts on gambling are much more relevant to Regency Era Britain’s aristocracy’s social affairs. While some hold out for a better match, not everyone has the luxury to let their prime pass them by.
2 Lady Danbury’s Boundless Wisdom
“Pride, it will cost you everything and leave you with nothing.” – Lady Danbury.
Lady Danbury is the wise aunt who knows everything about everything and has lived her life to the fullest. She has witnessed a lot of scandals and matches in the various seasons that have passed her by. The Queen’s close friend and confidant, she is well aware of how her mind works. Putting her best foot forward in training the young ladies under her care, Lady Danbury’s wisdom is a true tribute to her years.
1 Nothing Makes Up For Broken Hearts
“All is fair in love and war. But some battles leave no victor, only a trail of broken hearts that makes us wonder if the price we pay is ever worth the fight.” – Lady Whistledown.
Lady Whistledown sees all and hears all. She has turned the already cunning and vicious world of aristocrats into a battlefield ripe with bloodshed and broken hearts. While she instigates all sorts of battles with her sharp words and flowery language, she also mourns the shattered hearts of her victims.