Netflix explains with a video: WTF is… Bridgerton?

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If you need more reasons to watch Bridgerton the latest WTF is… video from Netflix may help

By now you should be well aware Bridgerton is coming to Netflix on Christmas Day. We’ve already shown you the trailer and produced a guide to the show. What else do you need? Well, Netflix thinks you may need just a little more persuading with the release of a WTF is…? video. The video gives a good overview of the family and high society life in Regency England, and introduces Lady Whistledown and her celebrity shredding scandal sheet, something we’re sure Jane Austen may have raised as quizzical eyebrow about. It even explains what the term Regency means as a segue into showing it wasn’t just the Prince who was indulging in the odd extra-marital dalliance, something else we’re equally sure Ms Austen might have hesitated to write about so explicitly.

Does the video tell you more than you might get from the official notes on the show? Well, here are the notes:

Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. 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.

If you watch the video, it may not tell you more, but to our eyes it paints a lush, sensual drama we are sure many people will vote the antidote to 2020 and Christmas Day tensions. Until the day we’re off making sure our ball gowns are ready for the season!