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Binge watching Bridgerton on Netflix. Anyone else?

HollyC

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Anyone else manage to figure out who Whistledown was before the finale reveal?

While I was watching episode 3, I suddenly had the thought of "well I'm rather sure this person is Lady Whistledown, even if I can't entirely else out all other candidates by logic."

My hunch and certainty grew stronger and stronger every episode that followed, so by the time they showed who was under that cloak I was happily vindicated.

I cannot enjoy most mystery books because apart from the ones written by the most exceptional authors, such as J K Rowling and Laurie R King, I generally figure out the culprit or solution 1/3 of the way through the book, and the remaining 2/3 feels like a chore to plod through.

You don’t actually find out who she is until the fourth book.

I can’t quite remember but I don’t think I thought it was her in the first book as the book and the show is different in some regards.
 

autumngems

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She played Atia of the Julii in one of my favorite series ever, Rome.
I guess I'll have to check this out. I hope I can enjoy it as the gossip girl in empire waists that it most assuredly will be and not be compulsively clocking every period 'wrong' I see.
I'll go in with an open mind.

Yes!!!, That was it, Rome, one of my favorites!
 

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Who is your favorite character? My favorite character is Eloise! And I find the Duke so handsome.
 

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WTF. Is this some kind of British Real Housewives? I watched half the first epi and decided it was not for me. Should I revisit?
 
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Finished last night. I enjoyed it even though it isn’t in my usual wheelhouse. I did guess correctly about who Mrs Whistledown was!
 

MeowMeow

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I'm watching it a little at a time lol. But omg. Those red stones on Lady Danbury. So so so gorgeous on her!! They looked like rubies but maybe they were garnets or spinel? Whatever they were. I started rethinking my loyalty to eventually amassing a sapphire set of jewellery lmao!!! I'm going to need the next 3.5 years to think long and hard about what I buy next lol :kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2::kiss2:
 

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Because I figured out quite early on who Lady Whistledown was and Eloise didn't, I just ended up finding Eloise silly since she spent all that time fruitlessly and cluelessly. Lady Danbury would be my favorite character, someone who decides her own fate.
 

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I enjoyed the books and was interested in watching this. The Duke is hot! And scenes are pretty (no horse poo anywhere!). But gosh, the dialog and storyline is so boring to me. I'm on episode 3, does it get better? I didn't even notice the sex scenes... I'm pretty much watching just to stare at the Duke lol
 

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@dizzyakira stick with it if you can. The second scenes get racy around episode 5ish... the storyline gets a little better.
 

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So I am weird. We started watching this last night and I hate it.
The characters annoy me and it feels quite contrived.
I like the clothing, the jewelry (but it doesn't look real) and the accents. And the pretty people. But that is it.

ETA: We only watched one and half episodes. I kept hoping it was going to get better.

ETA2: My dh says it's like "Gossip Girl" in a period piece. I never watched "Gossip Girl" so I cannot say if he is right or not lol.
 

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I loved Downton Abbey and thought Brigderton would be similar . Watched first episode last night and did not like it at all . Actors don't know how to act , very boring dialogues .
 

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So I am weird. We started watching this last night and I hate it.
The characters annoy me and it feels quite contrived.
I like the clothing, the jewelry (but it doesn't look real) and the accents. And the pretty people. But that is it.

ETA: We only watched one and half episodes. I kept hoping it was going to get better.

ETA2: My dh says it's like "Gossip Girl" in a period piece. I never watched "Gossip Girl" so I cannot say if he is right or not lol.
This is exactly what my husband said too haha. Old timey gossip girl.
 

peacechick

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The show is tons of fun but not for history buffs if you are really into keeping everything to that time period. Since some ladies wore corsets and outfits that are more Victorian in style, same for the prints. But it’s not really setting out to be that authentic.

I find it incredibly refreshing to see a multi-ethnic, diverse cast populating regency England and never knew I wanted to see this so much in the books of my youth!
 
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