Bridgerton is Malta’s new TV obsession

The saucy period drama is currently Malta's no. 1 most-watched programme on Netflix.

Bridgerton
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Scandal, slander, sex and love – all juicy elements which make up the new Netflix production Bridgerton.

The story takes place between 1813 and 1827 and follows the eight siblings in the Bridgerton family – four boys and four girls – as they look for love in London’s high society. In the first season, we follow Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest girl. When all of her suitors are rejected, scandal ensues.

And who exactly is the mysterious Lady Whistledown who pens a gossip newsletter naming names, while writing under a nom de plume?

Honestly, it’s enough to make anyone want to lie down and pop out the smelling salts.

An adaptation of mostly the first book in a successful series of eight Regency romance novels by Julia Quinn, the eight-episode historical drama, which premiered on Netflix on Christmas Day, was created by Chris Van Dusen, who previously wrote for the Shonda Rhimes shows Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy.

Bridgerton’s casting is ‘colour-blind’, which means that skin colour is no longer taken into account when choosing actors

The cast includes Adjoa Andoh, Lorraine Ashbourne, Phoebe Dynevor and Jonathan Bailey, with the voice of Lady Whistledown (who also serves as the series’ narrator) being provided by the legend that is Julie Andrews.

And Malta is loving it, with people binge-watching it (some in just one day) and taking to social media to declare their undying love for the series… and their hope that a second season is not far off.

If you haven’t been hooked yet, you may watch the trailer here.

Are you watching Bridgerton? What do you think of it?

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