- Bridgerton -5 Shondaland Easter Eggs In 'Bridgerton' — From Declarations Of Love To Familiar Faces
Shonda Rimes' first show under her lucrative deal with Netflix is finally here, and even though Bridgerton is set in Regency era London, the sexy period drama is full of Shondaland flourishes. From the poetic declarations of love to the creative use of pop music in the score, Bridgerton shares plenty in common with Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder.
Sure, the women in Bridgerton are more likely to promenade than they are to wield a scalpel, and while ladies on the show spend plenty of time at court, it's not the kind of court Annalise Keating rules over on HTGAWM, but despite their differences, Daphne, Eloise, and Penelope still wouldn't be out of place at one of Meredith Grey's impromptu dance it out sessions. Somehow, these not-so-modern women are every bit as rebellious, strong, and capable as their modern Shondaland peers. But instead of elevator sex and managing the President of the United States, they make out in hedge mazes and consort with the Queen of England.
As you dive into Bridgerton try not to get too distracted by the sexiness of McDuke Simon, and keep an eye out for these Shondaland Easter eggs sprinkled throughout Season 1.
Some spoilers to follow for Season 1 of Bridgerton.
Nothing Says I Love You Like A Speech
Meredith and Derek. Olivia and Fitz. Connor and Oliver. They all exchanged "I love yous" via epic speeches, and Daphne and Simon are no different. On their wedding night, Simon declares that he "burns" for Daphne, which is strikingly similar to Fitz telling Olivia on Scandal, "You own me! You control me. I belong to you."