Period dramas are best known for bringing audiences a glance at Great Britain. From Downton Abbey to The Crown, we have seen shows time and again that portray the culture and history of this region to perfection. Bridgerton is another series that brings to life the sheer grandeur of the Regency era. However, Bridgerton stands out more than others due to its being a blend of contemporary as well as Regency-era aspects. Here are some of the most “British” things we’ve noticed in Bridgerton season 2:
Good old tea
American author John Berendt is responsible for the gen z term “spill the tea“, with “tea” being a play on T, short for truth. Nonetheless, the British have been doing this over cups of actual tea. In the context of this Netflix Original and essentially any other period drama, tea might be considered the equivalent of socializing, which, as all viewers know, is extremely crucial to the population of the ton (and England).
Well, this one did not come as a surprise to anyone. The British sure do love their big words and their eloquent vocabulary. While some of this lexicon lies on the elegant side, others aren’t quite so. England doesn’t just boast of having Dickens, they had Shakespeare too. While the latter coined words like academe and auspicious, he also created some rather weird ones like “mumblecore“. Here are some of these words that walk the thin line between amusing and hilarious.
The world knows very well just how much the British love their tea. But Bridgerton, especially season 2, shed a lot of light on the country’s love of cake. From the jeweler who asks Kate about the lemon cake to Marina’s story about her and George’s first meeting involving him offering her a cake, the Netflix series doesn’t fail to show how much its characters and the British in general love their cakes. Another not-so-subtle cake reference was when Colin comments on the wedding cake right after his brother was publicly jilted. This clip follows cakes being mentioned a total of 11 times in mere two seasons of the series.
Cornwall, the Texas of Britain
The population of the United States famously dislikes the idea of residing in the state of Texas. The same goes for Cornwall and Lady Featherington’s particular distaste for the place, something she makes ample clear in the series.
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Stream Bridgerton season 2 on Netflix for more of their tea and cakes until we get season 3.