Knit to This: Bridgerton

By Ann Shayne
January 9, 2021

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  • Grab your knitting because this series is one to binge watch. Characters, costumes and the expectations of society will keep interested.

    • I love Jane Austen.

  • Make sure it’s easy peasey knitting, because you won’t want to take your eyes off the screen!

    • I had to change what I was knitting because it had to be by feel—my eyes were glued to the screen!

  • Binge-watched this on Christmas Day. It was fun watching the female lead NOT being the shrinking violet type. And Rege’-Jean Page? Two thumbs up!

  • LOVED the show. It’s a must watch..

  • It’s a saucy show that needs easier knitting because you’ll be sucked in! I think my knitting sat on my lap through most of it. Hehe. And historical costumers be forewarned – lots of inaccuracies that can be chalked up to “artistic vision” and trying to capture a modern audience. I for one think that if the plot is good enough you don’t need neon poly brocade, lack of spiral lacing or chemises, or cheesy wigs to make things zesty. I was able to live through it – so can you – and besides Mr. Page is so worth it all. BE well.

    • The books by Julia Quinn are also not entirely historically accurate but a good entertaining read. I’ve enjoyed watching the series and then going back to the books with the idea of what it all looks like in my head.

    • I haven’t watched it, but from what I’ve read it sounds like the inaccuracies are a fresher, not a big and are meant to poke some fun at the genre, sly winks to the audience.

  • I too am #TeamIdris, but with this review of yours I will try watching this

  • I watched the series and I can’t wait for more!

  • Love this show. All the actors are great. A wonderful romance.
    The leading couple – I couldn’t take my eyes off them.
    If only our world were truly this color blind…

    • When you think about it, colorblindness is a defect in vision that prevents people from seeing the world in all its glory. I think we want to be color sighted so we can appreciate humanity in all it’s colorful glory.

  • The costumes and grand decor is worth watching twice because so much color to take in-especially those lavender wisteria hanging on the Bridgerton home.

  • It’s cotton candy, including the hysterical costumes. A diversion from the news.
    p.s. – Frock Flicks did the best write up about the costumes.

  • Carrington calls it Bridgerporn.

  • Loved it. I binge watched and didn’t want it to end. And now, even at my age, I have a crush on Mr Page. I was so enthralled I don’t even remember if I was knitting although I’m sure I was attempting to do so.

  • I especially loved the gorgeous jewelry, lots of beautiful large gem stones in the necklaces. Each one was a work of art.

  • A good, mindless knitting project for Zoom meetings and TV shows like this is the The Hitchhiker shawl/scarf by Martina Behm. Lots of garter stitch and simple increases and it goes along very smoothly.

  • I read that over 7500 costumes were created for season 1. The wigs, hair and body jewelry, dresses, coats, etc., is eye-popping and amazing!

  • A really excellent sure I’ve just started watching is Lupin. It’s based on the Arsène Lupin stories written beginning in 1905 by Maurice Leblanc. Arsène Lupin if a gentleman thief and master if disguise, who operates a bit like Robin Hood. I think it does a good job of keeping the flavor of the original translated into modern day.The new series is set in present day Paris. It’s a French show but has apparently been dubbed in English for the U.S. audience, but it is seamless. I didn’t realize it was dubbed until I looked it up. The lead, Omar Sy, gives Idris Elba a run for his money, and I say that as a firm member of Team Idris. The production values are excellent. It’s all around a great show.