Bridgerton is one of Netflix's biggest hits of all time, marking yet another massive hit for Shondaland and executive producer Shonda Rhimes. But Bridgerton isn't like Scandal or Grey's Anatomy, which came fully from Rhimes' imagination. Instead, it's based on a series of novels by author Julia Quinn, regency romances with their own interconnected universe. The show does a lot to honor the books, including tons of references to both the period and the world built in the novel series. These Bridgerton Season 1 easter eggs are proof the show is full of tiny details that make it worth watching again and again.
Fans of Bridgerton were over the moon when Netflix officially announced Season 2 would begin filming in the spring of 2021. Even so, there's still lots to dig through in the first eight episodes. A lot has already been said about Season 1's most prominent not-so-hidden gem, the music, which includes orchestral covers of Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande hits. But that's only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to easter eggs tucked away in Bridgerton's cloaks and empire-waisted gowns. Lady Whistledown may be the most obvious mystery to solve, but these other details will reveal just how layered this show really is: