BRIDGERTON has been thrilling fans with it's raunchy antics and the scandalous events that occur in high society.
This has left us thinking that it rather reminds us of another hit show, Gossip Girl.
10 ways Netflix's Bridgerton is the same as Gossip Girl
WARNING: Contains MAJOR spoilers from season one of Bridgerton and the ending of Gossip Girl.
1) Anonymous gossip writer
In Bridgerton the gossip writer is called Lady Whistledown and she has a newsletter dedicated to all the scandalous gossip from London's high society.
She is anonymous and has readers constantly trying to work out who she is.
This is the same in Gossip Girl, although she runs a blog on "Manhattan's elite" and people send her text and email blasts.
However, both Gossip Girl and Lady Whistledown both have access to all the parties and balls as they are both well placed in high society.
2) The narrator
Both shows use a narrator who is not the real ghost writer.
In Bridgerton, actress Julie Andrews provides the voice for Lady Whistledown, but when really Penelope Featherington, played by Nicola Coughlan, was unveiled as the gossip columnist.
Meanwhile, Kristen Bell was the voice of Gossip Girl, but Dan Humphrey, who was portrayed by Penn Badgley, was actually the scandalous blogger.
The only difference is, GG waited six seasons before being outed, but Lady Whistledown was revealed at the end of season one.
3) High society
The big focus of Bridgerton and Gossip Girl is the fact it is based on the scandalous events of high society.
In Bridgerton Lady Whistledown's attention is on the Ton – a term commonly used to refer to Britain's elite during the late Regency and the reign of George IV.
Whereas Gossip Girl is of course focused on New York's famous Upper East Siders.
In the opening scenes of Bridgerton we see the young women with their mamas as they bid to seek approval from the Queen to merge into society.
This also happens in Gossip Girl.
In season one, in an episode called Hi, Society we see Blair and her group of mean girls get ready for their debutante ball.
Their mothers and grandmothers are all involved in making sure they are ready to become part of society.
5) The scandal
Both shows are filled with scandoulous events.
In Bridgerton we have an unwanted pregnancy, Lord Bridgerton bonking an opera singer and of course Daphne and Hastings' pre-marital clinch.
GG was also filled with scandal, including Serena thinking she'd killed someone, Blair losing her virginity to Chuck in the back of a limo and the downfall of The Archibalds (and that's just from season one).
6) Beautiful leading ladies
Both shows are lead by beautiful blonde actresses.
While Blake Lively was more well known before taking on the role of Serena Van der Woodsens, Phoebe Dynevor was a relative unknown before playing Daphne Bridgeton.
The actress was though more known in America, as she starred on US show Younger.
Over in the UK one of her claims to fame is her mum is Sally from Coronation Street.
7) Sex scenes
Well we all know that Bridgerton was an absoulte bonkfest.
They were all at it, all the time.
Despite Gossip Girl being a teen drama, it also was filled with it's own raunchy antics.
Their activity unfolded on beds with 600-count sheets, in the back of limos, and even on the bars of New York hot spots.
8) Glamorous outfits
Let's just talk about the incredible outfits in both shows.
In Gossip Girl you had Blair with her regal look, and Serena all boho chic.
Bridgerton, however, is filled with ball gowns, corsets and fabulous wigs.
9) Impressive houses
In Bridgerton we are treated to the impressive town houses of the families of London's posh Grosvenor Square.
Of course on Gossip Girl they also live in town houses but on the equally expensive Upper East Side.
Both shows also feature country estates – in Bridgerton they head to a mansion in Yorkshire, while on GG they go to The Hamptons.
10) Powerful families
Both shows are full of powerful families who rule high society.
In GG you have The Waldorfs, The Bass', The Van der Woodsens and The Archibalds.
Then on Bridgerton you have the royal family, The Hastings, The Featheringtons and of course The Bridgertons.
Will there be a season 2 of Bridgerton?
Despite the show's popularity, it has yet to be renewed for season two.
However, fans think it will be back as the show is based on a series of books – and is just the first one of eight.
Each book focuses on a different Bridgerton sibling, so with this in mind we could have SEVEN more seasons of the show.
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