Bridgerton may be the latest trending show to come from Netflix, but it's not been without its fair share of critics - so much so, that one of the cast members has clapped back.
Read on to find out why...
Bridgerton: It's the Netflix series everyone is talking about.
via: imdbThe streaming giant's all-new regal drama has made quite the impact on viewers.
And it has the ratings to show for it.
via: imdbBut it seems not everyone is best pleased with the series - so much so that one of the show's stars has hit back.
Now, of course, it's safe to say that Netflix reigns supreme as the world's most popular streaming service...And, since it was founded in 1997, it has experienced nothing but unbelievable volumes of success.
In 2013, the streaming giant began curating its own original content.Netflix began launching its own content 6 years ago, starting with political drama, House of Cards, which has gone on to have 6 seasons.
It has since rolled out many of our favorite shows...
via: imdbClosely following House of Cards was Orange Is The New Black, which is now one of the platform’s biggest success stories.
It was certainly responsible for an influx of new subscribers.Many people signed up to the platform to watch the hit show, which follows Piper Chapman as she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for transporting drug money ten years earlier.
In more recent years, Netflix has been responsible for several other major hits.
via: imdbShows such as The Crown, Glow, Stranger Things, and Grace and Frankie have all attracted huge viewership.
The streaming giant truly has dominated the market.Out of all the streaming services, there's no doubt Netflix is top of the game - with over sixty million paying subscribers in the U.S. alone.
And it seems their latest offering may be one of their most-talked about yet.
via: imdbPeople are going absolutely wild for Bridgerton - with many hailing it as the gem of Netflix's holiday season.
The regency-era series, created by Chris Van Dusen, follows the 8 siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family as they attempt to find love.
via: imdbThe series is based on best-selling author Julia Quinn's 8-novel Bridgerton collection, and it's well and truly swept viewers off their feet.
People have been gushing over the costumes and music...
via: imdbFans simply can't get enough of the scandal-filled drama.
The show has some pretty impressive stats to boast, too.
via: imdbIt’s projected that about sixty-three million households will have viewed the show in the month since its Christmas Day release - making it one of the streaming giant's biggest original series launches ever.
And that's not all...
via: imdbThe show also bagged the top spot on Netflix’s top 10 ranking in a whopping seventy-six countries.
Many took to Twitter to praise the show...
I don’t think I’m overreacting when I say that #Bridgerton is one the THE best tv shows— Katie May ✨ (@Katie May ✨)1609934577.0
I’m not even gonna cap, bridgerton is the best show I’ve ever seen— The GaZelle (@The GaZelle)1609362360.0
I just sat and watched all the way through Bridgerton it was that good. One of the best shows I’ve seen lately. Up… https://t.co/BW0fOGVASo— Basic Britt (@Basic Britt)1609409966.0
Bridgerton is probably one of the best tv shows I’ve watched on Netflix in ages, want another season ASAP— Cheyenne✨ (@Cheyenne✨)1609858147.0
But it seems not everyone is too impressed...
via: imdbBecause the show has seen its fair share of critics, too.
But actress Nicola Coughlan is not tolerating any Bridgerton slander.
via: Getty ImagesThe star, who portrays Penelope Featherington in the hit drama, took to Twitter to shut down those slamming the show for its diverse casting.
Fans couldn't get enough of her response...
@nicolacoughlan GO ALL THE WAY OFF QUEEN!! https://t.co/6fv9Pe3gfc— g 🐝 (@g 🐝)1609860212.0
@nicolacoughlan It’s a drama, it doesn’t have to be historically accurate 😭 the people who say that need to chill a… https://t.co/eYzI6bpALL— stream willow (@stream willow)1609859669.0
@nicolacoughlan You were brilliant & it was a joy to be on set with the entire cast & crew, I knew then something s… https://t.co/PEt2f4eTLO— Anthony Walker 💙 (@Anthony Walker 💙)1609865672.0
@nicolacoughlan I thought it superb casting, a beautiful watch from start to finish. Can’t imagine anyone other tha… https://t.co/kVPagSZlav— Christina Sole 💙 🌍 (@Christina Sole 💙 🌍)1609864867.0
@nicolacoughlan Some people just internally racist. It was so refreshing to see a diverse cast.— mali (@mali)1610082756.0
@nicolacoughlan You were brilliant in it and I ADORED the fact that it was so diverse. I mean, finally, we get to s… https://t.co/3OBerF2OKX— Amrita Bhortake (@Amrita Bhortake)1609999565.0
@nicolacoughlan It was so gloriously done I binge watched it. Derry Girls too. You've got some serious skills young lady!— brynagrl (@brynagrl)1609905546.0
@nicolacoughlan Abso-bloody-lutely I loved the show you were fab and I loved the diversity so much 👏👏👏👏— Mad (@Mad)1609901068.0
@nicolacoughlan A whole lot of haters looking like this right now: https://t.co/oJaYdSEmRn— Amanda-Rae Prescott (@Amanda-Rae Prescott)1609859652.0
@nicolacoughlan Tell em 👏🏾— Layton Williams (@Layton Williams)1609859685.0
The actress initially tweeted this:
You know the way some people were like ‘Diversity in period drama doesn’t work’....63 million households thought it… https://t.co/UVuj8oJoWU— Nicola Coughlan (@Nicola Coughlan)1609859398.0
Then, to further reiterate her point, Nicola followed her tweet up with this message:
Remember people were trying to downvote the show on IMDB cos it was so diverse? You can’t downvote us being Netfli… https://t.co/gdhxEXSnkt— Nicola Coughlan (@Nicola Coughlan)1609859860.0