Fans spot huge mistake in Bridgerton's opening scene

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

Bridgerton has been watched by over 63 million households and while some of us were more focused on the romance, others have noticed some glaringly modern details in the show, despite its 1813 setting.

Some fans have noticed a few modern-day bloopers such as yellow road lines and even a poster for retailer Primark.

Bridgerton has been watched by over 63 million households and while some of us were more focused on the romance, others have noticed some glaringly modern details in the show, despite its 1813 setting. Photo: Netflix
Bridgerton has been watched by over 63 million households and while some of us were more focused on the romance, others have noticed some glaringly modern details in the show, despite its 1813 setting. Photo: Netflix

Taking to Twitter, fans have pointed out the historical gaffes in the show's opening episode.

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The opening scene of the series shows a horse-drawn carriage travelling down Bath's Royal Crescent, where the show was filmed, and if you look closely you'll notice the painted yellow lines on the side of the road.

Another fan spotted a telecoms manhood cover on the pavement during a scene featuring Penelope and Eloise. Someone else claimed to see a Primark poster in the street, however, there's no photo proof of this mistake.

Fans spotted a yellow parking line in the opening scene of the show. Photo: Netflix
Fans spotted a yellow parking line in the opening scene of the show. Photo: Netflix

Apparently, it would be more than a century after 1813 when yellow parking lines would be painted on roads, and it would be quite some time before Primark launched.

"Anyone else watching #Bridgerton and thinking... 'Those are seedless grapes in that fruit bowl.....They wouldn’t have been around in the 1800’s.....They should’ve used a seeded variety for historical accuracy,' one Twitter user joked. "Nope??? Anyone??? Only me???"

In response another user wrote, "That’s nothing. You will also spot a Primark poster, a single yellow line parking restriction and a parking sign on a lamppost. Down pipes on the front of buildings which would not have been there and a modern day doorbell.

Fans shared the mistakes they noticed on Twitter. Photo: Twitter
Fans shared the mistakes they noticed on Twitter. Photo: Twitter

"Still a great one to watch though."

Others pointed out the characters were also smoking filtered cigarettes.

One user joked that people shouldn't be focusing on yellow lines for one good reason.

Some fans were shocked others were paying attention to mistakes rather than the Duke. Photo: Twitter
Some fans were shocked others were paying attention to mistakes rather than the Duke. Photo: Twitter

"Something wrong with people if they are focusing on the yellow lines on the roads, hidden Primark signs and pipe work going down the buildings," they wrote. "Instead of focusing on the pure beauty of The Duke."

Bridgerton is set to return for a second season, this time focusing on Anthony Bridgerton's love life. In keeping with the show's diversity, his love interest Kate Sheffield is likely to be played by a South Asian or Indian actor.

The show will begin shooting in the coming months.

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