The hottest property on Netflix right now is Bridgerton, a tv series based on the best-selling novels by Julia Quinn. And by hot, I mean… H-O-T. Your teens and tweens are probably interested, but is Bridgerton ok for kids? This parent tv review will let you know if Bridgerton is safe for children. ps- check out the best quotes from Bridgerton too!
About Bridgerton on Netflix
Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market.
Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled.
But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne.
Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas.
Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future.
Watch the Bridgerton Trailer.
Is Bridgerton on Netflix Ok For Kids?
Parents, this is one of those where I’m going to preface by saying you know your kids best.
Your family’s discussion and communication levels when it comes to relationships, sex and nudity will factor into deciding if Bridgerton is appropriate for kids and by what ages.
I won’t say Bridgerton is not safe for kids- but I am going to run down what you can expect to see in the show, and how that might affect your decisions.
Bridgerton’s Rating: TV-MA
Beautiful people, period dress, drama and accents make this show appealing to romantic seeking teens and tweens for sure.
But please note: TV-MA is the rating for Bridgerton on Netflix.
That means it’s for mature audiences and there will be sex, violence and nudity throughout.
Language In Bridgerton
You’re going to get a few choice words and sayins in this show.
Including the notorious Big F Bomb and lots of use of the B word.
But overall, we are talking about polite society so the salty language is probably not going to be the most objectionable issue in this show for teens and tweens.
However, a parent’s belittling and verbally abusive relationship with their child is upsetting and should be noted in case your family has experience or sensitivity on this subject.
Bridgerton on Netflix: Violence
There are a few fist fights and a boxing scene or two, plus a duel.
Generally, violence is to be avoided in this society and it usually is.
Is Netflix’s Bridgerton Safe For Kids? Nudity and Sex in Bridgerton
First, lets not that this series is on Netflix and not on, oh, ABC.
That should be a good warning for parents right there.
What flies on Netflix won’t on the traditional networks so keep that in mind.
This show is about relationships and power; and that always means sex.
Remember in the beginning when I said this show was hot? Yup, I meant steamy and salacious.
Lots of sex, different partners, butts and discussion of the act playout over the course of this series.
If this topic is a potential or a definite heeeeeaaalllll no with your family, Bridgerton is not ok for kids.
But if you are on the fence, screen the first episode and that should give you an idea of the direction the show will play out.
Trigger Warning: Sexual Assualt In Bridgerton
There are some scenes that could triggering.
An attempted assault as well as an obvious consent violation happens in this series.
While this might be an awesome way to talk about the subject with your older kids, please note that the moments do happen and aren’t glossed over.
What Ages Can Watch Bridgerton on Netflix?
This show is not something I’d suggest for anyone under the age of 14 to watch.
But for teens and even some tweens, the Bridgerton series on Netflix might be ok… depending on your family.
For the most part, I’d generally stick with the TV-MA recommendation and say Bridgerton is best for kids 16 and up.
Older children in high school likely have found and read the books already or may want to after hearing about the series from their friends.
Also not for kids: check out the Bridgerton drinking game if you are up for it! And of legal age, of course.
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Patty Holliday is a movie critic, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews.