5 Key Elements That Make Bridgerton S3 Stand Out In Bridgerverse

5 Key Elements That Make Bridgerton S3 Stand Out In Bridgerverse
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The new chapter promises an exciting experience for all Bridgerton fans.

The bodice-ripping story of Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton aka Polin is almost here, dear Bridgerverse stans. In just a few days, we will wake up, put on our Regency-inspired outfits, pour ourselves some herbal tea from floral teapots, and spend an entire day with four episodes of our favorite show.

Will you make a day out of watching Bridgerton Season 3 Part 1?

This is going to be an unforgettable experience, especially since the Polin story promises to be so different from what came before, so completely new to the Bridgerverse. There are five reasons for us to say that.

The Subplots

All of the previous stories had one main couple to swoon over. In Season 3, we have Polin and some additional subplots that are just as important. Some fans will tune in just to drool over the returning Lord and Lady Bridgerton and their happy marital bliss. Julia Quinn's fans are excited to see the beginning of Francesca's story, her wedding to John Stirling.

Not to mention Benedict's new rumored sexual experiences and Violet's affair.

The Hero

Colin is a new kind of male lead for the Bridgerverse. While Simon, Anthony, and George were all variations of the same broken man, traumatized by his past, Colin is different. Without the pressure of responsibility for the family, or in George's case, the whole country, he is more open to the world and to romance.

If Daphne, Kate, and Charlotte had to break through the stony veneer of their lovers, Penelope's path to Colin's heart seems less thorny.

The Heroine

Speaking of Pen, she is also very different from her predecessors. Daphne, Kate, and Charlotte were all deep in the 'duties before dreams' struggle. Their stories focused on discovering their true desires and freeing themselves from the confines of what people expected of them.

Pen has already done this with her Lady Whistledown column. She has a purpose in life. More than that, she's been in love with Colin for years and has no delusions about it.

The Couple

Considering the new types of leads, it is safe to say that the dynamics of the main couple will be very fresh for Bridgerton viewers. For the first time, the romance is between established and well-loved characters. No screen time is needed to introduce them.

This is also the first time the Bridgerton creators have tackled the friends-to-lovers trope, which is much softer and more heartwarming than the previous main tropes (fake relationship, enemies-to-lovers, arranged marriage).

The Outside Forces

In the romantic genre, drama can come from two sources: the protagonists' inner demons and external forces. If the first two seasons of Bridgerton and the spinoff all featured the first type of conflict, the angst stemming from the characters' misunderstandings and insecurities, the Polin story can't be the same.

Pen and Colin just need a little push to fall into each other's arms, and the main drama will definitely come from the outside in the form of the hunt for Lady Whistledown. So for the first time we will see the main couple standing together against the whole world. What could be more swoon-worthy than that?