Assorted characters from Bridgerton and Pride and Prejudice, with a question mark separating them.
Assorted characters from Bridgerton and Pride and Prejudice, with a question mark separating them.

It needs no introduction at this point: Bridgerton is everywhere. Shonda Rhimes’ new series, based on Julia Quinn’s novels and set in Regency-era London, centres on the Bridgerton family, just as the social season begins and the city’s debutantes are presented at court. Such is its popularity that, although the first series was just released on Christmas Day of 2020, it has already been renewed for a second series.

Bridgerton’s deliciously addictive drama has drawn more than a few comparisons to Jane Austen’s iconic Pride and Prejudice, not just for sharing a historical era, but for its tone and wit too. But can you tell which of the below quotations are from Rhimes’ new drama, and which are Austen originals?

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