At this point its beyond clear that Bridgerton fans burn for the Regency romance series. Nielsen data proves it Season 2 set new Netflix records after ensnaring viewers for 627.11 million hours in its first 28 days. And yet that doesnt mean that the shows stars and writers can predict which moments will blow up online. As Bridgerton creator and showrunner Chris Van Dusen recently told Teen Vogue you never know exactly what fans will respond to. Showing how unpredictable it can be Van Dusen referenced two of the series most viral moments to date when Simon RegéJean Page licked his ice cream spoon *fans self* and when Anthony Jonathan Bailey passionately declared to Kate Simone Ashley that shes the bane of his existence and the object of all his desires. He and the writers didnt know a flood of memes would follow — but they apparently hadnt tried to guess. In the writers room we never try to foresee whats going to be the moment Van Dusen told the magazine.
When those moments do ultimately reveal themselves though he loves to see all the memes. This season I love this line you are the bane of my existence — and the object of all my desires the show runner said. Seeing all those memes with those words with that line especially is incredible. Though the writers might have given up on guessing which lines and scenes will hit it seems not everyone has. Bailey revealed to Entertainment Weekly in March that hed had some incorrect ideas ahead of the Season 2 premiere. We thought that You vex me would become a thing actually he said. Sometimes you hear a catchphrase. I thought it would be Newton!
Those are fun ones too but the bane of my existence quotes popularity is on another level. Its impact comes from the buildup of Anthonys relationship with Kate — all of those tense exchanges that gave way to the lingering looks and heavy breathing. The line is the perfect encapsulation of their enemiesto lovers journey so its fitting that it has inspired mugs posters shirts and more — just like Season 1s I burn for you did.
Leading lady Ashley summed up that unique something between the two characters during a Shondaland interview in March. They both teach each other to surrender to the thought of falling in love she said. They both calm each other down too and can kind of hold the reins in. … I think what makes this one so special is that they truly meet each others match. Come Season 3 another Bridgerton romance will move into the spotlight in Season 3 and new moments are sure to make fans collectively swoon. Still Anthonys best quote wont be forgotten. Julia Quinn who wrote almost the exact line in The Viscount Who Loved Me should be proud.