Bridgerton' fans have spotted some modern mistakes in the first episode

Eagled-eyed Bridgerton fans have spotted an overlooked detail in the series’ first episode that doesn’t make sense given the show’s 19th century setting. The first episode of the Shonda Rhimes series introduces us to Julia Quinn’s Regency-era England circa 1813. During the opening scene of the show, horse-drawn carriages take the main characters down a cobblestone road —. but while cobblestone roads and carriages were common in the 1800s, this particular road featured a yellow traffic line. According to Travel + Leisure, yellow lines weren’t used on roads until the 1950s. One Twitter user also claimed that the series features modern-day doorbells and “down pipes on the front of buildings, which would not have been there”. Another person added that the seedless grapes the characters eat “wouldn’t have been around in the 1800s”. As one fan aptly put it, though: “So what? It was a great show”