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Eagle-eyed fans have spotted a modern-day blunder in the opening moments of the runaway hit Netflix period drama “Bridgerton.”

The torrid romance, based on the first of eight novels by Julia Quinn, has proved a must-watch escape for many since its Christmas debut, and has been renewed for a second Netflix season. 

While the tale of sex and scandal is set in Regency era London, early 19th century, a painted yellow traffic line was clear on the road used, for dramatic purposes, by horse-drawn carriages.

Just as fans noticed the Starbucks cup and then the water bottle in the finale of “Game of Thrones,” “Bridgerton” fans drew the line at this error (it is around the 3:19 mark in the episode).

“Given that characters were still travelling around by horse-drawn carriage, there’s no way that the inclusion would have been historically accurate or, we can presume, intentional,” wrote Britain’s Independent newspaper in first reporting the “Bridgerton” goof.

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“Really enjoying Bridgerton, but with the technology available to film makers these days, a yellow line?” wrote one Twitter user.

“Two episodes into #Bridgerton and I’ve so far spotted a single yellow line and a telecoms manhole cover. I didn’t realise the 19th Century Brits were such pioneers…” wrote another on Twitter.

Another Twitter user pointed out “a single yellow line parking restriction and a parking sign on a lamppost” among other small issues in the series. “Still a great one to watch though,” the user added.

USA TODAY has reached out to Netflix for comment.

Show creator Chris Van Dusen appeared on the “Today” show Thursday to discuss what fans can expect from season two.

“We are going to be starting filming later this spring in London, and we’re all so excited,” Van Dusen said. “I know the cast cannot wait to get back to it, and neither can I.”

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