August 3, 2013

This Janeite's Latest Obsession

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Janeite in possession of a love of Pride and Prejudice must be in want of more P&P remakes and retellings.
That is how I found The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, dear readers.  And they are quite delightful.

Exhibit A:

She likes movies with Colin Firth, for goodness' sake (*cough* 1995 P&P miniseries).  And rain and classic novels.  Lizzie is a true kindred spirit.

Exhibit B:

Costume theater is awesome. (Lizzie is portraying Darcy; Lydia is Bing Lee.)  Lizzie's portrayals of Darcy (and her mother, and frankly, any other character) are hilarious.

Exhibit C:

So I haven't gotten to this episode yet (I'm only at 76), but I've seen this gif all over We Heart It, and Darcy's reaction to Lizzie touching his shoulder... it's like Darcy's reaction to helping Elizabeth into the carriage in the 2005 version of P&P.

Okay, I'm going to stop fangirling publicly now.  I have a feeling my future children will either be embarrassed by this or will use it against me.  But seriously.  Go look up the Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  There is a 99.9% chance you won't regret it.


  1. I LOVE the Lizzie Bennett Diaries. :) I started watching in December, so I got to watch the last 20 or so episodes "live," which was a lot of fun.

    BTW, I'm Monica, and I found you from the Homeschool Highschool blogroll (I'm a homeschooler/blogger too!)

  2. I'll have to find time to check this out! *puts on to-do list*

  3. Did you know this series was co-created by Hank Green, brother of the author John Green?

    1. Yes, I did! Not until after I'd started the series, though.


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