Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

A while ago, a friend of a friend (Jenn) sent me an email telling me about a YouTube production of something called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. She thought I might like it.

She was wrong. I totally LOVED it. There are 100 episodes in total, each one lasting between 3-5 minutes (with a few outliers on either side), and it only took me a little more than a week to watch them all. They were the perfect break-time activity because they were so short, and so numerous, and so FUN!

For me, it was like reading/watching Pride & Prejudice all over again, for the first time. The story is familiar, but the presentation is new and different and very clever. I really couldn't choose a favorite thing or character about this series (except that I love Charlotte, and I also love manipulative Caroline). The only downside to this series is that sometimes, after a particularly long stretch of episodes, you realize that you are sitting there watching people talk to each other all the time.

I could talk about it a lot more...or you could just watch Episode 1 (and probably 2 and 3 and 4 and 5...) to see if you like it.

1 comment:

Amanda Ball said...

I had to cut myself off after 4, but I'll be back. We all know I'll be back.


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