August 17th, 2013

I am on a marathon Austen binge. Not reading though. TV series and movies and web series. I started with ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’. I have to say it is really really good, if you are an Austen aficionado. This is a 21st century Lizzie Bennet, doing a vlog of her life. I didn’t much care for the Mr Darcy in this at first, looks-wise. But he is OK once you get used to him.Quite OK by the end of it. But Lizzie was quite the charmer.

Then what would I do, but watch `Lost in Austen`. It is every silly girl’s dream come true. Get into the world of Austen and then let Mr Darcy fall in love with you. It was very interesting, since I didn’t know the story beforehand this time. And the Darcy here was nice to look at, kind of silly at first with his brooding stares but reminded me of Colin Firth’s Mr Darcy. Ah, first love! So I went on and watched that version next.

As if Mr Darcy wasn’t enough for the weekend, I moved on to Emma. This is the Jonny Lee Miller one, and I of course loved it. Anything remotely Austen I love. The things are so perfect and proper and everyone gets their happily ever afters and there are extravagant dance parties and brooding handsome rich men and perfect women. Maybe little girls should never be allowed to read Austen.