I have a confession to make.
Not the kind that will make you all gasp with horror (well… I don’t think you will anyway), rather one that reveals I have managed to not be a part of a certain fandom.
For the most part, I’m not a person influenced if I have a firm conviction that I don’t want to be among fads and fandoms. Case in point: The boy bands of the nineties? Yeah, I was not a fan. The boy bands of today aren’t exactly geared towards my age-range, nevertheless do not get me started on them. Twilight? Nope! By the way, what is it about vampires that are… cool? Please, don’t say it’s romantic because I won’t buy it, dear readers. More modern, the bodysuit fashion trend? No way! Anyway, I am getting off-topic. The point of this post was to confess something. Let’s get to that.
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My name is Rissi… …and on Friday, March the 15th at approximately 2 in the afternoon, I watched my very first webisode of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
Before I share any impressions of this web series, I’ll just share the reason why I’m writing this today. Finally caving and watching an episode comes about as a result of Twitter chatter (you girls totally know who you are!) and my not having watched it isn’t because I’m an Austen purist (I am not) more because I didn’t want to get “addicted” to something that would pull me to the computer since that is the only way one can watch them. However, while I think these ae adorbs (minus the innuendo), I haven’t watched another one since.
After ten episodes, I’m glad that I’d seen enough for the time being. The series features a fabulous actress who brings loads of personality and spunk to a “modern” version of an Austen heroine with finesse. The humor is fabulous and leaves any viewer who is willing to overlook the flaws in stitches! Below is the first episode if you all are interested.
There’s rumors that these may be released to DVD which I am all for. Who needs to watch a two-minute video and then have to switch out to the next episode just as we’re getting caught up in Lizzie’s hilarious impersonations of her family or reports of the new owner of Netherfield (in a lovable, rambling sort of way). If a DVD set were made available, I’d certainly snatch it up (update: you can now purchase the series on DVD via the Pemberley Digital store). After all, a modern version of Pride & Prejudice won’t feature corset clad heroines who sit at home all day knitting. That expectation is not only unrealistic but would have its share of criticisms just as contemporary liberties do.
Anyone who cares to, please share your thoughts of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries! They are pretty cute, right!? ♥
(This post does contain affiliate links; I may receive a small commission if you order through this link. Read the disclosure page for details.) Though currently unavailable digitally through Amazon Video, you can add the season to your watchlist or buy the novelized version of the web series in The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel book.
Content note: It’s clean save for one reference that a man could be homosexual. Wish I could say the same for the rest, which are a PG13 just because of sexual innuendo.
Photos: Pemberley Digital