Please observe the amount of exclamation points that happen when two friends have become far too invested in fictional characters on a webseries.
-An over-excited Whitney
If we haven’t already addressed it, you will soon learn that we here at Fangirly love us some BBC period dramas. Bring on the high collars and sideburns. I myself wrote enough papers on Jane Austen in college to fill a sizable tome. And it is safe to say that I have seen the five-hour miniseries of Pride and Prejudice at LEAST 20 times. All components that lead to making The Lizzie Bennet Diaries the perfect candidate for our latest obsession.
LBD (as the cool kids abbrev it) is the modern-day vlog of, you guessed it, Lizzie Bennet. Her sisters Lydia and Jane and friend Charlotte are all frequent guests and for a while Darcy was only heard of or seen through Lizzie’s less than flattering imitations. FINALLY, in episode 60 (yeah, 60!) he showed up to present his undesired proclamations.
This is an entertaining series and unique medium for one of my favorite stories. Its been great fun to get a little taste every Monday and Thursday. If I had to complain about anything it would be that it is taking them forever to get to my favorite part, but that is my complaint with the book and miniseries, as well. Luckily, it looks like my patience will be tried no longer as the tease for today’s episode was that Lizzie is touring a company by the name of Pemberley Digital.
Excuse me while I rush to YouTube…
You should, too.