For this week’s edition of This and That, there will be no that, only this:
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Alright, so I’ve read and seen a few modernizations of Pride and Prejudice, but who knew that one in freaking VLOG form could be so great?! I certainly didn’t! I kept seeing its name pop up on my twitter feed, namely through Jen and Lindsey, but I was kind of wary about jumping in. Fast forward to this past weekend and I found myself consuming every single episode in record time. Who needs sleep right? The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is so charming, witty, manages to keep pretty damn close to the source material in its own way, and…I am in love (see also: obsessed).
These last few days have consisted of my reblogging all sorts of stuff on tumblr, freaking out about recent developments on twitter (OMG, CRAZY SHIT IS HAPPENING) and, yes, rewatching my favorite moments (and there are A LOT). Right now I am super nervous about the next episode. And it’s like…I know Pride and Prejudice, know its storyline and how everything will turn out, but The Lizzie Bennet Diaries still manages to make the story so fresh and new. That, my friends? Is awesome.
Even if you haven’t read Pride and Prejudice, I think it would be easy to find something to enjoy in the show. If you love the book and are open to something a little different? I highly recommend it. I think you’d be surprised with how fantastic it is.
There’s the first episode and you can find all the rest over on youtube: LizzieBennet. Feel free to flail with me at ANY time when you fall in love or, if you’re already there, when something great happens (ha, every episode). I WELCOME THE SQUEE.
Now, time to go stalk the Lizzie tag on tumblr again…