The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Ok so I know that sometimes I am a bit behind everyone else when it comes to watching or reading things that come out, far from always, but sometimes. And The Lizzie Bennet Diaries might just be one such case. But for anyone else out there who hasn’t watched this it could possibly be something to interest you.

So The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, what is it? Well basically it is Pride and Prejudice in a modern setting told through 100 3-8 minute long youtube clips. Taking the form of a video blog done by Lizzie Bennet, with the assistance of her friend Charlotte, I am quite impressed at how cleverly it is done. It is such a simple setting, just a few people sitting there talking straight at the camera, telling us about things that have “happened”. I have only watched 20 something of these clips as I only started today but I’m really enjoying them!

I have heard of this before, and even watched one or two clips, but I just never got in to it. I have had it recommended to me by friends and thought it sounded cool, but no, it just never did it for me. My sister heard of it recently and told me about it and yesterday I was once again reminded of it by someone so I decided to actually give it more of a chance. And funny thing is this time I really like it!

As I said I am only a short way in, plenty left to watch, I might write a more comprehensive review of it once I’ve finished the whole thing but I just wanted to post it on here and if anyone else thinks it sounds interesting join me in watching it! 🙂 Not to be compared to any of the great BBC series or anything like that, but cleverly done and amusing, and just perfect for a grey and slightly rainy Sunday afternoon!

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4 Responses to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

  1. Dorte Kreiberg says:

    Hi Aurora, had such afternoon today, so have started watching the Lissie Bennet diaries, funny yes so I will continue another day when I need to relax and do absolutely nothing, thank you for telling about the videoblog.

  2. Karen says:

    I just loved the Lizzie Bennet diaries! Have you finished them yet? If so, what did you think? IMO it was a very spot-on “alternative” they came up with for the elopement scandal. Oh, and did you come across the “supplemental” videos made by Lydia and Gigi Darcy for Domino?

  3. Lexi says:

    The Lizzie Bennet Diaries really kept my interest and I was touched at the Lydia in it, for I liked how they showed (portrayed) her sensitive side in maybe a more realistic way then how Austen wrote about Lydia. Even if it was a slight deviation from the books, (and it was) Lydia’s vulnerable and sweet side was really eye-opening for me. I also loved the girls playing Lizzie and Jane. They did a good job on Mr. D. I was not in love with Cousin Mary as much. It was really cool how Gigi Darcy and Lydia had their own channels with videos too! There were some slightly inappropriate places, though, so be advised younger watchers!

  4. Priscilla .W says:

    This was amusing!

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