If you follow my blog, you know that I am a big sucker for modern Jane Austen retellings. So I’m delighted that there’s a web series that just started, styled as a vlog diary from the point of view of a modern Lizzie Bennet – a 24-year old grad student in Mass Communications. Her best friend Charlotte Lu is in school for for TV and film production and holds the camera while Lizzie wryly describes her mother’s quest for her daughters to be married to a rich young man so they can have the White Picket Fence and 2.5 kids. Her sisters Lydia and Jane make appearances, and so far the three episodes (out of a reported eight that have been recorded so far) set up the story where a certain med student named Bing Lee has moved into “that house on Netherfield” (for $3 million).
Episode 2 – My Sisters: Problematic to Practically Perfect / Episode 3 – My Parents: Opposingly Supportive
I’m liking it so far – it’s a lot of fun. Here’s the link to the mashable interview with Hank Green and Bernie Su, who are behind this series, and this is Hank Green’s vlog post introducing it, and Bernie Su’s tumblr.
And here are some stills of Lizzie with Charlotte, Lydia, and Jane.
Love the videos, they made me smile a lot! Now I’m excited to find out how her Mr. Darcy will look like.
Oh, I hadn’t thought of that! Now I’m wondering what he’ll look like too. 🙂
I’m loving this series so far! I can’t wait for Darcy to show up and Lizzy’s subsequent disgust with him 🙂
Me too! I am curious to see how they’re going to introduce him..
Those videos were hilarious! I can’t wait for Thursday now. xD
Me too, I want to meet this Bing Lee, and I think everyone is wondering about what the Darcy character is going to be like.
Hehe, Bing Lee. I’m definetely excited for Darcy<3
Love these videos! So glad they decided to try doing something like this. 🙂 I’m thinking of posting about this on my blog to spread the word.
That would be cool. It sounded to me like there are 8 episodes recorded and after that they’re going to see if they should do more based on how popular they are. So more people watching is good 🙂
Yeah, I saw Hank Green’s video introducing the project and looks like they want people to spread the word about it. I’ll try to come up with a post about it soon. 🙂
Oh, I heard about this and was curious whether it was any good. I’ll have to try it out. It definitely sounds fun.
They are pretty short videos so hope you have a chance when you have a moment! 🙂
Ok, I just watched them all. I didn’t know they were so short. 🙂 I am subscribed now. Can’t wait for the rest! I love how all the sisters have reddish hair. I wonder what the parents will look like…
I’m dying to know if we get parent cameos (especially MRS Bennet!) or if they will continue to have Lizzie and Charlotte dress up and pretend to be them (cute now, but want real parents at some point!) — also of course, wondering how we’ll get to meet the heroes.
I saw Hank Green’s vlog, but didn’t get to watch the whole thing because I was distracted by something? And so I hadn’t seen the actual videos at all! Thanks for posting, or I would have missed. Really cute/fun so far!
Yeah, I think he didn’t link it till all the way at the end of his vlog post, so that explains it. 🙂
I love this! Jane is so perfect! And Lydia is hilarious. And everything about everything is so perfect!
Loved Jane and Lydia. 🙂 And Charlotte!
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I seriously love ANYTHING Jane Austen, and this sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Me too! Jane Austen retelling addict I tell you. Hope you enjoy it.