Modern Pride & Prejudice in Vlog form

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 one:


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.

21 thoughts on “Modern Pride & Prejudice in Vlog form

  1. Love these videos! So glad they decided to try doing something like this. šŸ™‚ 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 šŸ™‚

      • 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. šŸ™‚

      • Ok, I just watched them all. I didn’t know they were so short. šŸ™‚ 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.

  2. 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!

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