Are you a big Pride & Prejudice fan? Have you watched all of the various film adaptations? Read unofficial sequels and strange new takes on the story (I’m looking at you Mr. Darcy, Vampyre and Pride & Prejudice & Zombies)? Well after you put down your copy of Bridget Jone’s Diary I’m going to implore you to watch The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. What are the Lizzie Bennet Diaries? It’s a modern Pride & Prejudice adaptation via vlog (video blog for the less youtube savvy of you) chronicling the life of grad student, Lizzie Bennet.
Lizzie is still living at home with her parents and two sisters, Jane and Lydia. Lizzie and best friend Charlotte have started a video blog for a class project in which Lizzie tells you all about her life. She talks about the antics of her insane family and her vlogs are often interrupted by her boy crazy sister Lydia. In the latest episode we’ve finally gotten our first look at Bing Lee, the handsome rich med student pursuing Lizzie’s sweet sister Jane (much to their marriage obsessed mother’s joy!). This vlog is a wonderfully fresh take on Austen’s classic. Lizzie’s younger sister, Lydia has also started her own vlog, chronicling her adventures with their emo cousin Mary.
It’s a must see for any Jane Austen lover, plus the videos are only about 2-7 minutes a piece so you can easily catch an episode without committing too much time. All of the characters have their own twitter accounts and there is even a tumblr. To find out more check out the Lizzie Bennet Diaries website.