Sometimes the Internet just makes me so stinkin’ happy. Case in point, “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.”
As you can see from the video above, “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” is a web series based on the classic novel Pride & Prejudice. The series is set in modern time, and Lizzie (Elizabeth Bennet) and her friend Charlotte Lu (Charlotte Lucas) create a video blog for a class project. The series basically follows the exact plot of the book (with some modern additions of course) as told by Lizzie through her blog. Most of the time in front of the camera is focused on Lizzie, but as the series has gone on, we’ve finally gotten to meet some of the other characters, like her sisters, new neighbor Bing Lee (Mr. Bingly) and his evil sister Caroline. Mr. Collins has even made an appearance! Each week I’m getting more and more excited for Mr. Darcy to finally appear on screen as well!
Seriously, this series is so flipping charming. New episodes air every Monday and Thursday, and the creators have even taken things one step further, by cultivating Twitter accounts for the characters, Tumblr’s for Jane and Lydia (I heart Lydia) and a ton of other web promotion.
Go check out “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” and I’ll see you in three hours when you finish all the webisodes. Trust me, you’ll get sucked in just like I did.