I'm a big fan of Hank Green for many, many reasons, but among them is his love/respect for Pride and Prejudice. (I mean, there's just something sexy about a man who will not only read it, but will admit that he
Basically, they are tackling the story as a modern adaptation told through a series of "diary" vlogs from Lizzie, who shares all of the ridiculousness that goes on around her. Cameos by Lydia, Jane, and Charlotte are frequent, and other characters have started making appearances and becoming regulars, too (Bing Lee! Yes, that's Bingley's name, and how flipping clever, right? Also, he's hot. So...just saying. ^_^ ). They tend to be around 4 minutes long, with little extra tidbits on the various characters' tumblr, twitter and facebook accounts. It's a very accessible series, remaining pretty faithful (I have my questions, but for the most part, they're nailing it) to the core of the story, while making it fun and relatable and realistically modern.
My only concern is the pace. At 2/week, nearly 40 episodes in, we've just now passed the stay at Netherfield and are on to the introduction of Collins. While I may not be opposed to this being a very long, drawn out series, I'm concerned that interest may drop off at some point at the current pace, and if that happens... Well, I'd hate to see the series end or one of the actors walk away after the first proposal but before the second, you know?
So all I can do to keep that from happening is to say: WATCH THIS SHOW!!
To get you started, here are the first 3 episodes - watch, enjoy, have your pants charmed off, and then go subscribe to the channel and enjoy having 5 minutes twice a week of pure Austen happiness. =)
Like what you've seen so far? Watch the rest of the series so far (and as it airs) here!!