Saturday, February 9, 2008

Complete Jane Austen Update!

Okay, so I know that I haven't really mentioned a whole lot about The Complete Jane Austen on PBS since Persuasion aired. This is due mostly to the fact that the two following Persuasion were not that great. Northanger Abbey was alright, but my reception of PBS, despite having satellite and a huge Hi-Def tv to watch it on, is downright miserable.

Northanger Abbey was so dark and dismal at times that I couldn't even tell what was going on. Nonetheless, I absolutely loved the heroine and the man she falls in love with.

As for Mansfield Park, it too was just alright. I couldn't get past the whole "I'm in love with my cousin" theme that was going on. That was just weird, even if it was the cool thing back in Jane Austen's time. The other problem I found with Mansfield is that from certain camera angles, the girl who played Fanny looked like she had horse teeth. I hate to be rude, but it was too much. I couldn't take it. I watched Mansfield without actually watching it.

As for Miss Austen Regrets, I haven't watched it yet. I started to, and got about 5 minutes into it when I decided that I wasn't in the mood. I'll try to watch it before this week's installment, but I can't promise anything.

The reason I can't promise anything is because Pride and Prejudice will be playing the next 3 weeks!!! Why am I so excited? Because there never has and never will be a Pride and Prejudice as good as this one!! It is the Colin Firth version (or the 5 hour virign as my friends lovingly call it....they meant version but said virgin instead and it has just stuck as our found nickname for our favorite show). Those of you who say that the new P&P is the bomb, I haven't seen it. I refuse to see it. I don't want anything to ruin my precious Colin Firth version!! Oh how I love Mr. Darcy. Fess up girls! You all love him too!!

ANYWAY - Happy viewing this Sunday! and next Sunday! and the next Sunday after that! I can hardly wait!!! {insert giggling schoolgirl soundclip here}

1 comment:

Lola...again said...

I *Heart* Pride and Prejudice!