February 05, 2013

obsessed.: The Lizzie Bennet Diaries


When I was searching the Interwebs for last week's obsessed., I ran across videos for the webseries The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I have this feeling that someone has told me about these videos before, but I probably noted the title down somewhere with every intention of following up ... and then promptly forgot. (I do that frequently.) I truly apologize to whomever might have told me about the series, because, after catching up completely in a matter of days, I am now totally obsessed.


The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is "a modernized adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice. The story is told primarily through Lizzie Bennet's Video Diaries, while being supported by her and other characters' social media streams." (via)

If you're at all familiar with the novel's storyline, you will have no trouble following along with the series. But even knowing all of the plot twists doesn't take away from this fresh take on the story. Plus, the actors who play the characters are so fun. (Especially Fitz! I adore Fitz.)

Start with the video below, and then check out this link to continue. With 84 (and counting) videos (plus videos from other "characters," Twitter conversations and Tumblr photo posts), it might seem like a daunting task, but you can do it.



Let me know when you've caught up and we'll discuss.

21 comments:

  1. I started watching it a while ago, and I'm totally obsessed, too. I do believe I have said the phrase "Doctor, you are no longer the only character to make me squeal over the appearance of bow tie." ;)

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  2. I literally JUST finished catching up to #84 just a moment before seeing this in my feed -- Obsessed indeed! I love the new spin, but I love following along :D

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  3. I love love love The Lizzie Bennet Diaries! I've always liked Pride and Prejudice, but this version really does an excellent job of modernizing it and making Lizzie seem like a real person.

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  4. I looooooooove The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!! I actually mentioned it on my P&P post last week :) I started watching it when it first came out over the summer, it's crazy addicting and I'm SO GLAD it comes out twice a week, otherwise I don't know what I'd do with myself. x__x

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  5. PS: Have you been watching Lydia's web series too?

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  6. Ohh I haven't seen these, I'll start now :)

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  7. Now if someone would just do the Claire Bennet Diaries...

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  8. Yay! Another new one out today, I think? Must go look.

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  9. Definitely! She's still as stubborn and as judgey as ever, but the growth in her opinions is evident.

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  10. Perhaps that is where I saw it mentioned! Silly me.

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  11. You bet! And the Maria videos, and the Pemberly Digital ones. Have you seen the Twitter conversations? (If not, definitely check the link I mention right above the video above. It's a great place to find everything in order.)

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  12. I hope you enjoy! For the full experience, check out the link above the video. It goes to the full story page at the official website and it features links to Twitter conversations, other character videos and more. :)

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  13. Didn't that already happen in the first season? ;)

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  14. I think so! I hate waiting; I end up forgetting and it's weeks later and I have 6 new episodes to catch up on ><;

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  15. I might have already watched 45 episodes already... oops :)

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  16. Um... I lied, I watched them all

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  17. I actually kind of like being able to catch up with things in large chunks, but I've been pretty good about this series (once I caught up originally, that is).

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  18. Yay! Good on you for following through. ;)

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  19. I don't mind the large chunks so much, more of the waiting in between and the forgetting about checking for new episodes afterwards xD

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