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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.
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Dec 17, 2015 4:08AM EST
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If a show or a movie has but an inkling of Pride and Prejudice in the story, I will watch it! (This is how I sat through Lost in Austen, which can very much NOT be commended, if you have any love for Pride and Prejudice what-so-ever.) The Lizzie Bennet Diaries though, is a perfect modern rendition of this amazing classic by Jane Austen, and I re-watch this more often than I probably should. No one beats Colin Firth as an 1800s gentleman Darcy, but Daniel Vincent Gordh definitely takes the price as the best modern day Darcy. Ashley Clements is perfect as Lizzie Bennet and the story has been adapted to perfection. This is some of the best TV - though a web-series - ever made.

If a show or a movie has but an inkling of Pride and Prejudice in the story, I will watch it! (This is how I sat through Lost in Austen, which can very much NOT be commended, if you have any love for Pride and Prejudice what-so-ever.) The Lizzie Bennet Diaries though, is a perfect modern rendition of this amazing classic by Jane Austen, and I re-watch this more often than I probably should. No one beats Colin Firth as an 1800s gentleman Darcy, but Daniel Vincent Gordh definitely takes the price as the best modern day Darcy. Ashley Clements is perfect as Lizzie Bennet and the story has been adapted to perfection. This is some of the best TV - though a web-series - ever made.

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Jan 29, 2016 8:31AM EST
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The best modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that exists in the whole world. The modernised version of our beloved classic characters are spot on considering the circumstances. They leap across the screen - or YouTube video window - and gradually all become complex characters that you can't simply put in a box like you could with the original characters. The four leading ladies are phenomenal and their chemistry is spot on. Charlotte and Lydia gets to have storylines that resonate with many people.

The transmedia elements that all of us that watched it during the postings of videos made all of these characters people we could see and interact with on our social media platforms and have created a lasting connection to that year when these characters existed in our lives.

I truly cannot recommend this enough and have rewatched it multiple times since it ended in 2013.

The best modern adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that exists in the whole world. The modernised version of our beloved classic characters are spot on considering the circumstances. They leap across the screen - or YouTube video window - and gradually all become complex characters that you can't simply put in a box like you could with the original characters. The four leading ladies are phenomenal and their chemistry is spot on. Charlotte and Lydia gets to have storylines that resonate with many people.

The transmedia elements that all of us that watched it during the postings of videos made all of these characters people we could see and interact with on our social media platforms and have created a lasting connection to that year when these characters existed in our lives.

I truly cannot recommend this enough and have rewatched it multiple times since it ended in 2013.

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Nov 16, 2016 2:06PM EST
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Fun take on a modern Pride and Prejudice through a video blogging form. Good series to binge watch in the background.
I still allude to the amusing "Peer pressure peer pressure peer pressure peer pressure" bit to my husband every now and then.

Fun take on a modern Pride and Prejudice through a video blogging form. Good series to binge watch in the background.
I still allude to the amusing "Peer pressure peer pressure peer pressure peer pressure" bit to my husband every now and then.

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Feb 16, 2015 6:30AM EST
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A fresh take on a story that's been done many times

A fresh take on a story that's been done many times

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Dec 2, 2014 4:32PM EST
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An amazing adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that really brings Austen's novel into the 21st century. Through Lizzie's vlogs we get to see this characters and truly fall in love (unless they're George Wickham) with them. And as an added touch of fun, Lizzie and her friends and family use costume theater to portray encounters with characters that we don't get to see. Definitely worth the watch (or binge watch)!

An amazing adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that really brings Austen's novel into the 21st century. Through Lizzie's vlogs we get to see this characters and truly fall in love (unless they're George Wickham) with them. And as an added touch of fun, Lizzie and her friends and family use costume theater to portray encounters with characters that we don't get to see. Definitely worth the watch (or binge watch)!

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Mar 9, 2016 7:12AM EST
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Absolutely loved this show!

Absolutely loved this show!

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Jun 28, 2015 5:59AM EDT
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This is a really great adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and it was really the beginning of vlog-style adaptations of literary classics. If you want the full story, I really recommend you visit Pemberley Digitals website, because aside from Lizzie's videos, there are also Q&A-videos, and several other characters also have 'spin-off's concurrent to Lizzie's story, (Lydia, Maria Lu and Gigi Darcy), plus all the characters have twitter-profiles and other social media accounts. There is also the 'sequel', based on an unfinished Jane Austen-novel, Sanditon, in which Gigi Darcy travels to the town of Sanditon, CA. For this, they created an entire community, where the fans could roleplay living in the town, (through twitter), and sometimes appear in Gigi's videos.
Pemberley Digital are also behind Emma Approved, a vlog-adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, as well as Frankenstein MD. (Frankenstein), and they are currently 'airing' The March Family Letters (Little Women).
If you like modern vlog-adaptations of literary classics, I can recommend From Mansfield with Love (Mansfield Park) (current), The Autobiography of Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre) (concluded), and Elinor and Marianne take Barton (Sense and Sensibility) (concluded). There are many, many more, like In Earnest (The Importance of Being Earnest), Kate the Cursed (The Taming of the Shrew), Jules and Monty (Romeo and Juliet), Green Gables Fables (Anne of Green Gables), The Misseltwaite Archives (The Secret Garden), Nothing Much To Do or Much Ado About a Webseries(Much Ado About Nothing), The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy (Peter Pan). There are many others, including literary inspired shows like Classic Alice and The Jane Games. You'll never be bored again.

This is a really great adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, and it was really the beginning of vlog-style adaptations of literary classics. If you want the full story, I really recommend you visit Pemberley Digitals website, because aside from Lizzie's videos, there are also Q&A-videos, and several other characters also have 'spin-off's concurrent to Lizzie's story, (Lydia, Maria Lu and Gigi Darcy), plus all the characters have twitter-profiles and other social media accounts. There is also the 'sequel', based on an unfinished Jane Austen-novel, Sanditon, in which Gigi Darcy travels to the town of Sanditon, CA. For this, they created an entire community, where the fans could roleplay living in the town, (through twitter), and sometimes appear in Gigi's videos.
Pemberley Digital are also behind Emma Approved, a vlog-adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, as well as Frankenstein MD. (Frankenstein), and they are currently 'airing' The March Family Letters (Little Women).
If you like modern vlog-adaptations of literary classics, I can recommend From Mansfield with Love (Mansfield Park) (current), The Autobiography of Jane Eyre (Jane Eyre) (concluded), and Elinor and Marianne take Barton (Sense and Sensibility) (concluded). There are many, many more, like In Earnest (The Importance of Being Earnest), Kate the Cursed (The Taming of the Shrew), Jules and Monty (Romeo and Juliet), Green Gables Fables (Anne of Green Gables), The Misseltwaite Archives (The Secret Garden), Nothing Much To Do or Much Ado About a Webseries(Much Ado About Nothing), The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy (Peter Pan). There are many others, including literary inspired shows like Classic Alice and The Jane Games. You'll never be bored again.

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Dec 4, 2014 10:08PM EST
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The Lizzie Bennett Diaries is a modern twist on a classic Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice. Told in a video-diary format, Lizzie Bennet, a twenty-something grad student, recounts events to her viewers with a cynical wit and a wry smile. Fans of P+P will love the references to the original source material, and people who have never heard of Jane Austen will enjoy the style and characters. Truly a magical reinvention of a timeless tale.

The Lizzie Bennett Diaries is a modern twist on a classic Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice. Told in a video-diary format, Lizzie Bennet, a twenty-something grad student, recounts events to her viewers with a cynical wit and a wry smile. Fans of P+P will love the references to the original source material, and people who have never heard of Jane Austen will enjoy the style and characters. Truly a magical reinvention of a timeless tale.

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Jul 28, 2014 2:41AM EDT
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Very worth the time to watch, these guys have done a fantastic job!

Very worth the time to watch, these guys have done a fantastic job!

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Aug 30, 2017 6:37PM EDT
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Haven't finished the series yet but so far I'm really enjoying the format and the content.

Haven't finished the series yet but so far I'm really enjoying the format and the content.