Pride and Prejudice is my favorite Jane Austen novel so I was immediately curious when I first heard of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries from my friend Janice. It’s a modern-day Pride and Prejudice retelling, told in vlog format from Lizzie’s point of view. In this version, Lizzie is a twenty-four-year-old grad student living with her parents and her two sisters, Jane and Lydia. With the help of her best friend Charlotte Lu, Lizzie has recently decided to start a video diary. Her jump off topic? How Mrs. Bennet is determined to marry off her daughters to rich, young men. It’s an intriguing take on a beloved story and I can’t wait to watch the next videos. I think the actresses that they’ve chosen for the literary characters are pretty spot-on, so far. Wonder if they’ll show the heroes in future installments?
Here’s the first video if you haven’t seen it yet:
Hank Green, who produced this series together with Bernie Su, talks about the project in this post. Links to the next two episodes (fourth one will be up soon, I think):
I think the ones that have been uploaded are pretty hilarious. What do you guys think of this? Do you agree that it’s a fun way of retelling a well-known classic?