I’ve been toying with seeing the new Hollywood version of Pride & Prejudice after reading some favourable reviews from Bloggers That I Trust. But given the ridiculous number of Sundays that sister Rhi and I used to spend watching the entire six-hour BBC version, only tearing our gaze from Mr Darcy long enough to refill the bowl of Crispy M&Ms, I felt it was her opinion that I should trust. And here it is, typos and all.
“P&P was bound to be a disappointment after the BBC mini-series, and it was. It was quite funny, more obviously so than the BBC version, but at crucial moments the dialogue was totally out of character (too Hollywoody for my liking). But then some of the casting was totally un-Hollywood – Keira’s chest is as flat as a pancake and Mr. Darcy wasn’t even moderately attractive (or tall). No tension, no lustful glances, no chemistry, no Colin Firth. The only improvement on the BBC version was the casting of Lizzie’s older sister – beautiful instead of horsey!”
And a follow-up one month later.
“I saw Pride & Prejudice again, just to see if it improved the second time around (it didn’t) because quite a few people have told me they thought it was good (idiots).”
L to R: BBC Jane, a horse.