Yes!!! I’ve finally watched it. In one day. Yes, the entire series and I don’t know how time flew. For those very few who don’t know what this is about: It’s a mini series and a different spin on Pride and Prejudice. Amanda Price, a 20th Century girl from London, frequently immerses herself in the World of P&P as an escape, when one day she finds herself in the World of Austen, switching places with Elizabeth at that. Needless to say the plot doesn’t go as she knows it does.
I was a little skeptical at first. Although I’m not an Austen purist I had heard the main plots in this version were changed. But I was pleasantly surprised.
How many of us, when we were young, wanted to swap places with Elizabeth and have Darcy love you instead? I know I did. Amanda has just this dream of her fulfilled. She gets to live in the P&P world and get to the characters up close.
I gasped so many times at the twists in this series and thought to myself that this clearly cannot be happening. I mean Jane marrying Collins? Outrageous!!!
There were a couple of twists I didn’t like-Bingley falling for Amanda. I mean seriously? Thankfully the writer did not continue on that.
But some of faves were
–Wickham turning out to be a good man after all. That was refreshing.
–And the best of all was Caroline Bingley being a lesbian. I mean really. Who saw that coming?
I thought I would not like to see Darcy falling in love with Amanda instead of Elizabeth but it was so well done that I was rooting for Amanda all the way.
5/5. Do watch it if you haven’t.
You know what the best scene I thought in the movie was? When Amanda asks Darcy to do this one thing.
Oh yes, another one of my fantasies 🙂
Whats your take on this version of P&P? Did you like it?