#084: Lizzie Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (mixed media 2012) “It is a truth universally acknowledged …”


This week Joe and Todd are rejoined by special guest Kjerste Christensen to discuss the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. We talk about what is unique about a YouTube/social media adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and how in the world they managed to make Lydia a sympathetic character.

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2 thoughts on “#084: Lizzie Bennet in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (mixed media 2012) “It is a truth universally acknowledged …”

  1. Thanks for talking about one of my favourite things! Or, I suppose, this one thing that mixes all of my favourite this (P&P, modern adaptations, multi-media adapatations)!

    If you ever wanted to talk about other YouTube series, I would suggest Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party (11 episodes, by Shipwrecked Comedy, about Edgar Allan Poe inviting famous authors to his house for a mystery dinner party. Also featuring Mary Kate Wiles and Ashely Clements), Kissing in the Rain (also Shipwrecked, also short, about these two people who hate each other but always get cast as romantic leads across from each other – the first half of the episode is the scene that they’re shooting, then the director yells cut, then these two people who hate each other interacting. Very funny!), or Nothing Much to Do/Lovely Little Losers (modern youtube Shakespeare adaptations of Much Ado About Nothing/Love’s Labour’s Lost. Both feature most of the same characters. LoLiLo definitely has the better production value and is easier to get into, but both are wonderfully adapted!)

    Thanks for making such an awesome podcast! I suppose I should finish writing my papers instead if listening to it though….

    • Hi Megan,

      Thanks so much for the recommendations. As you can imagine, by now our list of things to discuss is getting very long, but we’ll do our best to get to these. I suspect Joe will be especially interested in the Poe one. We’ll get this on the list. Now get back to writing. 😉


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