Pride and Prejudice – Episode 1
Are you ready for it? Brace yourselves because here is the first episode of Pride and Prejudice! Just for you to watch! Consider it a little Valentines gift from me to you!
Seriously I am so excited to have these episodes on my blog!! I know I love Pride and Prejudice – you better too!
If you aren’t sure what Pride and Prejudice is here is a little snippet from Wikipedia on it:
Pride and Prejudice is a six-episode 1995 British television drama, adapted by Andrew Davies from Jane Austen‘s 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice.Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth starred as Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy. Produced by Sue Birtwistle and directed by Simon Langton, the serial was aBBC production with additional funding from the American A&E Network. BBC One originally broadcast the 55-minute episodes from 24 September to 29 October in 1995. The A&E Network aired the serial in double episodes on three consecutive nights beginning 14 January 1996.
Set in England in the early 19th century, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Mr and Mrs Bennet’s (Benjamin Whitrow and Alison Steadman) five unmarried daughters (Susannah Harker, Jennifer Ehle, Lucy Briers, Polly Maberly, Julia Sawalha) after the rich and eligible Mr Bingley (Crispin Bonham-Carter) and his status-conscious friend, Mr Darcy, have moved into their neighbourhood. While Bingley takes an immediate liking to the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, Darcy has difficulty adapting to local society and repeatedly clashes with the second-eldest Bennet daughter, Elizabeth. The New York Times called the adaptation “a witty mix of love stories and social conniving, cleverly wrapped in the ambitions and illusions of a provincial gentry”.
I think my favorite character is Mr. Darcy – but who doesn’t just love him?!
Here is a little bio for you all – just to get you ready for the epicness that is Mr. Darcy!
Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy is the male protagonist of the novel. 28 years old and unmarried, Mr Darcy is also the wealthy owner of the renowned family estate of Pemberley in Derbyshire, and is rumored to be worth at least £10,000 a year. This amounts to the equivalent income today of around £8,000,000 although this calibration fails to properly demonstrate Darcy’s wealth.
Such an income would have put him among the 400 wealthiest families in the country. Handsome, tall, and intelligent, but rather asocial, his aloof decorum and rectitude are seen by families in the country. Handsome, tall, and intelligent, but rather asocial, his aloof decorum and rectitude are seen by many as evidence of excessive pride. He makes a poor impression on strangers, such as the landed gentry of Meryton, but is valued by those who know him well. As the novel progresses, Darcy and Elizabeth are repeatedly forced to be in each other’s company, resulting in each altering their feelings for the other through better acquaintance and changes in environment. At the end of the work, both overcome their differences and first impressions to fall in love with each other.