So there is a new Youtube vlog series called The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which is retelling Pride and Prejudice via video blog. Obviously for this to work, the story has been updated to the present and is being adapted as such.
I heard about it because Hank Green (blogger, vlogger, Nerdfighter and inspiration) is the Executive Producer, and I follow just about everything he does and naturally he has been promoting it.
I find that I am interested in the project. Sometimes the vlog format seems a little awkward and forced, especially in the first couple episodes. I’ve kept coming back for more, though: I subscribed to the channel, and I have started, early days though it is, looking forward to new episodes on Mondays and Thursday. I haven’t quite reached the stage where I’ve started following all the pretend characters on Twitter and Tumblr, but I am sure that is just one bored, rainy Sunday afternoon away.
If I were not insanely tired, I’d have tried to write a more content-rich musing on the topic of: Literature2.0!!! The novel format of the future? I would have discussed how social media and the computer age have affected the way we consume literature and it would have been very intelligent and insightful.
Instead, I am just going to embed some episodes:
The first I’ve included is the first episode, which is one of my least favorites but where you should probably start. The second is the most recent episode, in which this series presents a Lydia that (for a change!) I find entertaining rather than entirely hateful.