6. Saturday · Lizzie Bennett Diaries Watch-a-long

Lizzie Bennet Diaries Episodes 33-36

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I missed last week due to a combination of illness and general chaos in my life which sometimes takes over but we are back and I am hoping we might finally get to see Darcy…lets see if we do, meet you on the other side….

Poor Bing how could Jane not thank him properly for the flowers then they just up and leave without a minutes warning, its like kicking a puppy.  Lizzie is starting to see the cracks in Caroline’s behaviour and it was interesting to see Jane defending Darcy a little more vigorously than in the original, it is also fascinating to consider how the modern Lizzie reacts to Darcy’s character, although we do expect her to be eating humble pie at a later date.

We see Mr Collins put in a repeat appearance, and I think I can safely say I have met quite a few Mr Collins’s down the years.  The modern day Lizzie Bennet has far more freedom to get away from him than Elizabeth did, and this is one of the moments in this series that has really made me think about how lucky we are today that we have the freedoms we do.  We are able to have a career, support ourselves and remain independent rather than marrying for money, position or security.  Part of me thinks had I lived two hundred years ago I would have ended up either burnt at the stake or in an asylum but the chances are I would have accepted my fate having been brought up to expect nothing more from life than a dozen kids and bread on the table if you were lucky, not a pleasant thought.

Gutted we still have not met Darcy maybe next week, I keep trying to work out how the story lines tie in to one another and where he may make his first appearance the return home must surely delay it but hopefully not for long.

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