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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Post Break: Pride and Prejudice, A Great Romantic Comedy

My favorite TV miniseries is Pride and Prejudice. I watched it for the first time on the BBC via DIRECTV in Texas several years ago. They played the show in installments, and I loved every one of them. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite classic novels, and the miniseries was very true to Jane Austen's characters. It's basically a story about relationships and women who desperately want to marry. It reminds me of how far women have come in the past 200 years. We no longer have to view marriage as our main objective in life.

The actors in Pride and Prejudice were all superb. Darcy was played by Colin Firth, and Jennifer Ehle played Lizzie. The story is set in the English countryside and in London during the early 19th century. I loved seeing the beautiful costumes worn by the actors, particularly the women. I also feel that Pride and Prejudice is great as a romantic comedy. It is extremely romantic because Lizzie and Darcy get to know each other before they fall in love, which is unlike the contrived romances in most Hollywood movies. This miniseries is also very funny, and I loved the performance of the actress who plays Mrs. Bennet. Her voice and mannerisms made her performance one of the best of the entire series.

Posted by Jerold Austin

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