The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

Posted by: on Aug 2, 2012 | One Comment

For the next two weeks there is only one thing on television: The Olympics. As it’s a slow season for new TV shows at the moment, why not turn to online shows?

Youtube isn’t just for music and videos of cute animals yawning! A lot of film makers have turned to online platforms, experimenting with telling stories in a different way.

I’ve been following an online version of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  It’s called ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ and it was created by Hank Green, a web entrepreneur who has already been successful in many online avenues, from music to writing.

If you want a change from the Olympics but are only finding re-runs on TV, then try ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’.

It’s shot as a video blog diary with professional actors.  Pride and Prejudice is retold in an innovative, modern and entertaining way.  The actors are likable; Lizzie Bennet is definitely channeling some Jenna Marbles sarcasm, Lydia Bennet can be hilarious, and Bing Lee is cute .

The creators of the show have also utilised social media, with their characters on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr, to make them more realistic.  For some light entertainment unrelated to sport, check out The Lizzie Bennet Diaries on Youtube.