24 2 / 2013
1. Very excited to see how Bing’s reappearance plays out.
2. Also (Lady) Catherine’s storyline.
3. And Darcy’s reappearance, of course.
4. But mostly still uncomfortable with how the Wickham storyline played out. I feel like there’s still a gaping story-hole with many, many things unaccounted for as of yet - perhaps this is intentional: Lizzy is kept in the dark and the conveyance for the story is HER diaries, so I keep telling myself to give the creators the benefit of the doubt.
However, as it currently stands, they gave Gigi agency while taking it away from Lydia. The Lydia of the books might have had a tragic end, but she’s oblivious to it and in the end, it was her choice. Darcy asked what she wanted, she wanted to be married to George (as unwise a decision as the audience knows it to be), and she gets precisely that.
5. Clearly, in the Lydia-Wickham storyline there was abuse. It’s an effective way of showing the danger of George in a 21st century storyline but again, why make it about abuse if no one will address the matter as such? I feel like a group of writers so cognizant of the fact that their audience is made up of a large percentage of impressionable young women would at least pay lip service to the fact that abuse is what went down, and that Lydia is AWOL because she’s getting help and getting better, please respect her privacy at this time, yadda yadda yadda.
6. I miss Charlotte.
7. I really adore this fanfic ( The Opposite of Love is Indifference (on AO3)) because of how it characterizes how Lizzie deals with the fallout of all of her misjudgements — which is something that I don’t think any of the adaptations, not even the book itself, really does justice to. Emma gets to wallow a bit in hers (“I seem doomed to blindness”) but Lizzie has just as much reason to question herself and her future assessments but it doesn’t get the time to properly explore those feelings.