I am one of those few people (women) who did not like Pride and Prejudice novel. I know it is weird since everyone seems to like it.
I remember reading it for the first time when I was in high school after a friend recommended it to me. I found it extremely boring and I could not understand why people liked it so much. I still own that copy of this book. Recently (4 years back), I again tried reading the book. I thought since I was matured enough to understand the story, I might like it. But again after reading first few pages, I gave up thinking it was boring. I could not understand why women liked Mr. Darcy or Lizzy so much. I quit the 2005 movie adaptation midway as it was boring, while the husband slept off while watching the movie. It was that boring.
I never knew why it was so famous. That was until I saw the 1995 BBC adaptation of the novel. I know I am quite late in the game. But I completed the 6 part TV series yesterday and I have to say this – I LOVE IT! I never thought I would say this but I loved the series and now I understand all the hype around this story.
I fell in love with Mr. Darcy. Colin Firth is so amazing in this series. I have seen him in Bridget Jones’s diary, which I now realize is a rehash of this book. He was fantastic in King’s speech but in this series, he was dashingly handsome. So good looking and I have no words to describe his acting skills. Even Jennifer Ehle as Lizzy was wonderful. Her acting was top notch. No wonder this series is so famous.
I want to watch the proposal scene all over again.
Oh Mr. Darcy! I feel like watching this series all over again. And I will. Very soon.
I am now planning to read the book again. Who knows, I might love it this time. I have also seen “Sense and Sensibility” movie and I loved it. So I want to read other novels by Jane Austen to see if I will like them. Have you read or watched Pride and Prejudice?