For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, let me fill you in. It’s a series on Youtube with over 100 “episodes” of Elizabeth (a.k.a. Lizzie) vlogging about her life. In the series, viewers not only see Lizzie venting about life in general, but also get the chance to see familiar characters such as Charlotte, Lydia, Jane, and of course, Darcy.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries was created by nerdfighter, Hank Green, brother to author John Green. The web series has been well received, with thousands of loyal followers and seven Streamy Award nominations. In addition, there have been a few spin-offs, which include The Lydia Bennet Diaries.
The remix is unique, in that the actors completely become their characters. It’s almost as if the characters are real—several people on Tumblr, including John Green, would argue that they are real. For example, several of the characters have Twitter accounts that were updated frequently when the web series was still going.
For those interested, I’ve included episode 6 from the series, titled “Snobby Mr. Douchey.” I’m sure you can guess who it’s about.