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LOST IN AUSTEN

austen1Going to guess Jane Austen purists aren’t pleased with this.
Instead of Alice down a rabbit hole or through the looking-glass, Amanda Price, a modern-day Jane Austen fan goes through the door in wall of her loo and ends up in Elizabeth Bennet’s home, Longbourn.

austen3Why? Because she found Elizabeth Bennet, heroine of the Jane Austen classic, Pride and Prejudice in her loo of course. Isn’t that perfectly normal to find a fictional character from 200 years ago in your bathroom? Then Amanda and Elizabeth kinda switch places, more like, times. While Elizabeth settles happily into 21st Century life, Amanda causes all sorts of havoc in early 1800s England and to the novel, Pride and Prejudice.

Includes a lot of back and forth, obvious oddness, and some very funny moments.

Highlights? Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow) as the clueless Bingley, Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as the fretful and annoying Mrs Bennet, and Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as the off in his own la la land Mr. Bennet.

This 4 part miniseries was an invigorating departure as one doesn’t often see Austen and time travel together, but the ending was unsatisfying.austen5

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3 thoughts on “LOST IN AUSTEN

  1. I loved Lost In Austen. I love P&P any way so this really caught my imagination. Plus, a little fact for you:- When Darcy ends up in Modern day ‘London’, that’s actually Leeds, West Yorkshire. I know this because I lived around the corner from that street they showed & walked down it every day for two years so recognised it instantly. Wikipedia (the source of all knowledge) confirmed that the whole of Lost in Austen was filmed in Yorkshire.

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