The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: Episodes 11-20

It’s Friday again so that means that here on whYAnot it’s time for another watch and review for The Lizzie Bennet Diaries!

Brief summary of the episodes 11 through to 20 in my oh-so eloquent own words to follow.

NOTE: The links below in the episode titles will take you to the video for the episode on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries website so you can watch and join the fun.

Lizzie as medical student, Bing Lee

In Charming Mr. Lee, we pick up where we left off last week with Lizzie having to eat her own words and realize that Bing might actually be the right guy for Jane. But Jane’s cool attitude towards him may be too cool… When her standard greeting sounds identical for a crush, enemy or the postman, she may need to change her signals if she wants to get Bing.

Thinking up something nice to say about Darcy...

Thinking up something nice to say about Darcy…

Lizzie responds to feedback in Episode 12: Jane Chimes In when she addresses the issue of if she really is too harsh with regards to her opinions of others. It’s decided that she is on the mark with her views on Darcy when the best thing sweet and lovely Jane can say about the man is that “he’s tall”…

Inviting Bing and his sister to dinner at the Bennet household results in mass embarrassment for Lydia and Mrs Bennet in Bing! It’s time for dinner. A trip to the local watering hole for the younger generation end with embarrassment for Lizzie in I Suck at Video Games. But never the less – Lizzie does manage to see the bright side when she realizes that Jane and Bing have been on five (that’s FIVE!) dates together… if one has a rather loose interpretation of the word date.

Lizzie really really sucks at video games

Lizzie really really sucks at video games

In attempt to try to reveal the truth to viewers (as they believe Lizzie to just the tiniest bit biased [Lizzie Bennet is in Denial] when it comes to Darcy), Charlotte and Jane hijack the episode to show a factual account (with a few dramatizations) of what happened at Carter’s the other night. During their role play (Charlotte playing Bing’s valleygirlesque sister, Caroline and Jane’s version of Darcy) they manage to show a side of Darcy that Lizzie just doesn’t see.

Ep 15 - Caroline and Darcy

In Happiness in the Pursuit of Life, Lizzie disagrees with her best and second best friends views of Darcy and ponders about success, life and happiness.

Swim Week (Swimming with Scissors) has hit the university and this means dozens of gorgeous, muscular guys coming to town to compete in the local swimming carnival. Not only does this mean Lizzie has to fend off drunken guys with great abs but she needs to ‘babysit’ Lydia just incase swim week results with her becoming an aunt for the first time….

Is Lydia boy crazy... or just plain loco?

Is Lydia boy crazy… or just plain loco?

Episode 18: 25 Douchebags and a Gentleman gives us our first mention of George Wickham – a swim coach who Lizzie meets whilst chaperoning Lydia. It’s almost love at first sight when Wickham gallantly places his jacket over a beer puddle for the damsel… oh my! How sweet? And here Lizzie thought true gentlemen had gone the way of the mix tape…

Jane doesn’t want viewers to think Mrs Bennet is insane based on Lizzie’s portrayals of her but in  The Green Bean Gelatin Plan we get to see just how far Mrs B would go to help Jane and Bing’s relationship.

Wow Mom... That's a really nice cranberry gelatine mould with green beans in it...

Wow Mom… That’s a really nice cranberry gelatine mould with green beans in it…

Finally we have Enjoy the Adorbs – a special episode being hosted (and not hijacked…) by the effervescent Lydia Bennet. Never one to just sit back and be boring, Lydia reveals her plans for getting Jane and Bing together fo’ realz. Lydia Law #1 – Nothing gets done without alcohol. So the youngest Bennet sister manages to convince Bing to have a party whilst secretly plotting to get Jane and Bing so drunken that they hookup and elope. Also, we find out that Lydia’s kitty has her own twitter account

 

Not be to be outdone, Lydia shares her older sister's love of roleplaying...

Not be to be outdone, Lydia shares her older sister’s love of roleplaying…

One fifth of the way though the Lizzie Bennet Diaries! I think that many of the episodes I watched this week were filler and not really beneficial to the plot as a whole but entertaining nonetheless. I’m not sure if it’s my hatred of Lydia from the original story that’s colouring my thoughts regarding This Lydia but oh my.. she’s annoying! Lizzie is as entertaining and sarcastic as ever and in “Lizzie Bennet is in Denial” I could finally see why someone like Charlotte could be best friends with Lizzie.

That’s all I have for this week. Feel free to leave me a comment – especially if you have any pictures of Cats with Chinchillas… I still feel deprived from episode 10’s offering. Next week I’ll have a post with my thoughts regarding episodes 21 to 30.

Thanks 🙂

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