This is the new show from Pemberley Digital, the company that brought us the groundbreaking Lizzie Bennet Diaries. (Also, the company that was brought to us by the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Isn't the internet neat?)
I'm super excited about this show, because -- well, because I've watched three episodes, and I'm super excited about it.
I was really into the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I think they did an awesome job capturing and modernizing Pride and Prejudice, and keeping up with it was a genuinely fun and exciting experience.
Consequently, I was pretty bummed when I felt less engaged in Welcome to Sanditon, even though Gigi was one of my favorite characters in LBD, and I couldn't even muster enough interest to keep watching Emma Approved into double digits. (As it happens, I also struggled to watch the movie version of Emma end to end. It ended up being really good, but I think that story naturally engages me less than Pride and Prejudice; I feel I have a lot in common with Lizzie, which I expect is a common experience among book nerds.)
So I'm not just excited to have a cool new series that looks like it's going to be a lot of fun, and a faithful adaptation of Frankenstein -- which I still haven't gotten around to reading, but which I know isn't quite the same as the pop culture version of the story.
I'm also excited because I enjoyed liking LBD, and being a part of that community and this new kind of media, vlog-retellings of classic literature. I'm glad I'm going to get to do that again.