The Lizzie Bennet Diaries: OMG.

Pretty much this whole post is going to be below the fold, because it features spoilers of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries.  As a consolation, here's a link to a playlist of the first 10 episodes.

 And here's the new episode, in which SPOILER BELOW

Are you ready?  Okay.  In which we finally see Darcy.

Who, by the way, looked ridiculously familiar, and I couldn't figure out why.  At first, I thought he was the guy from the Put This On videos, being similarly round-faced and well-dressed.

Not quite, though.  I briefly entertained the possibility that it was Michael Swaim, but (though I couldn't totally remember what he looked like) I knew the voice was way off.

So, I checked the video credits on the Lizzie Bennet Diaries page. (I should probably have thought of that sooner.)  It turns out it's Daniel Vincent Gordh, and I was on the right track with Michael Swaim, because I know him from his Cracked videos, in which he looks substantially more ridiculous.

Changing topics now,

I don't know how I feel about Lizzie's and Darcy's on-screen chemistry.  They both seem incredibly stodgy and awkward, but I kind of feel like they're supposed to?  I don't know.  On the one hand, I feel strongly like there's something wrong with the way they're acting on screen.  On the other, I feel like it might just be that I've been spoiled by decades of smooth likable leading men, or a very particular kind of awkward, that makes it difficult to accept other kinds of performances.

Also: Darcy is in the thumbnail for the next video!  I can't wait.  I can't wait so much.