What did I think of it? I absolutely loved it. I loved it even more than the more recent one starring Keira Knightley. I think the stars from this 1995 version, Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, are Elizabeth and Darcy. They just are. And the fact that it was made into a six episode series just makes the adaptation that much more wonderful -- everything important from the book (as far as I could tell) made it to the screen. All of the characters were appropriately developed. And the sets! Oh my goodness, the locations, especially outdoors, were stunning.
I have a thing for period pieces, and with Pride and Prejudice being one of my favorite books, I had high expectations prior to watching this series. I'm happy to say they were met and then some.
Here were some of my favorite quotes:
"I am no longer astonished at you knowing only six accomplished women, Mr. Darcy, I rather wonder at your knowing any." - Elizabeth
"An unhappy alternative lies before you. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do." - Mr. Bennet
"I am determined that nothing but the deepest love could ever induce me into matrimony." - Elizabeth
"In vain have I struggled, it will not do. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." - Darcy
Are you a fan of Pride and Prejudice, too? Which adaptation is your favorite?