PBS was showing the Masterpiece Theatre version of this movie last night - I happened up on the very beginning and thought I'd give it a few minutes... I liked the actresses - and hey - Mr Weasley was in this one!It was probably a "sense" of guilt that made we want to watch it - as I've never been tempted before. You see - much to my utter embarrassment as a reader - I have never been able to get into these books. The language has never sucked me into that little world of complex intrigue that exists in the hearts and minds of the characters.
There being nothing "sensible" about staying up until Midnight - I am partially regretting the decision... but there it is, the regret ends there. I feel so much more of a complete person now that my neighbor (who happens to be a big Austen fan) and my Sister in Law (who reads/watches Austen on a regular basis) cannot chide me any longer for not even knowing the story!
I have to admit that I was caught up in the story - I obliged and hated the awful Mr. W while cheering for the Colonel - I despaired for Elinor's happiness throughout but really thought that she needed to get over it a little sooner... so I guess I was wrong there 'eh? Unfortunately - unlike the quiz results (down there in the side bar...) I didn't really find myself to have resembled Elinor in my youth... I hate to admit to being a little more impulsive like Marianne... it's a good thing that it's never too late for maturity to strike!
Now that I've gotten a taste of the Austen world - perhaps I can finally get some use out of her collected works that I received for Christmas last year. And lest you think that Q would buy such a thing - I picked 'em up... they're beautifully bound and look GREAT on the shelf at least :)