And just when did this thread change from "Darcy-Hot-Pants-Firth vs McFadyen" to "Jane Eyre Swooning/did you see it/should I buy it"???
(That said, I've got both episodes of JE on tape ready to watch).
Hauling this thread back on topic
: ...in the past week I've watched the Firth P&P and enjoyed it, rewatched the McFadyen (both viewings with DH, the big softie), and read Aylmer's Darcy's Story
. They did a good job of making Darcy unlikable and then modestly transformed in the BBC P&P, although I felt somewhat popped on the head with points of obviousness at times. The double wedding was overly precious, IMO, and DH pointed out Bingley's dinglies hanging out for all to see during the nuptials
So I'll take both versions, depending on how quick a romantic fix I require. I am just sad...