Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mini Series Review: Lost In Austen

After a dispute with her boyfriend, Amanda lands in the 19th-century world of author Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. While helping the Bennet sisters find husbands, Amanda accidentally causes problems that could alter the course of the tale. Throughout this British series, Amanda must balance her feelings for Mr. Darcy (Elliot Cowan) with her responsibility to the one of the world's greatest love stories. Jemima Rooper stars.

Lost In Austen
Released: 2008
Runtime: 4 episodes/45mins each
Rating: 4/5 stars
Buy: Amazon (UK) || Amazon (US)

Yesterday i reviewed Austenland by Shannon Hale, so i'm really in mood to review even more Austen related work. But this time i'm here with a Mini Series that i found by accident.

I really had doubts about this one, and it took me some time to actually convince myself to watch it. But when i started with the 1st episode i just couldn't just and so i sat there and watched all 2 & half hours of it.

The best thing about it so how unbelievably funny and true is it. Amanda goes into Pride & Prejudice 's world while Jane comes to ours. Amanda has serious problem to adapt though. At first, she almost gets every single thing wrong. From how she is dressed to how she acts. And not just that, but due time she sees that not everything is as described by Austen, with slightly changes to the story (i liked how the authors even make jokes on their changes and how Austen would fell about them) and she change it too. You can imagine what a mess all this can be.

For mini series it's also really well done. The cast is really good in acting and really into their roles. Some were known and some unknown to me, but all of them were really great and took me right into the story.
The clothes, the directing it's also good enough. Don't expect a high class production like the 2005 Pride & Prejudice but it's more than acceptable for tv. It was actually surprisingly good.

Bottom line, you don't need to be an Austen fan to like it. It's for everyone and it can easily entertain you.And it's definitely as heavy as the usual Austen movies. Personally, i can even watch it more than once easily.

Cast: Jamina Rooper (The Black Daliah), Elliot Cowan ( The Golden Compass), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Morven Christie (Young Victoria),Christina Cole (Casino Royale), Gemma Arterton (Prince of Persia),Lindsay Duncan(Alice in Wonderland),  Michelle Duncan (Atonement)


  1. Keep blogging about Austen and I may just have to marry you ;P But I agree, this show is very entertaining. I've watched it twice since discovering it on Netflix.

    1. Oh i have actually blogged about Austen a lot before (here :P
      I need to find some new Austen work to check out now ^^

    2. Really?! I shall have to back track. I'm a bit new to the scene (and your blog) so I'm behind on all goodies.


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