Lost in Austen (2008)

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Amanda, an ardent Jane Austen fan, lives in present day London with her boyfriend Michael, until she finds she's swapped places with Austen's fictional creation Elizabeth Bennet.

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A modern day New Yorker and ardent Jane Austen fan somehow swaps places with Austen's fictional creation, Elizabeth Bennett.

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 Amanda Price (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Darcy (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Kitty Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Mrs. Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Jane Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Lydia Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Bingley (4 episodes, 2008)
Ruby Bentall ...
 Mary Bennet (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Caroline Bingley (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Wickham (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Mr. Collins (3 episodes, 2008)
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 Pirhana (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Michael (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Elizabeth Bennet (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Lady Catherine de Bourgh (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Charlotte Lucas (2 episodes, 2008)
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Amanda Price is dissatisfied with her life in modern London. Her favorite escape is getting lost in the pages of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. One night, Amanda is startled to come face to face with the novel's protagonist, Elizabeth Bennet. A small door in her apartment mysteriously links their worlds. Eventually, Amanda becomes trapped on the other side, while Elizabeth remains in the modern world. Now as the events of her favorite book unfold in all the wrong ways, Amanda tries desperately to set things straight, but inevitably makes things worse. Will this fractured version of a classic tale lead Amanda to her own happily-ever-after? Written by L. Hamre

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The green velvet gown with gold and white trimmings worn by Christina Cole (Caroline Bingley) is the same costume worn by Emma Thompson (Elinor Dashwood) to the ball in London in Sense and Sensibility (1995). See more »

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When Mrs. Bennet and the girls' carriage has broken down, just as Wickam arrives, you can see a airplane or helicopter in the distant sky over Mrs. Bennet's head. See more »

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Amanda Price: [Thinking, referring to Caroline] You think you're the girl for him! Step off, Caroline. You conniving, smirking...
Amanda Price: Bumface!
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Wonderful breath of fresh air!
7 September 2008 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I am utterly captivated by this refreshing take on Austen. I used to love romantic periodical novels when much younger, but they have since fallen out of favour with me, as they are all so alike. Here I am quite unaware, as of yet, what may happen and I absolutely adore the suspense.

The actors are well chosen for their task and I am quickly falling in love with them one by one. I never thought I would see Mr Bingley as adorable, but in this it is quite so. The characterizations over all are very well thought out, especially Mr Bennet (the father). I must also give Alex Kingston some cheer for her portrayal of Mrs Bennet, as it is a far more layered performance than one would first expect.

Our leading lady is also quite the find. She is very human without being the typical foot-in-mouth we usually see in these trapped-in-another-world stories. Not to say that she doesn't make mistakes, but it has yet to become painful or terribly unbelievable in any way.

So to summarize: Watch this series, not because you are an Austen puritan, which may make you regret such action, but because you love periodicals, fantasy and beautiful language. Oh, and romance that takes its sweet time. ^^


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