The well known story is about Lizzy Bennet, the second of five sisters, who falls ill to first impressions. She believes that appearance says it all, while that is not the case. She meets a pride fellow by the name of Fitzwilliam Darcy, who she finds repulsive for his selfish ways. She soon learns that Darcy is in love with her, and despite their differences, wishes to wed her. Lizzy refuses at first, only to find out Darcy's true character, which is a caring gentleman who simply has trouble in relaxing with bigger crowds. Lizzy grows to regret her decision, but feels that it is perhaps too late for her and Darcy. It is then that Darcy dares to tell her that he never stopped loving her, and he sensed that her feelings have somewhat shifted as well - he proposes again and Lizzy gladly accepts.
The King's Speech. What else can there be said? By making a mini-series BBC makes sure to give each piece of literature a justified adaptation. They are coherent, well done and very enjoyable. Each miniseries that they work on is a blessing for any English major who has literature exams! And here comes the key difference between the two pieces of adaptation: Timing.
That having been said: The difference between mediums also comes in among the same medium. A series is always (AS IN ALWAYS HOLLYWOOD!) better than a movie. This is due to the fact that most stories need time to develop and for that to happen you cannot cram certain books into a two hour movie - you just can't!!!! Despite that, however, when the script writer and the director take time to dig down and get the essence of the story, they are capable of adapting it well (even with slight changes!). A good example of this is this movie and for example the latest Jane Eyre (click here to read my review!).
Make sure you check them out both. If you have read the book you will be surprised by the accuracy of it. If you haven't, perhaps these will encourage you - that's what happened to me! If you insist that your boyfriend becomes like Mr. Darcy, then I suggest starting with the shorter version on date night :D Either way, check them out!
Until the next item on my list!