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If an adventure is a trip without a destination, I’d have to say this is more about her journey than her adventures. Because this was all about the ‘trip’ rather than her destination.
My heart hurt for Lydia. As everything went wrong, again (admittedly by her own faults), she stopped caring, and that was the strange thing. But, I get it. Girl, I have been there. I still go there sometimes. I’m glad you caught on eventually, and despite not caring, you didn’t give up.
Okay, so, it’s safe to say these characters are real to me. And they are. In a way, they always have been, due to my love of P&P, but, there brought to life in such a new way. And, thanks to the amazing writers, and the talented Mary Kate Wiles, Lydia was brought to life in a way that made her.... sympathetic. I don’t want to say redeeming, but... they made her likable in a way she’s never been before.
Okay... the scene where Lydia confronts George... I knew it’d be in there, and I knew they had thought about having it in the webseries, but decided not to, but I didn’t know. I didn’t know what it’d be, or how much I would love it. I am so proud of Lydia.
AND MARY! I was initially disappointed that things with Eddie didn’t work out, but man... he was a douche. I’m honestly bit horrified. But I’m glad things worked out so much better for her. And it was nice to have Denny mentioned, even if I was temporarily confused, thinking of P&P’s version of Denny, and wondering why they were hanging with George’s friend. But, then I remembered, in the videos, he’s Mary’s friend.
Also, I always liked what they did with Mary in the webseries. I was always disappointed she wasn’t in more of Lizzie’s videos, and enjoyed her in Lydia’s videos.
THE ONLY THING I AM DISAPPOINTED WITH, IS THAT WE NEVER GET TO SEE ANY LYDIA AND GIGI INTERACTIONS. I always wanted to see it, but, understandably it never happened. But, hello! She’s going with Darcy to the Bennet’s for Christmas. WE MISSED IT BY A FREAKING DAY.
I so enjoyed getting to be able to join Lydia on her journey. Watching her grow, and cope. Meet new friends in New York, that she actually keeps. Good friends. Nice parallels with her running to Jane, and it was nice to see how Jane had changed. AND BING CALLING LYDIA HIS FUTURE SISTER-IN-LAW!
Obviously I can’t be coherent, but my love for this book, and Lizzie’s book, is real. Hell, anything Pemberley Digital does, has my love.
Lydia's story was like a trainwreck in slow motion, but it made her triumph that much more sweeter.
Mary Kate playing a subdued Lydia was jarring, but fit well with her story from the LBD series. The Bennet parents are given much more exposition here, and you actually come to like their mother.
MK also does very uncanny impressions of Mrs. Bennet... and Jane. Dear lord, does she do that impression justice.
Speaking of which, we need a third book with Jane as the protagonist! Although Laura Spencer is pretty busy these days...