Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Emma Episode 2

We watched the second episode of Emma tonight, and, believe it or not, we liked it so much that we are presently watching it the second time! :-) This episode was even better than the last episode. Mr. Elton continues to double me over laughing. He is SUCH a dope! His attentions to Emma and his proposal are hilarious!! The riddle was great too!

In this episode we are introduced to Frank Churchill. He is played by the actor of Frederick Hale from North & South, and I like him so much better than either of the other Frank Churchills. We also meet Jane Fairfax in this episode. She doesn't have the deep voice of the others, has a much nicer singing voice, and is sweet and pretty. I can't wait to get to know her better. (I like how it gives her more background so she doesn't show up all of a sudden and make you wonder, "Who is this girl and where did she come from?")

Right now we are rewatching the moment when Emma comes to explain to Harriet about Mr. Elton. It is such a sweet moment as it shows Harriet's sweet, humble, and giving heart.

My only "dislike" about this version, I believe, is Miss Bates. She is not as breathlessly talkative and terribly cheerful as the others-- she has an element of the tragic in her. Perhaps I don't dislike it, but it is rather different. There is a most hilarious line, though, when she is talking about Mr. Elton being engaged, and about the pork that the Woodhouses sent the Bates. "Mother especially liked the hind quarter of the pork. Her name is Augusta Hawkins, and she is worth 20,000 pounds!" We girls just doubled over laughing and almost couldn't stop. It was hilarious!

And what more can I say about Mr. Knightly? *sighs* Oh!!! He is the absolute most wonderful Mr. Knightly! I adore him. He's handsome, he's kind and thoughtful and good... Every time he steps onto the scene it's like, "Woohoo!!! It's Mr. Knightly!" He might be my favorite Jane Austen hero now. :-P I like this portrayal of him even better than Jeremy Northam's, believe it or not! :-D

Costumes are nice too! Lots of jumpers and high necklines. I like that.

Well, without any further ado, here's the link to Episode 2, or if you can figure out the BBC iplayer, good for you!



Gabrielle Renee said...

I LOVE the new Mr. Knightly too!! I like him SO much better than Jeremy Northam! I can hardly believe that I am saying that! As to him being my favorite Jane Austen hero, he always was! :D The clothes are quite pretty too! I have some ideas forming in my head...

I am going to have to watch this some time soon!!! I just loved the first one!

Marianne/Emma ;) said...

I LOVE this Mr. Knightley! I thought nobody would be able to out-do Jeremy Northam, but Jonny Lee Miller has DONE IT!!

Anna said...

At first I really didn't like this Mr. Knightly, he was too short and not handsome enough. But then I watched the scene where he's talking to Emma about the invitation to the Coles. He is now 90% Mr. Knightly to me. :) He completely completely nailed that scene. I watched it almost ten times in a row. lol

I'm with you with Mrs. Bates, not quite talkative enough.

Mr. Knightly is probably my favorite too. :)

Bethany A. said...

Yup, believe it or not but I love this Emma too! :D :D


Elinor Dashwood said...

Cheers! Good for you, Beth! It's lots of fun having you watch it with us! Can't wait for next week! :-D

Holly Marie said...

Thank you for posting about the BBC Emma!!! My Mother and I have watched both episodes and liked them very much. We are eagerly awaiting your commentary and link to episode 3!
Thanks again!

Liz&Elle said...

Miss Elinor Dashwood,
I really like him as Mr.Knightley myself. I saw him as Edmund Bertram in Mansfield Park (my DVD is edited, so if there's anything like language or anything, I don't really know anything about it, though I know something must have been in it. I thought he did a great job of playing Edmund. Have you seen it?
Your curious sister in Christ,
Liz Darcy:)

Elinor Dashwood said...

Hi Liz,
No, I haven't seen that version of "Mansfield Park"... that's good that you have an edited version of it; I haven't watched it because I've heard there are some inappropriate scenes in the unedited version. That would be interesting to see Jonny Lee Miller playing Edmund!
Your sister in Christ,
"Elinor" :-)