Emma Woodhouse, re-imagined as a bold, smart, idealistic, and audacious young female entrepreneur with an expertise in life coaching and matchmaking. Emma partners up with lifelong friend Alex Knightley, whose straight, logical, business mind clashes against Emma constantly, yet is exactly what she needs.
I didn’t really know what to expect because Lizzie Bennet had been low budget (and it showed, really), so I was really surprised and delighted at how wider and livelier this was from the outset.I watched The Diary of Lizzie Bennet halfway, stopped for a break because it’s a huge series and discovered this made by the same team (with different actors).
Mind you, completely helped by the lovely actress playing the role of Emma, Joanna Sotomura, that has so much camera presence. She’s beautiful, and I’m a sucker for cute and beautiful. It helped that the cast kept growing with each episode (unlike Diaries which until halfway was when they started bringing in anyone outside the sisters).
Mind you I’m not bashing shows, I liked Diaries it’s just after watching it, it was very refreshing to watch this because of how much more there was (from stages, actors, props, changes of place every episode).
I was completely riveted to Emma and binge watched to the end in a ridiculously small time. Helped by the fact it was not only finished, but fully and freely available in YouTube (which still are, and I adore this new format for shows!).
Each episode was from 5 minutes to 10, short but it goes to show how good writing doesn’t need to happen in drawn out 40 minutes episodes to be successful. Because let me tell you: the characterization happened and was on point for the characters, I grew to love them and care for them very quickly.
I’ve never read Emma, in fact must say I’ve only read Pride & Prejudice and Persuasion, so I didn’t know any twists. I saw comments that it was wonderfully actualized and was in fact following the story and cutting the drollness of the original.
I tried reading Emma after watching this show because that was how much I loved it: I wanted more of these characters. Sadly, very disappointing because the book bored me and I couldn’t continue.
Returning to the show: I must’ve watched the climax episode like more than ten times because of how perfect it was. The acting was ridiculously good and every single tear shed was so good. I give my utmost props to the whole team.
I really liked the ending, and how it was sweet but didn’t go over the top.
I definitely recommend people watch this: it’s short, beautiful, wonderfully acted, and you’ll fall in love just like I did (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤
Happy watching, everyone! (●♡∀♡)
Have you heard about this series before? Have you seen it? If so, I’d love to know what you think of it!