Cast and Crew: Julia Sawalha, Lucy Davis
What It’s About: Elizabeth Bennett (Jennifer Ehle) meets a gentleman above her station, Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth) at a ball, and it is hatred at first sight…but first impressions aren’t always everything…
Why Watch it Today?: Mr. Darcy is introduced to the Bennetts through his friend Mr. Bingley, who purchases a home in the area. The Bennetts first meet Mr. Bingley (Crispin Bonham-Carter) on this date. While a five-part mini-series might be out of our normal purview, this classic adaptation of Jane Austin’s novel is worth breaking the rules for.
In lieu of a trailer, the first part, with a Russian guy talking over it, that all-purpose method of translation: