If you’re not hip to Thug Notes, you really need to be. A series produced by Wisecrack. each video gives the summary and analysis of books ranging from 50 Shades of Grey to Fahrenheit 451. Thug Notes covers over 100 books (!) with more coming every month.
Last year I covered Thug Notes’ Pride and Prejudice video and I was thrilled to discover “Dr. Sparky Sweets” has also covered Emma, Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights. If you have a few minutes and you’re not opposed to some not safe for work language, you really need to check these out.
Now that we’re in the middle of winter and we are all getting cabin fever, it’s time to turn to YouTube for some entertainment!
Web series have been popular for awhile covering everything from make-up tutorials to unboxing, so it seems ripe that there would be retellings of Austen and Brontë’s works and behold, there is! Below you’ll find modern adaptations of four of Austen’s works, one Jane Eyre, and a quick summary and analysis of Pride and Prejudice just in case you have forgotten.
Word to the wise each of the series runs between 75 – 100+ episodes but each of the episodes are 2 – 4 minutes long. This should keep you plenty entertained during those slow days at work.
(I will recommend you start with The Lizzy Bennet Diaries since those are the most well known as well as popular.)
The Lizzy Bennet Diaries (Pride & Prejudice)
Autobiography of Jane Eyre
Emma Approved (Emma)
Northbound (Northanger Abbey)
Elinor and Marianne take Barton (Sense & Sensibility)
Pride & Prejudice – Thug Notes Summary and Analysis
Don’t let the name fool you. “Dr. Sparky Sweets” gives a great summary and really thought out analysis of the book, so if you’re not adverse to some strong language, definitely check this out.
This may have most of you clutching pearls but it’s too delicious not to share. A comedy troupe / production / duo (or something), SparkleSuit, have put together an eight episode web series entitled Inappropriate Jane Austen. The content is on the bawdy side and while I’m a sassy strumpet outside of this blog, I am trying to keep the blog fairly family friendly. With all of that being said, if you roughly have 10 minutes and you enjoy a bit of ribald humour, I suggest you click on the video below and giggle.