So this may surprise many but I was never a Harry Potter fan. At the risk of sounding hipster (which I don’t like) it was always too mainstream.
So you’re probably wondering what’s the point and where am I going with this? Well my boyfriend Michael and I struck a deal this summer involving Harry Potter.
So my boyfriend is a huge fan of Harry Potter, a ginormous fan. His Potteriness is as strong as my Austeniteness. He has read all the books, seen all the movies, knows the additional info, trivia, etc.
So my deal was that I would finally watch all 8 films, but for every one I saw he would have to watch an Austen film as Jane Austen is such a huge part of my life. I mean look at my blogs name. So far we have seen:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone = Pride & Prejudice (1995) Episodes 1-3
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets = Pride & Prejudice (1995) Episodes 4-6
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban = Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire = Northanger Abbey (2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix = ?
So far he seems to have liked them. His favorite was Sense and Sensibility, because so many actors that were in it were also in the Harry Potter series. In fact, you could call Harry Potter a Sense and Sensibility reunion.
I really liked Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban the best. The other ones were ok, but I thought that one had the best plot, action, & lines. I did like the booby trap scenes in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone film. Especially the chess game scene. Pretty much I’ve just been having fun spending time with him and sharing my favorite things while experiencing his.
So while I know Michael thinks he is converting me to Harry Potter and making me a fan. In reality, my evil plan is the one that is really working, as I am slowly and subtly getting Austen into his soul.
Soon he will be one of us.