So it has been a while since I reviewed the first episode for Horrorfest V. I had meant to do it in December, but then wasn’t able to as I was so focused on the 30 Day Challenge: Literature Loves.
I was planning to do it in January, but then I was trying to finish the 30 day challenge as I was behind.
Then February came with Romance is in the Air: Part V and the evacuation; and the next thing you know it is almost April, but here we go.
So I actually enjoyed the first episode, which surprised me as I did not care for the book. In the TV show it looks like they are playing up the supernatural aspect more and trying to make it more mysterious.
I didn’t care for their portrayal of Elizabeth and Colonel Fitzwilliam, but I enjoyed the way Darcy was played.
We last left off with Elizabeth discovering a letter burned by Colonel Fitzwilliam. Will we discover what it held?
Will Wickham be put on trial for the murder of Captain Dennys?
Will the Darcy-Bennet-Bingley family stay strong or be ripped apart?
Now will my views stay the same or change?
So we start off this episode with Darcy having a tender moment with his son ad I like that they included this in the TV show instead of just shutting the children off. I know that most parents in his position and wealth didn’t spend a lot of time with their children, having them occupied with governesses and the like; but I feel like both Darcy and Elizabeth would play a bigger role in their children’s lives. I mean look at the way he treats Georgiana.
Lydia is staying with them for the ordeal and Darcy meets with the doctor who had been looking in on her, and sends him on his way. Elizabeth tries to gather the servants to deal with the situation and calm everyone down. Sadly, Mrs. Bennet is going to cause issues with her dramatics-as always- but luckily the Doctor hadn’t left yet and can deal with her exclamations.
The servants are agog and shocked at when they find out the ball is canceled, but of course they can have no such thing with what Wickham is facing.
So Wickham is being such a
All he does is go on and on about what he wants.
I mean he is in jail for murder and all he wants is for Darcy to go to his every whim and get him a better room.
But interestingly, Wickham seems to have something on the Colonel as whatever he asks for, Colonel Fitzwilliam supplies.
Colonel F and Wickham, a secret deal?
One things this TV show does really well, is play around with the setting. They show the grand estate, the opulence, but also how empty it is- creating a beautiful contrast. We have the beauty and decorations, showing how they should be happy for Christmas and the ball but instead faced with such horror-and each filled with loneliness.
One servant was going to talk but shushed by another probably thinks it is a witch. Darcy so cold, you need to communicate with your ide man.
Good thing Darcy has his cousin to get his back, or he is planning on putting a knife in there. What is his conection to Whickham whyis he afraid
Elizabeth thinks back to one of her eraly bals as Mrs. Darcy and how everyone talked about her. Poor Elizabeth. Wonders of Darcy regerts marrying her now tied to Wickham even more.
Henry tries to help with them, Georgunana wants to help Col F wants to send Georgina on far away to distance hersekf from everything, but Georgiana doesn’t want to go. Poor girl, everything has happene to her, so strong.
Darcy brooding about, so is col.. Two brooding mwn too many.
Sir Selwyn returns to ointerview everyone about their buisness. Nothing seems quite right, something is not right about the whole thing and sir selwyn is on the case to solve it. Questions Lydia but she isn’t super helpful thinks denny still in love with her. Se an empty flowerpot-her and her mother.
Ellizabeth speaks to Darct abot the letter but he won’t think about his cousin doing anything wrong childhood friend closer than a brother, of course believe the best
Oh no dad overheard them a he was sitting in the libraryc He called for Jane, and she and Bngley willbe coming
The two laugh at Lydiaand her outrageous behavior-cute image of her and her father’s relationship and shows how much she is the favorite over he others
Elizabeth qursestions the maids wgho saw the “ghst”-trying to find out more about the woman-same one that hissed ay Elizabeth. Elizabeth tells him that she ran intothe woman as well, trying to show culd be soie ekse but Selwyb focused on a man
ColF sees Georgiana with Henry doesn’t like it.
Jane arrivs-comfort Lydia goes on and on what a jerk, the two deserve each others.. Jerks flock together.
Col zF tells everyone what happened where he went had a meeting with a lady-needs help with her vrother-trying to protect her reoutation, is she tekkub the truth? Sie Selwun discoverec this fact already and klets it go at that.
Poor Darcy- this is killing him-
Church all peple can talk about is Wickham’s arrest-Lydia playing up her role of injured wife for all to see feek sorry for, etc, Oh come on. Mdern days I’d punch her i the face-sidney from Scream stryle.
Minister hilarious-getting the fdigs in knowing people come to gossip rather than attend church. Elizabeth tries to gold Darcy’s hand, but he breaks the hold. Jane and Dad team up to take care pf Mrs. Bennet and Lydia to try and help and protect the Days.
Love this dad-spo hilarious and animated
Much more active-good portrayal. Alvesto tries to propose to Herginna-he’sbetter in the TV show but I still think he woul have made a better villian. Oh well.
Back in the cabin in the woods baby crying and then we switch back to the Darcy Bennet Bigley family. Elizabeth and Jane stop to visit Louisa and William to bring them things-Louisa os nursing the baby! You know wgat that means.
Elizabeth inites the fanily to come sta in the house,but they say they are fine. Mr. Bidwell. Elizabeth tries yo reveak Bidwell of duties, but no they fine. YTries to bring Will his book, but no-too sic. Simething not right-bresides Louisa being the real mother. Will creepily stares at them thriugh te window-something not right here.
Darcy has disappeared as they are ready to leave. Jane goes intothe cariage while Elizabeth searches the woods. Where carazy grandfather buried?
Yep, WElizabeth surprised-hguess he never tokd her aout the crazy one in his family. Has to find out from Georginana.
Great gradfater-gambler, almost lost Pemberely. Herit deth b suicide.
Darcy afraid he will lose everything.
Why he was all about duty when proposed orginally-better understand the man se marrie.
Crying-afraid that Darcy regrets everything. Reveks t to jane embarrasec of family-wicjha’s connectionLizzy feels to blame
Stress, shame, Scandel-all overpowering. Jae strnger character-more sure iof sekf and congident-older, past life expereiences, wrks wekl.
Louisa carving something out of tree FD Y?
Darcy goes to visit Wickham in his cekll, not fun not pleasant. Darcy tinks about when he gets Lydia and Wick to marry, Not plesant then either.
Wick so evil foesn’y even care about Lydia-nothin. Already has it prepared the price to buy him. Sock him in the face please.
Modern adaption where someone knocks him in the face plaease-although Prom and Prejudice has a good whack I want more.
OMG all he cabn think of s being famous-using the expereience to maje him money. Then tries to get money from Darcy more-Slap him please.
Darcy agres to help if and when rekeased Wick reminds him of he boy they saw hangg years ago-ickham ckaims he did not jill his frid, but it looks bad-very bad. If not him, then who??
Elizabeth goes to the housejeeper and sets her out to question Louisa- Sir selwyn finds the carvings in the woods as he is investigating-his men finda broken piece of log wirok wth blood on igt.
Jane takes Lydia and Mrs. Bennet away-Jane hoping to isolate-while Lydia proves to be
a mayche set as she is preparing her own memiors of the event. Back at the Darcy’s colo plas on asking for georginans-Darcy great big brother and wants her to decide- Elizabrth so anti. I dont know why she was thinking about marrying the Col hewrself before-seriously what is u with you?
Why does Col F act like such a jerk in this-I don’t like the way they wrote him-nothing like the P&P charctwr
Darcy tries to save Georgina reputation to put him with the Col,but Elizabeth angry-feels all his against Alevetson against her. Kots od f=discord on this house.
Sir Selwyn calls Darcy to look at the carving ofd F Y D Darcy knows nothing about it but Selwyn thinks it is him the FD for Fitwawilliam Darcy
Louisa comes to Elizabeth-tells truth about the fbaby-hiding from her father ad family as mother knows as they do. Freddie is sweet and kind and loves him,but don’t know about that. He says that he will take her and little Georgiw away-told her his name Freddie Delancy. Sadly Mr. Dlancy is probabably taken off and given a fake name.
MMr. Alevetsin has returned-Georginana turns him away-
georian sad but will ot say more. Aw poor Hrnry, actually liked him in this portrayal
Less suspicious than in the book.
Aw, heartbroken girl Elizabeth furious with Dracy fir his control over Georginana
Drarcy heads offto the inquest, what will be the outcome
So much more dramatuc than tat dry dust of a bok. I feel like I on’t know what will happen next even though I have read the book. Just the emotion poured out by te actots good job all.
lveston goe to Darcy and offers help, good thig in knowing a lawyer. Sweet guy event though lov and dreams crushhed-ojay like him better.
The onquest such a lively afaur, never se anything like that in present times.
Elizabeth suits up in jher coar but before she can go out gets a note for the regiment. Elizabeth decides to head to the inqyest to speak to Darcy and tae the picnic, taking theLouisa with her.
Carriage driver sbeieves in the ghost- oesn’t look good for Wickham him after Denny and then gunshots being heard. Mr. Pratt finished-Sir Selwyn not the what he wants on his tands.
Next is Mr. Wickham-clims innocent, but did say when found that he killed him-it is his fault. Says that he geells that if he hadn’t been drinking hit woyld have been better-blames himself fr the death but didn’t actually do it. Cocky cheek.
Uhoh-question why Wickham is banned from the house-now Mr. Darcy is having to say whyouch.
Darcy just says that je is affable man-aends there not violent.
Dr. called to look at the large stone found where the bos was. Asked if used as murder weapin-turns out that it is consistant with the wound. Wickham defensive, but must not talk when not asked. Things look bad-
Jury sent out to consider verdict-will he go on triak or be acquitted? There’s another episde in her you know he will go on trial.
Elixabeth tells Louisa that Freddie does not exist-man a liar and missing. Louisa goes to take the food heartbriken-Louisa sses Wickham and recognizes him, taking off running as qyuick as she can. Telkls Elizabeth that Fredie is
Mr. Wickgham is to go on triakl-houting by all Louisa hystrerical fade to black-fantastic Dd such a great job-better than the book much better than that dull book. Makes you want to see what happens next.