Just finished watching part 3 of this. And, I'm completely hooked...again.
Never been much of a Jane Austen fan despite being a major English lit geek! LOL Never really "got" Austen's writing before; just "endured" reading her novels when required; never really understood the big deal behind the character of Mr. Darcy; and never advocated movies over the original works. I'm not only a geek but a purist! *wink*
But, thanks to PBS and Colin Firth, I'm a convert!
All the traditional stereotypes (romantic and otherwise) are there:
the good, honorable man trumps the cad every time
one of most women's "love languages" is security and Darcy's got it!
love conquers class, expectations, finances, everything!
guys like a girl who is authentic and knows who she is and isn't afraid to defend herself
guys like a girl who is loyal and loves her family
both the rich and the poor can have too much pride and prejudice
there is just something about a man in uniform *wink*
I know when I posted before about this many said they weren't really fans of Austen. But, I would respectfully suggest giving this film version a try.