To watch Pride & Prejudice on my own with a bottle of wine...

(52 Posts)
HebeJeeby Thu 16-May-13 19:11:19

DH works away during the week and I'm fed up being on my own again. Not his fault and he wishes he was at home more too. However, I'm in a bit of a grump today and to cheers myself up I'm going to watch P&P on my own with a bottle of Pinot. The BBC version (the best adaption in my humble opinion), not the Keira Knightley one.

I'm looking forward to the bit when their eyes meet over the piano in the drawing room.....

Mumof3men Thu 16-May-13 19:12:23

Oh sounds like a fab night-where are you??? I can bring chocolate to go with the wine! :-)

HebeJeeby Thu 16-May-13 19:13:20

chocolate gets you automatic entry. (Budging up on sofa now)

iliketea Thu 16-May-13 19:14:09

I am so envy - that sounds like the perfect evening. Enjoy wine

SAHRum Thu 16-May-13 19:14:38

YANBU! sounds like the perfect way to spend a Thursday evening

LineRunner Thu 16-May-13 19:14:38

That's my idea of a good night. smile Love the BBC one. And the even earlier BBC one is great, too.

PoppyWearer Thu 16-May-13 19:14:52


dipitydoyou Thu 16-May-13 19:24:07

YANBU sounds like a perfect evening to me too!

Colin Firth getting out of the lake in a wet shirt.....sighs

DeskPlanner Thu 16-May-13 19:38:18

Budge up a bit more for me.

I am so very envy . That honestly does sound like a perfect evening. Not fair.

Hulababy Thu 16-May-13 19:40:25

I would smile
P&P, wine, chocolate - perfect!

Can't we have a fantasy MN version where it is no Ikea Knightly but I get Matthew MacFadyen? Pretty please?

Decoy Thu 16-May-13 19:41:07

YANBU. What a good idea for a nice evening smile

squoosh Thu 16-May-13 19:41:50

Oh yes, I did this recently, was lovely.

Hadn't watched the BBC version in ages so was worried it would look a bit creaky. It doesn't, it's still great. Love the eyes over the piano bit too. Love when Caroline Bingley gets her comeuppance.

Nelly000 Thu 16-May-13 19:42:06

I can bring Monster Munch? smile

KurriKurri Thu 16-May-13 19:43:08

Oh can I come envy, I have <looks round desperately> half a plum crumble and some mini cheddars. I also have shingles but am not catching, and only slightly spotty so Colin Firth would still find me mysterious and alluring

Nelly000 Thu 16-May-13 19:43:18

Lol at MrsTP autocorrect fail. If that's what is was grin

Not a typo. A Mark Kermode reference. Because she is so wooden. Snurk. grin

Xiaoxiong Thu 16-May-13 19:48:06

YANBU. DH is working late tonight and I was just trying to decide whether to watch P&P or something silly from the LoveFilm site Twilight while folding laundry - it'll have to be a hot choc though for pregnant me though.

mylovelymonster Thu 16-May-13 19:50:13

Ooh wonderful - I stayed up til 1am the other night as I just caught Mansfield Park (1999 classic) on Beeb2. It was gorgeous. DH always fidgets, and prefers car chases, so preferable if he's elsewhere TBH.
Enjoy your evening with The Firth x

LineRunner Thu 16-May-13 19:50:36

Of course, there is always the Eurovision semi-final...

nkf Thu 16-May-13 19:51:04

Without me? Yes, you are being very unreasonable.

JustGiveMeFiveMinutes Thu 16-May-13 19:54:06

I'm on my own too as DH working away. As soon as ds2 in bed I'll be watching Sense and Sensibility which I'm sky plussing atm.

In answer to your question YADNBU grin

Just finished watching it, so no, YANBU!

quizzywizz Thu 16-May-13 20:36:26

Watch North and South ..... John Thorton is an AMAZING character!! Better than Darcy .....

Brandnewbrighttomorrow Thu 16-May-13 20:38:50

Massive envy. Enjoy!

MissMogwi Thu 16-May-13 20:39:22

No one is ever unreasonable if they watch P&P with or without wine. I love it, especially the Colin Firth version.

I also love Jane Eyre. I love me some Michael Fassbender as Mr Rochester.

WilsonFrickett Thu 16-May-13 20:40:27

How have I never heard the term 'Ikea Knightly'?

This thread has made me want wine and Sense and Sensibility.

'we were talking of london marm, and all it's diversions.


SirBoobAlot Thu 16-May-13 20:45:34


Now I want to watch Sense and Sensibility.... With chocolate and wine.

squoosh Thu 16-May-13 20:47:15

Quizzywizz John Thornton is lovely, shame he still lives with his Mum, and she's a grumpy old cow.

DontmindifIdo Thu 16-May-13 20:51:58

oh YANBU - that sounds like a great evening.

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

squoosh Thu 16-May-13 20:54:44

'You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged; but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.'

'Oh, Mr. Darcy. I... I...'

DaysieGoneBananas Thu 16-May-13 21:05:33

Oh my word...YADNBU! Very very envy we're watcing some car chase bobbins wih Joseph Gordon-Levitt in it yawn
(I always want yo call him Joseph Norman-Tebbit) would much rather a bit of Mr D'arcy!

TheoriginalMrsDarcy Thu 16-May-13 21:17:58

I am sooo very jealous!!! [ENVY]

My DH is making me watch some vampire crap right now on tv.

Please may I join you too? And for the record, I only like the Colin Firth one too. Hate the Kiera knightly one.

squoosh Thu 16-May-13 21:23:01

grin 'car chase bobbins'

diddl Thu 16-May-13 21:29:39

Since it's the BBC one, YADNBU.

McNewPants2013 Thu 16-May-13 21:32:22

what is P&P about. please note that its only the last year that i have really enjoyed reading. before that the only book i did read was HP.

KitCat26 Thu 16-May-13 22:23:11

envy. Next time DH starts snoring on the sofa I am going to do this!

KittensoftPuppydog Thu 16-May-13 22:26:56

How lovely. I might do the same tomorrow.

BOF Thu 16-May-13 22:31:56

Wonderful idea. I had it on VHS to watch while in early labour with dd1, who is 17 today (where did the time go?). As it happened, I was in the hospital having a routine check-up, when they informed me that it appeared she was on her way, oblivious that I was, and she appeared a couple of hours later. Ah, happy memories.

Nelly000 Thu 16-May-13 22:34:18

MrsTP, I did wonder. Seemed a little too Freudian grin

thebody Thu 16-May-13 22:34:49

You lucky lucky cow!! Any Jane Austen film or book needs wine, choc and a partner to work away!

squoosh Thu 16-May-13 22:35:51

Oh I fancy a bit of Captain Wentworth/Anne Elliott long smouldering, misunderstood passion.

LadyHarrietdeSpook Thu 16-May-13 22:36:22

Yanbu. Wine and P&P have gotten me through many a rough patch. In fact: where is that f'ng vid (spills wine.)

BOF Thu 16-May-13 22:37:44

I loved Persuasion. The way that they showed Anne regaining her 'bloom' without giving her the full Gok treatment was awesome.

Talkinpeace Thu 16-May-13 22:58:17

was just about to suggest Anna Root and Cairan Hinds
... loving longest when all hope is gone ...
THE BEST lines Jane Austen ever wrote

diddl Fri 17-May-13 07:34:52

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant."

"I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never."

(I think that it's Amanda Root.)

Talkinpeace Fri 17-May-13 13:10:35

sorry, you are right
and yes, coming back to pick up gloves .....
definitely the best book.

Squitten Fri 17-May-13 13:20:06


I recently discovered the BBC version of North and South. It is unbelievably brilliant and Richard Armitage is positively edible. MUCH better than the BBC P&P (which I love)

squoosh Fri 17-May-13 13:21:11

But he lives with his 'orrible Mum! That kills the sexiness stone dead for me.

TheCraicDealer Fri 17-May-13 13:39:18

I was going to get "you pierce my soul" tattoo'ed on my rib in a Austen-y style script but I wimped out.

I would do Capt Wentworth every which way. John Thorton too. And Gabriel Oak. And Colonel Brandon.

squoosh Fri 17-May-13 13:43:03

I'm sure that's one of Anne Elliott's lines isn't it CraicDealer, 'I would do Captain Wentworth every which way' grin

ErrorError Fri 17-May-13 15:49:16

I love the BBC version! Got the DVD, and recently me & DM sat and watched the entire thing in one sitting. Mum is completely shameless about her crush on Colin Firth, who would be a toy boy for her! Obviously her fave moment is when he comes out of the lake! Mine is when he first proposes, and I quite enjoy Elizabeth's rejection speech (poor Darcy!)

I've just watched North & South with my parents. DM now fancies Richard Armitage. It's the only period drama Dad can stand to watch, because there's some actual historical interest about the industrial revolution in it, and not just women in bonnets mincing about the countryside and mooning over rich men!

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