My fellow Janeites, please accept my most profuse apologies for neglecting to comment on the latest PBS celebration of all things Jane Austen: Emma. I will be honest that I was on the fence for the first installment. But yesterday's edition began to win me over. In this version, Mr. Knightley's growing interest in Emma is far more evident than in some of the previous editions I've watched. He also comes across less of a father figure. I also think Frank Churchill is more nuanced, as is Jane Fairfax. As for Emma herself, I am not yet completely won over but Romola Garai is making a good show of it.
UPDATE: After the final installment, I have just three words: Best. Knightley. Ever.
If you haven't been able to see any of these new films, you can watch them for a limited time online at PBS. Pour yourself a cup of tea, enjoy the show, and then leave your comment!