How HBO’s Succession Ruined 2005’s Pride and Prejudice

How HBO’s Succession Ruined 2005’s Pride and Prejudice
Anyone still giddy on fumes having devoured the whole of sexy, sexy Bridgerton, might well be looking for more love machinations, posh dresses and ladies attending dances. You may well be tempted then by 2005’s Pride and Prejudice which is available to stream on Netflix. After all, this is one of the starriest and most lavish period productions around, packed with stone cold talent. The Bennett family alone boasts Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike, Jenna Malone, Brenda Blethyn and Donald Sutherland as well as the movie’s star Keira Knightley. It’s directed by Joe Wright who knows his onions when it comes to period movies after Anna Karenina, Atonement and The Darkest Hour. And it goes without saying that Austen’s text is a classic romantic tome which is always a joy. Get involved!

But not if you’ve watched Succession. After that masterpiece of TV, Matthew MacFadyen’s Mr Darcy is officially ruined.
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