Emma 2009 continues on BBC One in the UK with episode 3 which aired on Sunday, October 18th. This very different interpretation of Jane Austen's masterpiece has more than a few tongue's wagging. And shockingly, the ratings have plummeted! I feel for the BBC and its co-producers PBS, as I never like to see any Austen adaptation take a beating in the ratings, but it may be an indication that modern audiences do not like their Jane Austen adaptations tampered with. For all you non-UK viewers, you can check out a slideshow of episode 3 at Austenprose. The serial concludes next Sunday in the UK and I am hoping that the last installment will pull everything together and redeem all the blunders!
Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose