char_lg_henry i’ve seen about a million adaptations of jane austen’s works and while it is a truth universally acknowledged that the BBC version of pride and prejudice with colinfirthdarcy is the best and definitive version of the book, my favourite austen adaptation is the new BBC northanger abbey.

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another truth universally ackowledged (by women everywhere) is that it’s the leading men who make or break the show. even though most of these stories are about the lives of women and seen through the leading ladies’ eyes, really, it’s all about the men.

and because northanger abbey is my favourite of austen’s novels, mr. tilney would have to walk that line between charming tease and condescending creep. jj feild is perfect.

if not because he’s really cute, just for the goldie looking top hat then.

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