Tweeks: Enjoying Modern Literary Viewing
This week we get all literary with reviews of two modern adaptations of classic works: the new TV show Selfie (on ABC Tuesday nights at 8pm) based on My Fair Lady and one of our favorite web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries based on Pride and Prejudice.
It’s just too bad this doesn’t count as homework.
Actually, it may be based on GB Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, which was the basis for My Fair Lady, or even the Greek myth of the sculptor who fell in love with his statue…
We didn’t know about the Greek myth! We’ll have to look that up (Maddy’s way into mythology, so maybe she knows about it). We did, however, know about Pygmalion & mentioned it in the video. I don’t know why we associated Selfie more with My Fair Lady. They use the #loverly tag in the show and maybe that’s why. We also are more familiar with the musical because that’s kind of our thing. But thank you.