The Besties Take On Emma Approved Part Three

Ang: blah blah blah review Emma Approved
Kim: blah blah 40 episodes 4 weeks 10 episodes a week
Ang: during epic Emma group reading of epicness on Indie Jane
Kim: first week 1-10
Ang: last week 11-20
Kim: this week 21-30
Ang: CAN WE TALK ABOUT KNIGHTLEY NOW?!
Kim: Yesssssssss.

Without further ado,
we shall bless you
with a bestie review of Emma Approved,
episodes twenty-one through thirty, that is.

21. Fine Tuning
bestie description:
In which, we meet Emma the spirit animal.

bestie thoughts:
Ang: I’m starting to wonder if Emma’s definition of friend is vastly different from ours?
Kim: HOW DARE SHE SHUT A DOOR IN KNIGHTLEY’S BEAUTIFUL FACE!
Ang: Dead. To. Me.
Oh, and Emma can just whip up a song, you know, because that’s a thing that’s super easy to do.
Kim: Obviously it’s not, since the woman can’t rhyme for shit.
Ang:

22. Planning Perfection
bestie description:
In which, Emma shoos Mr. Knightley further proving she’s dumb.
Oh, and her lies are justified.

bestie thoughts:
Ang: If Lizzie had lied to Charlotte like Emma lied to Annie, shank to the face.
Kim: Annie is a fool for not slapping Emma when she had the chance.

23. Moment of Triumph
bestie description:
In which, it becomes even more painful to watch Emma.
And that’s saying A LOT.

bestie thoughts:
Ang: “Curse the small child that sneezed on her!” -Emma
best.line.YET.
p.s. She needs to be nicer to Mr. Knightley… or else.
Kim: I see a rude awakening in her future.
Ang: blah blah blah James blah blah blah insisting blah blah blah writing on the wall

24. Vingt-et-un
bestie description:
In which, Emma takes clueless to a whole new level.

bestie thoughts:
Ang: She called herself subtle.
Kim: Creeper is just hanging out in her neighborhood?
Ang: I think what he just said was: “I’m in politics, I professionally lie to people.”
Kim: *bangsheadonwall* just get out of the car Cher…errr Emma.
Ang: Emma right now:


Me right now:


Kim: But look at how sweet Knightley is!
*swoooooon*
Ang: He doth own all the adorbs!

25. Should Have Listened
bestie description:
In which, Emma becomes even more unlikable.
Oh, and has a mental breakdown.

bestie thoughts:
Ang: “Who needs that personal growth stuff when you have wine from Tuscany and shoes from Milan.”
Has she just given up on being likable, relate-able, or even a good human being completely?
Kim: SHE IS NOT A NORMAL PERSON, BESTIE.
Without Knightley this show would blow.
Ang:

26. New Direction
bestie description:
In which, a man is described as pert.

bestie thoughts:
Kim: Watching Emma have a breakdown is surprisingly satisfying.


Ang: Truth.
It’s good that Emma knows she doesn’t need anyone and is incapable of love.
Kim: I think it’s for the best.
Ang: Wait. Did Izzy just use the word dain? Wha…huh?
Kim: And why is it so hard to find a sit down place for kids to eat?
Ang: Is there nowhere near by with pasta or pizza or a plateful of french fries?!
I have so much confusion.
Kim: Something is wrong with her.
Something is wrong with you, EMMA.

27.The Need to Help
bestie description:
In which, Emma says she won’t jump to conclusions.

bestie thoughts:
Ang: Were her other “clients” clients or more friends and family who’s lives she decided to make better?
Kim: If this is how Emma “takes care of the rest of the world” we are all DOOOOOOOOOOM.
Ang: WINKING AGAIN.
Kim: YOUR SISTER IS NOT A CLIENT.

28. Sister Attack
bestie description:
In which, Emma guilts and manipulates Izzy into doing something she wants because Emma knows best!

bestie thoughts:
Ang: Greeeeeeat.
King: John sounds like a complete arse.
Ang: Hap-hap-happy household.
Kim: Peeps be hitting each other all the time in this series.


Ang: The hell? Use. Your. Words.

29. Change of Plans
bestie description:
In which, Emma decides she knows what’s best for a married couple, because that makes sense.

bestie thoughts:
Ang: She *seems* thirty.


Tell me, Emma, what does a thirty year old *seem* like?
Kim: “Is this normal?” If insanity is the new normal then yes.
Ang: These people’s problems make me want to shank them in the face.

30. Winners and Losers
bestie description:
In which, we wax poetic about semantics.

bestie thoughts:
Kim: Did Alex just ask Emma to lunch? Like a lunch date?
Ang: OHMYGOSH I MISSED THAT.
I was too busy mocking this:


FOR SHAME! Now she’s making me miss swoony moments with Mr. Knightley!
Kim: Ummmm obviously Alex has perfect timing.
Ang: EMMA YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MARRIAGE.
Kim: Life ruiner strikes again!!

Final thoughts with Ang

Of Secondary Characters & Comparisons

Comparisons aren’t fair. As a reader, I try my hardest not to compare one book to another. It is my goal to treat every sparkling vampire book equally and fairly, because that’s how I roll, yo. And I’m really truly desperately trying not to compare Emma Approved to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, but it’s not easy. Honestly, it’s not even Emma or Mr. Knightley that I’m struggling with the most (even though, for the record, I still dislike Emma immensely), but the supporting cast is the hardest pill to swallow. I’m longing for a bestie like Charlotte who will smack Emma upside the head. A sister like Jane who will comfort Emma with a cup of tea, but still tell it to her sister straight. Or a sister like Lydia, who not only offers comic relief (HOLLA), but doesn’t worship the ground Lizzie walks on and brings Lizzie’s worse prejudices to light. And let us not forget Figi and Bing and Caroline and Mary and Kitty Bennet and even Lizzie’s costume theater parents. They were a rich cast of characters that made Lizzie’s world stronger, more interesting, simply more. And while Knightley is shaping up to be a wonderful best friend and counselor and supporter and all around swoon worthy, I can’t help but feel bad for Emma that she’s got nobody else to stand up to her or even simply tell her the truth.

Questions. Questions. Questions.
Are you  struggling with Emma Approved too?
Is it strictly Emma that’s holding you back?
Or do you miss costume theater and sisterly love as much as us besties?
OR do you love love love Emma Approved and wish never to be parted from her?
Do you feel the show is a vast improvement on The Lizzie Bennet Diaries?
Annnnnnnnd let’s just take a moment to discuss Mr. Alex Knightley.
Because nom.

Need more besties in your life? You can find Kim & Ang on Twitter. And make sure to check out the swoontastic, Emmy award winning Bestie to Bestie for all your Knightley needs.

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5 thoughts on “The Besties Take On Emma Approved Part Three

  1. I had thoughts and like THINGS TO SAY and then I got to that last gif and I was just all….”Oh hai, Knightley!”

    I have nothing else.
    Other than I feel like they’re almost trying to hard to make her snotty.

  2. I agree that its hard not to compare and Emma makes it really hard to keep watching her destroy every life that she touches. I will say that I love Maddie when she comes. Her “Mom-ma, blah blah blah” renditions makes me laugh and I give respect for the creative concoctions she walks in with. I’m holding out to meet Jane. I like the cute Alex Knightley, but he’s a bit doormat-ish for me to love him.

    Great recaps, ladies!

    • I LOVE Maddie. In fact, she’s the first character outside of Emma & Knightley that really held my attention.

      And I agree about Knightley, he has these moments when it feels like he’s about to stand up to Emma and then he just crumbles. Or maybe it’s he sees something in Emma we don’t and he’s trying to give her a chance to improve? I don’t know. That’s sort of dadish in my opinion and makes me a wee gaggy about them getting together in the end, which honestly has always been an issue with Emma, huh?

      blah blah blah brain thoughts -Ang

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