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?!
Without further ado,
we shall bless you
with a bestie review of Emma Approved,
episodes twenty-one through thirty, that is.
21. Fine Tuning
In which, we meet Emma the spirit animal.
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.
22. Planning Perfection
In which, Emma shoos Mr. Knightley further proving she’s dumb.
Oh, and her lies are justified.
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
In which, it becomes even more painful to watch Emma.
And that’s saying A LOT.
Ang: “Curse the small child that sneezed on her!” -Emma
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
In which, Emma takes clueless to a whole new level.
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:
25. Should Have Listened
In which, Emma becomes even more unlikable.
Oh, and has a mental breakdown.
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.
26. New Direction
In which, a man is described as pert.
Kim: Watching Emma have a breakdown is surprisingly satisfying.
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
In which, Emma says she won’t jump to conclusions.
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
In which, Emma guilts and manipulates Izzy into doing something she wants because Emma knows best!
King: John sounds like a complete arse.
Ang: Hap-hap-happy household.
Kim: Peeps be hitting each other all the time in this series.
29. Change of Plans
In which, Emma decides she knows what’s best for a married couple, because that makes sense.
Ang: She *seems* thirty.
30. Winners and Losers
In which, we wax poetic about semantics.
Kim: Did Alex just ask Emma to lunch? Like a lunch date?
Ang: OHMYGOSH I MISSED THAT.
I was too busy mocking this:
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.