Masterpiece Theater on PBS is in the middle of a Jane Austen fest. Each Sunday night is a different Austen-related film -- many of which are new versions.
What I found somewhat lame, though -- at least when compared with the group in period 4 who created an entire Facebook web of the characters in Pride and Prejudice -- is the part of their companion website devoted to "The Men of Austen." I'll quote from the press release I just received:
Jane Austen knew that a good man is hard to find.
See how the dashing leading men of Austen rate in a modern-day dating profile on MASTERPIECE's new interactive feature, THE MEN OF AUSTEN, which highlights everything you need to know - from their turn-ons to their fortunes - to make the perfect Austen match.
As you'll see on the site, many of your readers have been voting for Pride and Prejudice's Mr. Darcy as the most eligible of Austen's bachelors. Surely they need to know that MASTERPIECE's The Complete Jane Austen will present Andrew Davies' acclaimed 1995 adaptation, starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, starting Sunday, February 10.
May the best man win.