Maybe you’ve noticed that there is an unexpected common thread in literary web series that warms my nerdy heart: Doctor Who. Carmilla’s Laura has a TARDIS mug. Wendy Darling has a TARDIS dress. Friends of BookTrib, Kyle Walters and Shawn deLoache (The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy), are such big fans that they have a weekly review show. No matter the web series, the references are everywhere. Maybe finding them should be a new drinking game!
On In Earnest, Jack is waffling about telling Gwen about Cecily, and Algie is scheming to meet her. Cecily resumes her video diary to avoid studying, and we meet Lacey Prism and Drew Chausible. Will Cecily ever meet the mysterious Earnest? Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Rip van Winkle has finished on Classic Alice (check out the blooper reel) and The Wind In The Willows begins with Alice following a fad. Will she regret the bling? Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Marianne continues to be smitten with Will on Marianne and Elinor Take Barton, and does a viewer Q&A with him. But is he smitten with her? Fridays.
Everyone’s favorite lesbian vampire, Carmilla researches mystical weapons located on campus, and Laura gets back to her neglected schoolwork, but things don’t end well when she puts on what she thinks is Carmilla’s pendant. Lesson: Never wear someone else’s jewelry without permission. Wednesdays and Fridays.
Ruby Gillis hijacked Anne’s phone to post video of her with Gil on Green Gables Fables. Anne has been at Green Gables for a year, and Matthew tells her how happy he and Marilla are that she is not the boy they were expecting. Wednesdays.
Laura Spencer (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) returns as Raj’s girlfriend on The Big Bang Theory…Paula Rhodes took time out from The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy and Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse to appear on web series Just Us Guys…Ashley Clements (Lizzie Bennet) appears on Episode 3 of the current season of Table Top…Watch for Brent Bailey (Emma Approved) when the CW’s Hart of Dixie returns…
The New Adventures of Peter & Wendy held a full cast read for Season 2…. James Brent Isaacs (Emma Approved) returns with more Emma Approved outtakes!…Pemberley Digital has a survey for its fans. Here’s your chance to tell them what you want to see… Masked, a new web series based on The Scarlet Pimpernel, starts summer 2015…There is still time to help fund Lovely Little Losers…
One of the great gothic novels is Jane Eyre. The modern adaption, The Autobiography of Jane Eyre, manages to translate the gothic melodrama into a contemporary story that is absorbing, mysterious and compelling. Making wide use of transmedia and tea drinking to reset the story in Canada, it creates a credible world for the modern versions of the Bronte characters to inhabit and will keep you watching until the end.