This Miss Bates was amazing! She was hilarious, she was extremely talkative, and she was pretty much exactly like Miss Bates should be.
I didn't like this Miss Bates as well. She was certainly more talkative than most people, but in comparison to the other two...
I do like this one. She was talkative, fun, sweet, and good for the part.
Preference: the first (GP) Miss Bates.
In both of the older Emma's, Mr. Weston's is a fairly small part and you don't see him much at all. So it's a bit hard to compare! I didn't have any strong feelings about this Mr. Weston.
Again, a fairly small part. Probably even smaller than the one above!
In this one, you actually get to know Mr. Weston, a good thing. :) He definitely seems to be a nice man, and you're glad he got to marry Miss Taylor.
Preference: the third (RG) Mr. Weston.
This lady was an excellent Mrs. Elton! She was extremely talkative (always talking over her Mr. E!), quite stuck-up, and definitely Mrs. Elton in every respect. :)
I would have thought after seeing this actress as Mrs. Hurst in Pride and Prejudice that she would be an amazing Mrs. Elton, but she really wasn't. There was nothing fundamentally wrong with her, but when you compare her with the next one...
Now that is Mrs. Elton. There isn't a single way in which she isn't, that I noticed. She absolutely looks the part, plays the part, and indeed, IS the part.
Preference: the third (RG) Mrs. Elton.
Not bad, all things considered. Not...annoying enough, though.
One thing I liked about this Mr. Elton was that it was more obvious that it was Emma he was after, not Harriet. In the other versions, it comes a bit more as a surprise. At least, when you aren't watching specifically for it. Here, you kinda wonder how Emma could have been so blind!
Another perfect fit for the character. This Mr. Elton was smooth, oily, and quite dreadful. Not to mention that he looks just like Mr. Elton.
Preference: the third (RG) Mr. Elton.
I didn't really like this girl as Jane Fairfax. However, I did find it interesting that both of the 1996/7 Jane Fairfax's had rather deep voices!
I loved this girl as Jane Fairfax! For some reason, I'd love to meet her. She was sweet, pretty, and I think she's someone I could actually be friends with. Unlike the next Jane...
This Jane is very quiet, and retiring. Very gentle.
Preference: the second (KB) Jane Fairfax.
This Mrs. Weston was fun to watch with Emma. They obviously really liked it each other. Not that that was doubtful in any of the versions, but it stood out here.
No thoughts, really. Didn't love, didn't hate.
This Mrs. Weston was sweet, and a good friend to Emma. I liked her.
Preference: the third (RG) Mrs. Weston.
Question: which do you prefer? Which have you seen? Which actors do you like/dislike?
More to come soon! We have five important characters to go.