Mr. Darcy vs. Mr. Darcy… vs. Mr. Darcy?

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In the blue corner, we have the undeniable favorite, Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC Mini-series, Pride & Prejudice.

In the yellow corner, the underdog, Daniel Vincent Gordh as Mr. Darcy in the 2012 web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
AND IN THE RED CORNER, MY PERSONAL FAVORITE AND ULTIMATE DOUCHEY DREAM, MATTHEW MACFADYEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (in the 2005 movie, Pride & Prejudice)

Clearly, I have a favorite. Now, I know there are people out there who don’t agree with me, I mean Colin Firth is labeled above as the undeniable favorite for a reason, but hear me out. I love Colin Firth. How could you not? I love both of his Mr. Darcy characters (Don’t forget Bridget Jones’ Diary), but if we are talking about adaptations of the book, and we are, then I have to give it to Matthew Macfadyen.

Matthew Macfadyen is the best Darcy. I won’t say much because I feel like our episode gets at why I chose him, but  I will say… I just don’t think Colin Firth’s performance was the Darcy in the book. I mean, he’s closed off, but he’s so awkward in his lovable Colin Firth way, and I just don’t see that as Mr. Darcy. It felt a lot like Colin Firth was playing Mr. Darcy whereas Matthew Macfadyen’s portrayal was Mr. Darcy.

I’m sorry, but if you disagree that’s cool! We want to hear from you! I want to know who you think deserves the Darcy throne. We talk about the three adaptations mentioned above, which sorry Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Your Darcy was great for the adaptation and adorable because he was cute, but I mean… Matthew Macfadyen…

Anyway, like I was saying, we talk a small number of other adaptations, but there are SO MANY, and we would love to hear your favorites, and maybe we could make another episode in the future if y’all want and revisit this epic debate.

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