Jane Austen and Hallmark

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Christmas at Pemberley Manor (2018)

(Not available on Hallmark Movies Now)

Hallmark Synopsis: As Christmas approaches, Elizabeth Bennett (Lowndes), a New York event planner, is sent to a quaint, small town to organize their holiday festival.

When she arrives, she finds William Darcy (Rady), a high-profile billionaire lacking in holiday spirit, in the process of selling the charming estate she hoped to use as a venue.

Determined to make her event a success, Elizabeth persuades the reluctant Darcy to let her hold the festival on the historical estate once known for its holiday cheer. When they wind up working together to arrange the festivities, the unlikely pair begins falling for each other.

But when complications arise and the festival is unexpectedly shut down, the couple parts ways and Darcy moves forward with his plans to sell the estate. On the night before Christmas, a wistful Elizabeth hopes for a Christmas miracle to revive the festival, save the estate and rekindle her holiday romance. 

When to Watch: Set your DVR as it’s re-airing on July 14th at 10pm/9c.

Why You Should Watch: While I personally didn’t love this one, it does have Michael Rady as Mr. Darcy and he’s always good.

Marrying Mr. Darcy (2018) 

(Not available on Hallmark Movies Now)

Hallmark Synopsis:  Some six months after they first crossed verbal swords at a Washington D.C. dog show, schoolteacher Elizabeth Scott (Cindy Busby) and businessman/philanthropist Donovan Darcy (Ryan Paevey) are blissfully in love and newly engaged.

With Donovan in agreement, she looks forward to planning a small autumn wedding with the help of her mother and sister. After Donovan’s previously scornful Aunt Violet (Frances Fisher) makes a heartfelt apology for her past behavior, Elizabeth is glad to include her in the planning process.

As the weeks fly by and the arrangements for the wedding grow more elaborate, Elizabeth feels the burden of expectations she will face as Mrs. Darcy.

Worse still, Donovan himself is wrapped up in his work and increasingly unavailable to her. Reminded yet again of their tremendous differences in background and temperament, Elizabeth can’t help but ask herself: should she marry Mr. Darcy? 

When to Watch: Check your local listings.

Why You Should Watch: It’s Hallmark meets Pride and Prejudice, so if you’re in the mood for light-hearted entertainment this is a good choice.

Pride, Prejudice, and Mistletoe (2018)

Hallmark Synopsis: Darcy (Chabert) has always worked hard to prove herself and be successful on her own terms, even choosing to start her own company, rather than work with her father. Returning to her hometown for Christmas, Darcy reconnects with an old rival, restaurant owner Luke (Penny), and they are forced to plan a charity event together.

As Darcy spends time with her family and Luke, she starts to realize what matters most in life and sets out to mend her relationship with her father, and possibly fall in love. Based on the book of the same title by Melissa de la Cruz.

When to Watch: It’s re-airing on July 13th 8/7c.

Why You Should Watch: While it doesn’t resemble Jane Austen’s story much, it’s an enjoyable Hallmark production.

Scents and Sensibility (2010)

(Available on HMN)

HMN Synopsis: A modern take on Jane Austen where two well-to-do sisters (Ashley Williams and Marla Sokoloff) learn their family fortune has vanished, so they work together to create a new business as they both find themselves charmed by new men in their lives.

Why You Should Watch: Marla Sokoloff (Fuller House) and Nick Zano (Legends of Tomorrow) star.


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