I'm always embarrassed to admit I haven't read Jane Austen's most famous novel. I haven't seen the series either, but I feel like I've slightly made up for that by watching the movie that was released in 2005.
Honestly, I didn't have very high expectations. I've heard so many people rave about the original series and talk shit about this one., but I thought it was actually a wonderful movie. And the dresses didn't hurt either!
Remember the 1-minute rule, maybe 1:20 or so!
And I am definitely inspired to go read the book now. I've had a copy for years and years. High time I dust it off and take it for a spin! Also, for the record... I did actually read Mansfield Park. So I'm not a total Austen-barbarian!