The Worst Episodes of Pride and Prejudice: Uncovering the Cringe-worthy Moments

As a die-hard fan of period dramas, it’s no surprise that I hold Pride and Prejudice near and dear to my heart. The romance, the societal commentary, the stunning costumes – it’s all there. However, as much as I adore this classic tale, there are a few episodes that leave something to be desired. In this listicle, I’ll be taking a deep dive into the worst episodes of Pride and Prejudice. From cringe-worthy moments to lackluster plotlines, we’ll explore the missteps that even the most ardent P&P fans can’t ignore. So grab a cup of tea and let’s dive in!
Episode 3

Episode 3

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 1995-10-08

Bingley and his household return to London suddenly, leaving Jane to suppose he does not care about her after all. Lizzie discovers who was behind the separation and receives another surprising offer.

Episode 6

Episode 6

Season 1 – Episode 6

Air Date: 1995-10-29

Mrs Bennet is delighted to have one of her daughters married at last. Elizabeth sees Wickham in his true colours when she meets him again after his elopement. There is great excitement in the neighbourhood when Bingley returns to Netherfield, bringing Darcy with him.

Episode 1

Episode 1

Season 1 – Episode 1

Air Date: 1995-09-24

The Bennets have five daughters, all without dowries, so they have limited chances of marrying. Then the rich Charles Bingley arrives in the district and takes a keen interest in Jane Bennet. At Bingley’s house, Jane’s sharp-tongued sister Elizabeth sees more of his friend, Fitzwilliam Darcy – but she finds him too arrogant for her.

Episode 2

Episode 2

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 1995-10-01

A visit from the Bennets’ cousin, Mr Collins, throws the family into disarray, while Elizabeth’s acquaintance with Wickham solidifies her distrust and dislike of Darcy.

Episode 4

Episode 4

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 1995-10-15

Darcy defends himself against Elizabeth’s accusations, and later they meet at his house, Pemberley. While there, Elizabeth makes an astonishing discovery about Darcy which changes her feelings about him.

Episode 5

Episode 5

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 1995-10-22

Elizabeth meets Darcy’s younger sister, Georgiana. Then news comes that Lydia has eloped with Wickham, and the Bennets fear she is lost. Darcy decides to help Lydia – but without telling the Bennet family or Elizabeth.