Literally everything in this post speaks to me, including those quoted tags.
I remember being really disappointed with Sense & Sensibility when I first read it (a couple of days after I first watched and fell in love with the movie), because the Marianne/Brandon pairing was a lot less palatable there. *He* was less dreamy, and her affections for him were non-existent.
I think Emma Thompson did a marvellous job taking one of the more lack-lustre Austen romances and making it appealing to a modern audience.
Most Attractive Characters.
Alan Rickman: John Gissing.Col. Christopher Brandon. Metatron. Judge Turpin. Hans Gruber. Franz Anton Mesmer. Interrogator. Prof. Severus Snape. Detective David Friedman.
The reason I’m in fandom today.