The Lizzie Bennet Diaries has been voted the BEST webseries ever by Hypable readers. To celebrate, Hypable speaks to stars Ashley Clements and Daniel Vincent Gordh.

We asked you to nominate, we asked you vote, and now we are happy to announce the winner of our Webseries Wednesday poll.

The winner is: ‘The Lizzie Bennet Diaries’!

16,863 votes were cast by Hypable readers, and The Lizzie Bennet Diaries managed to take out an astonishing 30% with 4,984 votes. Marble Hornets took out second place, and Husbands came in third. Thank you to everyone who took the time to support their favourite webseries!

The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a beautiful modern interpretation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The 100-episode webseries translates the memorable characters into the current day, with a few changes on the way. But this is a story that has benefited from the changes, which allowed the storytellers to expand the world in all kinds of directions.

We saw the increased presence of often ignored characters, such as Lydia Bennet and Gigi Darcy. The creative team allowed us to enter Lizzie’s world, through the various transmedia elements such as Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr accounts, YouTube spin-offs, Q&A videos, and more. These elements allowed the audience to experience the story of Pride and Prejudice in a way never achieved before. The audience didn’t merely witness Lizzie’s story, they could actually experience it alongside her.

It was sad to see the story end, but of course in the world of web it is never really over. The episodes and transmedia accounts may not be updated anymore, but they still exist, ready for new fans to discover. In some ways, Lizzie and her friends live on in perpetuity, living their lives just around the corner from us and only just out of reach. But that’s okay, because when we miss them we can simply go back to the story, and fall right back into it again.

Webseries Wednesday interview:
Ashley Clements and Daniel Vincent Gordh

Hypable spoke to Lizzie Bennet Diaries stars Ashley Clements and Daniel Vincent Gordh, who sizzled together onscreen as Lizzie and Darcy. The pair spoke to us about their feelings of closure, their favourite moments working on the adaptation, and more. How do they view the series in hindsight?

Several months following the finale, do you feel a sense of closure about the series?

Ashley Clements: In some ways, yes. I feel closure as an actor, that my time playing Lizzie is over. I’ve adjusted to Mondays and Thursdays being like any other day. But in many ways, the show lives on. I’m still doing panels and interviews (like this one) about the show. I see cast/crew from The LBD socially quite frequently, and we’ll all be together at LeakyCon next month.

There’s still a lot of work to be done to make the DVD, and I still hear from people daily on twitter and tumblr that have just discovered The LBD. The show lives on with the fans, and will continue to do so, and that’s a pretty remarkable thing. I do think about Lizzie sometimes, though. She should be graduating from grad school around now, and then moving to San Francisco, soon. She has a lot of life ahead of her.

Daniel Vincent Gordh: You know it’s interesting – I do and I don’t. I feel very satisfied with how the show wrapped up – how the story ended and where our characters were left. And in that sense I feel closure. But I don’t feel the same sense of closure that one talks about after ending a relationship – where loose ends are finally tied, wounds mended, lessons learned. Partially because I don’t seek that kind of closure.

The story isn’t finished being told – both the story of what the show will mean in the scheme of the development of new media projects in the future, but also people are still discovering it now. That’s one great thing about having a show that is free for viewing on the internet. People will be discovering the show for a while, and experiencing the story for the first time.

Though the narrative piece of the show is technically over – the ripples created from it are still being felt – I really feel there’s more to the larger story of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries that is yet to be revealed.

More on page 2: Ashley Clements and Daniel Vincent Gordh reflect on their ‘Lizzie Bennet Diaries’ experience

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Arrested Development‘s fourth season aired three years ago today. To celebrate its legacy (and to try to forget how much we’re missing it right now), let’s rank the best recurring Arrested Development jokes!

It’s really no secret that Arrested Development has some of the best recurring jokes and gags of all time. Even people who don’t watch the show are familiar with things like “There’s always money in the banana stand” and “I’ve made a huge mistake.” The jokes in this show are just so understated and catchy that it would’ve been crazy had they not have caught on. Thanks to Arrested Development‘s recurring jokes, pop culture has never been quite the same.

To celebrate our undying love for Arrested Development, we decided to forgo the banner (sorry, everyone) and instead put together a list of all of the gags and jokes that we think are the best ones the show’s ever done. Not only that, but we’re leaving it up to you to rank them!

How to play: Love a certain joke and think that it should be at the top of the list? Upvote it. Really hate another joke and don’t understand how it got on the list in the first place? Hit that little downward-facing arrow. Don’t care either way for some of these gags? Then you can just leave them untouched. It’s all good! We just want to know what YOU think! With everyone participating we’ll be able to build a definitive list of the best Arrested Development jokes!

So, grab your denim cut-offs and hot ham water, and maybe even do a little chicken dance to get yourself pumped up (but not with the hot ham water in your hand, please). If you’re an Arrested Development fan, you’re sure to love ranking these jokes.

(Just be careful about which arrow you hit. You don’t want to hit the wrong one and find yourself saying “I’ve made a huge mistake.”)

Are there any ‘Arrested Development’ jokes missing from the list? Add them below!

Related: Arrested Development season 4 drinking game

Marvel fans aren’t pleased with the twist in Captain America: Steve Rogers #1.

By now you know that Steve Rogers is revealed to be a Hydra agent in the first issue of the new Captain America: Steve Rogers series (Read our in-depth analysis of the new issue here). Naturally this news — that ultimate do-gooder Cap would be so evil — has not sat well with fans.

The general consensus is that this shit is unacceptable…


… And the only thing to do is ignore it:



Others think Marvel need a taste of their own medicine:


And/or need to fire their lame-o writers:


Then there are beautiful Photoshops like this one of Chris Evans’ Captain America ripping up a tree the comic:


Some people are Photoshopping the comic to make him say things that are just as outrageous as him being a HYDRA agent:


While others are giving him a different revelation — one concerning Bucky. This is the twist that SHOULD be in the new Captain America series



Marvel, please write yourself out of this one as quickly as possible.


… Before you start coming up with other outrageous revelations


Emilia Clarke proves there is more to Dothraki than death threats in a recent appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

Clarke, who plays the indomitable Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones, sets Meyers straight on the fact that Dothraki is, in fact, a real language created for the show. Linguist David J. Peterson crafted Dothraki, and all of the other fictional languages used on Game of Thrones — but even after six seasons, his words present Clarke with a continual challenge.

“You get it in English, at the top in the first script, it’s like, ‘This will be in Dothraki,'” Clarke recounts of her learning process. Following English is the Dothraki speech, followed by a literal translation, and then finally the dialogue in spoken English.

“And then I get an MP3, and then my kitchen hears it for weeks and weeks and weeks on end, until I sound convincing,” Clarke says.

But given the opacity (and complete invention) of the Dothraki language, Emilia Clarke admits that there have been times when she replaced her lines with something a little more… interesting.

“With the latest marvelous actors we’ve had doing Dothraki with us, it was a long day,” Clarke admits, giggling. Not realizing that the camera was on her, Clarke allowed a moment of silliness to take over.

“I thought it would be funny if I did ‘MMMBop’ in Dothraki,” she says. “And that didn’t help him at all! And then I think some of that was definitely my take.”

Ever game, Clarke dives in to her rendition of the Hanson hit, translated into the language of the brutal horse lords.

“I can’t stress how much less catchy that is!” Meyers laughs.

Game of Thrones 6×06, “Blood of My Blood,” airs Sunday, May 29 at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.