Eligible is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice seen through the eyes of the five Bennet sisters and their complex journeys to finding love in its many traditional and non-traditional incarnations. When Liz Bennett is compelled to return home, she finds herself not only thrust back into the humorous lives and unearthed secrets of her large family but also — against her better judgment — falling for the handsome and mysterious Darcy, a man who could prove to be either her salvation or undoing.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Eligible - Eligible bachelor - Netflix
An eligible bachelor is a bachelor considered to be a particularly desirable potential husband, usually due to wealth, social status or other specific personal qualities. In the United Kingdom, the heir to the throne or someone close in succession is often considered to be the nation's, or the world's most eligible bachelor, due to their social status, as has happened with Prince Charles and Prince William. Jane Austen's novels are often concerned with the heroine's relationship with an eligible bachelor. Jane Austen's Emma particularly concerns a woman's attempt to obtain a husband for her friend by embellishing the truth. The gentleman in that case sees it as an example of the matchmaker's creativity and falls in love with her.
Eligible - Sociology - Netflix
Robin Lakoff argues that the term indicates an inequality between men and women, as an “eligible bachelor” chooses to be a bachelor, whereas an “eligible spinster” does not have a choice. Lakoff believes this use of language fosters, and grows from, sexual discrimination. Lakoff states “women are given their identity in our society by virtue of their relationship with men, and not vice versa.” Another set of criteria that purports to determine a man's desirability to women is the 666 dating rule or rule of sixes, which are a set of minimum male qualities centred around the number six, namely a six feet height, a six-hundred horsepower car, six-pack abs, a six-inch penis, six years of higher education (university degree), being at least 6 out of 10 in terms of aesthetic looks, six months since last relationship or a six-figure salary, which are sometimes viewed as shallow.
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