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YMMV: Victorian Romance Emma
  • Base Breaker: William is the other side of the love story so obviously very important, but many audiences find him boring and dislike his poor treatment of other people (Especially Eleanor, who he used as a distraction after Emma left and was never serious about his engagement to).
  • Crazy Awesome: Monica. Her suddenly popping up in Indian dress and double slapping William is one of the series' Crowning Moment of Funny.
  • Die for Our Ship: Eleanor gets this from time to time.
  • Lighter and Softer: Of interclass Victorian romance. Will's parents may come as snobbish to modern readers, but for the standards of XIX century they are shockingly easy about their son's marriage; compare Vanity Fair. In Real Life, if cutting a rebellious son off the family supplies hadn't work, the only thing the couple could expect was to be boycotted by society and their own family.
  • Toy Ship: In the Distant Finale both Erich and Vivi and Colin and Ilse respectively have struck up rather close friendships. While the former is rather nice, the latter is adorable!
  • The Woobie: Where do we start? Emma, Eleanor, William, they all take turns being the Woobie. On top of that, William's little brother Colin exists to be a Woobie.

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