Mon. | Dec. 21 – Book to Movie or TV Show Favorites – what did you love or hate this year; did you both watch the movie and read the book; which was better
In the spring, I reread one of my favorite books, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, in anticipation of the television miniseries version. I was SO excited from the moment I first heard about it. I loved my reread and collected the episodes on my DVR so that I could watch the miniseries as slowly or quickly as I wanted. Then I started watching it and couldn't even pay attention to the first hour. Quickly, things that were changed started getting on my nerves. Finally, after maybe one and a half episodes ... I quit watching it and deleted it all from my DVR. Crazy right?! I think that I shouldn't have reread the book. I should have watched the show and then reread the book again next year or something. It is just such a beautifully crafted story that any changes in it were intolerable to me.
Was there a film/television adaptation this year that you loved or hated? Did you watch the Jonathan Strange miniseries? I'm still deciding whether I want to give the Shadowhunters television show a chance next month. It makes me nervous. But the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies movie looks kind of awesome!
Mostly sticking with the books,