JESUS H ROOSEVELT CHRIST! The kilt dropped last night for almost all the world to see when the first episode Sassenach was released on a variety of platforms! I thought, surely we were going to break the internet! Before I get on with the goodness that was the first episode, I would like to thank Kathi and Monica for introducing me to the book series for without them, I might not be witnessing such greatness!
I would also like to thank HERSELF for writing this amazing series,for without her, this show would not be a reality.
I would like to thank Ron D Moore, Starz and everyone involved for bringing one of my favorite book series and it’s scenes out of my mind and onto a TV screen. It was truly magical and I had tears in my eyes as it was utterly beautiful. THANK YOU! Continue reading
I am a major bookie, which would make me a book purist by nature. I am fine with changes within the movie adaptation of one of my favorite books or book series if ‘the spirit of the material’ is adhered to for the most part. I understand some changes as long as they don’t take away from the character’s arc.
Needless to say, when I read that one of my favorite new books/series, ‘A Discovery of Witches’, written brilliantly by Deborah Harkness, was to be adapted into a movie courtesy of Warner Brothers, I was a little nervous and apprehensive about the idea. The reason for this is that I have been burned before and deeply disappointed with some of these adaptations. And I am not even the author!
I posed this question to the author on her Facebook Page “How much input are you going to have with the Warner Brothers adaptation of A Discovery of Witches?” and she kindly responded.
Here is her response: “I’m sort of like the Queen of England: I am allowed to advise, counsel, and warn. But I have no veto power, or creative control–nor should I. I’m a novelist, not a film maker and I would like to finish book #3 for you!”
I loved her answer, especially the “I’m sort of like the Queen of England’ bit and it is comforting to know that she will be a part of the movie adaptation in some capacity so I am looking forward to seeing this on the big screen. Deborah has such a strong sense of her character’s and their motivations that I know she will ‘advise and counsel’ well. Who else is looking forward to seeing ADOW on the big screen? Now, the next big question is who will play Matthew? I’ve got some ideas! What are yours? Who will play Diana? Sound off below!
Special thanks to Deborah Harkness for answering a bookie’s question! :)
*top image from roberson.edublog
The life of a blogger, while fun is not easy by any means. We just make it look that way, it’s called faking it and winging it most of the time. I am not much of a planner when it comes to making a blog post, I am more of a ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ kind of blogger. Let me give you a glimpse into the life of a blogger, this blogger anyway. Continue reading
I have this great group of friends, you know the ones you can sit in a room with and talk about a number of things for hours on end? We talk about books, television shows, laminated lists (long story) and the HOLY ASS!(another long story). It was during one of these chats that I noticed almost everyone was talking about Sons of Anarchy. I thought to myself, damn this show must be good if most of my friends are raving about it.
So I did what any fan would do in a situation like this, I had a mad marathon and soon I was ready for season 6. I don’t regret it one bit but I tell you season 6 was hard and my heart broke into a million pieces. I know it’s fiction but that finale hit me hard and I cried the ugliest of cries! Continue reading