Hello my fellow bookworms and adaptation lovers, here are some more adaptations I watched in November:
Zoo (2015) Not Read TV Series Television
A new American thriller based on the novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. When different species of animals start to show violence towards humans, an unlikely and eccentric group get together to scour the Earth for answers and a cure. I thought this was a really interesting concept, however I don’t think the production quality was as high as it could have been for all the episodes. Okay watch.
An Inspector Calls (2015) Read TV Film Television
BBC costume drama, based on J B Priestley’s play, part of the BBC’s 20th-century literary adaptations series. A mysterious inspector arrives at the home of a wealthy, English family to question them about the suicide of a young, working-class woman. I have fond memories of studying this at school and I have seen the play twice. A quality new production which kept the central message of social justice intact, even though the ending has been tweaked. Plus David Thewlis is a perfect Inspector Goole. Great watch.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015) Read Film Cinema
The long-awaited finale to the epic Hunger Games film franchise, based on Suzanne Collins’ popular dystopian series. Katniss and her friends must make the final, bloody bid for a free Panem. Amazing special effects, spectacular fight sequences and beautiful cinematography – plus more great performances from Jennifer Lawrence and ensemble cast. All in all a strong end to an exciting series. Great watch.
That’s 3 new releases to add to my previous 5 watches this month – giving a grand total of 8 adaptations in November! I am also very close to finishing the BBC’s amazing new series The Last Kingdom (Bernard Cornwell) and the 2nd series of The Leftovers (Tom Perrotta).
Have you watched any of these? What have you been watching recently?