Hello my fellow bookworms and adaptation lovers, here are the adaptations I’ve watched during October:
Wayward Pines (Series 2)
Not Read TV Series Television
A science-fiction drama, produced by M. Night Shyamalan and based on the novels by Blake Crouch. The small, mysterious town of Wayward Pines has a new resident and a threat from the outside world threatens its very existence. Slightly less mystery to this 2nd series but still a gripping tale which is full of twists and turns.
Wuthering Heights (1939)
Read Film Television
A classic adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel, which follows the stormy relationship of Cathy (Merle Oberon) and Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier). I loved the cinematography and moody atmosphere of this film but I was a little disappointed that the children/next generation were left out completely.
The 5th Wave (2016)
Not Read Film Cinema
Science-fiction, thriller based on Rick Yancey’s popular, young adult novel, which follows Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she tries to survive the five deadly waves of attacks on Earth from a hostile alien race. This didn’t have a very good rating one Sky, but I am glad I gave it a go because I thought it was an exciting, fun watch.
Read Film Cinema
The third Robert Langdon thriller based on the bestselling novel by Dan Brown. Langdon finds himself in a race against time, following clues based on Dante’s Inferno, to stop a deadly virus being released. A thrilling adventure, in stunning locations, with another great performance from Tom Hanks. Sadly, they changed the ending!
During October, I also enjoyed hilarious re-watches of Clueless (1995) and Deadpool (2016) , which means altogether I have watched 6 adaptations – a good month.
As for non-adaptations, I watched the fourth series of the brilliant Ripper Street, a Victorian crime series set on the streets of Whitechapel, in the East End of London. Another gripping, bloody series which had the most almighty cliff hanger ever!
Have you watched any of these? What have you been watching recently?