Adaptations: January 2018

Hello my fellow bookworms and adaptation lovers, here are the adaptations I have been watching over the last month:

The Frankenstein Chronicles (Series 2)
Read     TV Series     Television

Last year this gripping period crime drama, inspired by Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, returned for its second series on ITV Encore. After the shock at the end of series one, we return to John Marlott (Sean Bean) as he tries to find Lord Hervey before he can perform his diabolical experiment again. I didn’t love this second series as much as the first, however it was still an enjoyable, edge of your seat thrill. Good watch.


The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Not Read     Film     Apple TV

When visiting my mum for my birthday, I was thrilled to have the chance to watch this stunning new action film, based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan stories, with my brother. Eight years after leaving the jungle Lord Greystoke (Alexander Skarsgård) must become ‘Tarzan’ again to save his friends. As well as a stellar human cast, I thought all the animal characters were digitally brought realistically to life. Good watch.


Cinderella (18.01.2018)
Read     Pantomime     Theatre

A good old, traditional pantomime, based on the classic fairy tale of Cinderella, which is laugh-out-loud fun for all the family. With a fabulous cast, including: soul-diva Beverley Knight, Strictly finalist Danny Mac, comedian Matt Slack, pop star Suzanne Shaw and comedy duo The Grumbleweeds. I went with friends for my birthday and a brilliant night out was had by all! Great watch.


That’s three new-to-me adaptations watched in January. I also enjoyed re-watching all of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which was being re-shown on ITV2. That brings my total up to six adaptations altogether.

As for non-adaptations, I binge watched my recordings of the charming, historical drama Victoria (Series 2) and gritty, historical crime drama Peaky Blinders (Series 4). I also got hooked and downloaded the whole series of the new: explosive, crime thriller Hard Sun and the gut-wrenching, final series of Anglo-French crime drama The Tunnel: Vengeance. Finally, on my visit to my mum’s, I also watched the dark fantasy, adventure The Last Witch Hunter (2015) with my brother.

Have you watched any of these? What did you watch in January?

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18 thoughts on “Adaptations: January 2018

    1. Proxy, I hope you are enjoying Peaky Blinders 😀 And yes, I did watch the charming new adaptation of Little Women – I talked about it in my December & Christmas adaptations post 🙂

  1. I’ve seen The Lord of the Rings trilogy (not this time around, but last year and the year before… It seems to be an annual thing!). I’ve been watching Tom Hanks films lately (Bridge of Spies, The Circle and A Hologram for the King).

    1. Yeah Nikki, I think it is an annual thing. Now they’ve moved on to re-showing The Hobbit trilogy and later in the year we will probably get the Harry Potter and Star Wars films 😀 Ooo I am a big fan of Tom Hanks 🙂 I thought Bridge of Spies was great, but I have yet to see The Circle or A Hologram for the King.

    1. HAHA Judy, I also own The Lord of the Rings DVDs but even so I just can’t resist popping it on when ITV2 is showing it… again! Now from all my comments on this post, it would seem I am the only one not watching The Crown!

  2. We watched series 2 of The Crown – not as good as series 1 but still very watchable. My friend keeps recommending The Tunnel but I think its only on Sky?

  3. Wow! You’ve seen a lot over the last month. I wasn’t impressed with The Legend of Tarzan (2016). As for me, I saw fewer movies than usual in January, and I sort of took a break from blogging but now I’m back. 😉

    1. Carmen, I only realised in hindsight just how much I had managed to watch! Now you are back from your break hopefully you will be able to watch even more films and adaptations. 🙂

  4. I’ve seen the Legend of Tarzan but not the other too. We’ve been watching the second series of The Crown – which was really good. I hope there’s going to be a third.
    Lynn 😀

    1. Lynn, I am pleased to hear you’ve been enjoying The Crown. I haven’t seen it myself but I have heard there is going to be a third series, with new actors to play the characters now they’re older.

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