Hello my fellow bookworms and adaptation lovers, it is time for an update on the adaptations I have been watching over the last month:
A Very English Scandal (2018)
Not Read TV Series Television
On the BBC iPlayer, my dad and I binged watched this new British three-part drama, based on John Preston’s book, which dramatizes the political scandal that rocked Britain in the 1970s. In which Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal Democrats, was tried and acquitted of conspiring to murder his former lover, Norman Scott (Ben Wishaw). With a gay love-affair, a bungled murder plot and a dead dog… this really has all the ingredients for a very funny yet chilling English scandal! Great watch.
That is one new-to-me adaptation and as I have not re-watched any adaptations either, that’s just one adaptation finished over the whole month! However I am also still watching The Handmaid’s Tale (Series 2) and Poldark (Series 4), so will hopefully have more to share with you next month.
As for non-adaptations, after finishing the gripping final series of The Tunnel, I thought I would go back to check out the original Scandinavian series, The Bridge (Series 1). Even with the subtitles this was just as gripping and I can now see how well The Tunnel’s makers transposed the original story and characters. I also went to the cinema to see the super fun Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). Then right at the end of the month, I finished watching the often brilliant but also baffling and bonkers Westworld (Series 2).
Have you watched any of these? What did you watch in June?