Hello my fellow bookworms and adaptation lovers, here are the adaptations I watched in January:
Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
Not Read Film Cinema
At the start of the month, I had a magical trip to the cinema to see this charming sequel to the classic 1964 film; based on the books of P. L. Travers. The practical perfect nanny returns to help the now adult Michael Banks, his sister and his three children save their home from being repossessed. Probably couldn’t ever beat the original, but it has a jolly good try, with Emily Blunt doing a grand job and some wonderfully eccentric, colourful songs and dances. Great watch.
Midnight, Texas (Series 2)
Not Read TV Series Television
The second series of this American supernatural drama, based on the books of the same name by Charlaine Harris, which takes us back to the small, mysterious town of Midnight. Where psychic Manfred (François Arnaud) and the town’s other supernatural inhabitants must band together, when the opening of a holistic healing spa brings a new, deadly threat with it. Lots more fun to be had here, but sadly the show has been axed. Good watch.
That’s two new-to-me adaptations watched. I also enjoyed comforting re-watches of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). Which brings my grand total up to four adaptations for the whole month.
As for non-adaptations, I watched series one of Charlie Brooker’s A Touch of Cloth (2012), a spoof police procedural series starring the brilliant John Hannah and Suranne Jones. Also I caught up with the first series of Sky Atlantic’s gritty drama, Tin Star (2017) – Tim Roth was excellent in it, but all the characters were so thoroughly unlikeable that I’m not sure I’ll be tuning in for the newly released second series.
Have you watched any of these? What have you been watching recently?