Hello my fellow bookworms and adaptation lovers, I’m sorry this comes rather late to you, but July was a very month for me with work and my holidays. So belatedly here is what I managed to watch, when I was home, last month:
Gentleman Jack (2019)
Not Read TV Series Television
Once the school holidays started, I indulged in a binge watch of this new, historical drama, based on the collected diaries of Anne Lister, on the BBC iPlayer. Set in 1832, the series follows the unusual lady landowner and industrialist, Anne Lister, as she tries to restore her late uncle’s estate, finds herself falling for her pretty neighbour, Miss Walker and fights prejudice from all quarters for it. A quirky, fun and refreshing show and the brilliant Suranne Jones absolutely shines as Anne. Great watch.
Altogether that’s one new-to-me adaptation watched. I also enjoyed re-watching Jurassic Park (1993) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), which brings my grand total up to three adaptations watched over the month. As well as those I still have the American fantasy drama Once Upon a Time (Series 1) to complete; I’ve continued watching the newest series of the dark, dystopian drama, The Handmaid’s Tale (Series 3); and I’ve started watching the final series of BBC’s sweeping historical drama, Poldark (Series 5).
As for non-adaptations, I watched Russel T. Davies’ bonkers, futuristic drama, Years and Years (2019), which imagines some pretty-scary political and technological advances for the UK in the near-future. I also whizzed through the fascinating second series of Professor Alice Robert’s Britain’s Most Historic Towns (Series 2), where we visited, amongst others, Georgian Bristol, Civil War Oxford and Plantagenet Canterbury.
Have you watched any of these? What have you been watching recently?