The month of book adaptations!
Ted Lasso (Season Two) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Mythic Quest – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Maid – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
You (Season Three) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Only Murders in the Building – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Behind Her Eyes – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
One of Us is Lying – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A great TV month! Ted Lasso is WORTH. THE. HYPE. And season two was even better than the first. I loved getting to know more of the players on the team and the character development was excellent. It’s such a shame that they’re ending the show after the third season. Mythic Quest was a lot of fun—especially watching Danny Pudi play such an asshole. The stand alone episode “A Dark Quiet Death” starring Cristin Milioti and love of my life, Jake Johnson, is like a short film. I instantly wanted to watch it again and only part of that was because of Jake Johnson. Watching Only Murders in the Building reminded me how hysterical Martin Short is and the chemistry between him and Steve Martin is just pure magic. I can’t wait for a season two. I watched two TV adaptations of books I’ve read before this month: one being pretty good, the other not so much. One of Us Is Lying was strong and I think the changes they made from the book made sense. The TV show of Behind Her Eyes diminished some of the mystery from the book. Things felt a lot more overtly obvious on screen then they did when reading the story.
What Happened to Brittany Murphy – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Birds of Paradise – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Wait Until Dark – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dear Evan Hansen – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Carrie – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
The Nightmare Before Christmas (rewatch) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I usually try to watch spooky films in the month of October, but I just wasn’t feeling it this year. I did manage to sneak in some classic horror movies Carrie and Wait Until Dark. I’m surprised Wait Until Dark isn’t talked about more often especially with Audrey Hepburn starring in such a different kind of movie. Birds of Paradise was another adaptation of a book I read this month and I use the term adaptation very, very loosely. Both were pretty average. I think if I didn’t already know a lot of the backlash going into it, I would have enjoyed Dear Evan Hansen more. It just really didn’t transfer over from stage to screen well at all. By eliminating certain songs and scenes, the interpretations of events and characters completely change. Quite disappointing.