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« Reply #90 on: October 17, 2011, 11:38:53 AM »
I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the first series. The prequel series was also good but not quite as good.

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« Reply #91 on: October 26, 2011, 11:17:45 AM »
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/brian-grazer-stephen-kings-dark-253110

Dark Tower adapted for TV by HBO? Seems like a good idea if it happens.

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« Reply #92 on: January 03, 2012, 04:13:23 AM »
Just watched Scandal in Belgravia (the first episode of the second series of Sherlock).  It's rather good, I thought.

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« Reply #93 on: January 03, 2012, 09:00:17 AM »
I agree. And take note Guy Ritchie, that's how to do an Irene Adler that bewitches Sherlock.

Sadly Sky's efforts at Treasure Island looked good, had some interesting moments but ultimately failed because tv writers are typewriter bashing monkeys who think they can do a better plot that RL Stephenson.

They can't. Why when a book had been in print for 150 years do these monkeys think they can improve it?

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« Reply #94 on: January 04, 2012, 01:18:15 AM »
I think the answer to that lies in the question ;).

I've not actually read the book of Treasure Island; I suppose if it's been in print that long, it's probably worth a look...

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« Reply #95 on: January 04, 2012, 11:57:32 AM »
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"In anything fit to be called by the name of reading, the process itself should be absorbing and voluptuous; we should gloat over a book, be rapt clean out of ourselves, and rise from the perusal, our mind filled with the busiest, kaleidoscopic dance of images, incapable of sleep or of continuous thought.

The words, if the book be eloquent, should run thenceforward in our ears like the noise of breakers, and the story, if it be a story, repeat itself in a thousand coloured pictures to the eye."
Robert Louis Stevenson, author of the fantastic book Treasure Island.

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« Reply #96 on: January 04, 2012, 01:05:24 PM »
Damn good quote.

Now, might you have a bit of Christian fare?

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Re: TV thread
« Reply #97 on: January 10, 2012, 09:04:06 AM »
I was quite disappointed by Sherlock 2x02 - Hound of the Baskervilles. I've not read the original, but I'm told that they changed the story entirely, and it was a fairly substandard fare offered. Especially coming after the fantastic Scandal in Belgravia. Baskervilles had some really flat characters in it, and an unconvincing attempt to segue into horror.
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« Reply #98 on: January 10, 2012, 09:28:53 AM »
I commented to Claire that it was a story that needed no alteration at all, yet they changed it wholesale

Trying to be too clever by far.

Also, I'd reccomend the original

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« Reply #99 on: January 10, 2012, 03:15:03 PM »
It is odd that they feel the need to tamper so much with such well known plots -

Anyone that's not read The Hound of the Baskervilles - I recommend you should - If only for the alone-on-the-dark-scary-moors-surrounded-by-imagined-fear imagery that will serve you well in role-playing years to come. (and read the other three Holmes novels too).

Treasure Island I can take or leave - I expected too much from it maybe - enjoyed Kidnapped more -
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« Reply #100 on: January 30, 2012, 06:55:21 PM »
Having just watched Birdsong on the BBC (both parts are on iplayer) I have to say its some of the best TV I have seen in a long time. Utterly superb in my opinion.

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Re: TV thread
« Reply #101 on: August 22, 2012, 08:51:42 PM »
Just so you know, I own a comic book store

Oh, and write a fiction blog for fun

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Re: TV thread
« Reply #102 on: January 26, 2013, 07:36:50 PM »
So

Utopia on C4 (first 2 eps on 4OD)

Strange, very British slice of scifi/conspiracy/distopia that so far I have very much liked.

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« Reply #103 on: January 31, 2013, 06:39:20 PM »
Yeah, Utopia is great. Watched all three so far on tv, even though it was way past my bedtime!

I reckon Distopia = real title, so even the title is a lie.