Thursday Movie Picks - TV Edition: Book Adaptations
This week's TV theme from Wandering Through The Shelves is about book to show adaptations. In the past I've tried to go with adaptations where I read the source material, but this week I decided to pick three shows where I've never touched the book(s) they are based on.
1) His Dark Materials - I had never even heard of this series of books until the Golden Compass was made into a movie and church going folk freaked out. I never bothered with any of that, but the HBO show had a great cast so I gave it a watch and I'm glad I did. I especially loved the second season and am very invested. Sometimes I have a bit of trouble following the "politics" of the show, which likely makes sense to book readers, but I still enjoy it.
2) The Queen's Gambit - I don't think I know a single person that didn't watch this on Netflix. Anya Taylor-Joy was wonderful and the costumes are everything. I may or may not have bought a dress specifically because it reminded me of something she wore here. I'm terrible at chess, this show won't make me better, but I loved it.
3) Unorthodox - This one is technically based off a biography but this miniseries deserves more attention. It's only 4 episodes long and on Netflix and Shira Haas gives a tremendous performance. I wish I could've given her 10 Emmys for it.