Friday, January 25, 2019

Bookworm Confessions: I Watched the TV Show Before I Read the Book (II)


There's been a lot of great books being made into movies and TV shows, such as To All the Boys I've Loved Before. Normally I try to read the book before I watch the TV show or movie, but in this case I ran out of time. Bookworm problems, right?  My TBR list is already overflowing, so I went ahead and watched these shows/movies without reading the books:



 

The Miniaturist - This was a mini-series on PBS based on the book by the same name.  I really loved the setting of 17th century Amsterdam and the costumes were great. I had no idea about the wealth in Amsterdam at this time, so the Dutch Golden Age was very captivating.  The Miniaturist was haunting and very atmospheric.  I will say that I really didn't like the ending though. I was expecting so much more. I am not sure if the novel ends that way, so if you are a book reader and watched the show, please chime in.




  


Crazy Rich Asians - It seems I may be the only person that hasn't read this super popular series by Kevin Kwan . I really wanted to, but I ran out of time. I was very curious though about it though and was excited to watch the movie. Let's just say it was so much fun! It was a bit more rom-com than I expected, but overall, a very entertaining movie. I hear the books are a delight as well.  Book readers---is the movie a direct adaption or were their major changes?  Did you see this film? Let me know your thoughts!


Do you tend to read the book before you watch the TV or movie? What are some of your upcoming favorite adaptations? I am looking forward to seeing A Discovery of Witches as a TV show and I want to read Where'd You Go, Bernadette before it's made into a movie. What are you looking forward to?

8 comments:

  1. I usually read the book first, but I watched the Game of Thrones TV show before starting the series. Those books have way too many characters. The show helped me remember who’s who.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Me too! I confess I did the same thing as well, although my husband is a book reader as well as a show watcher and keeps me updated on all changes, etc. Can't wait for the new season! Thanks for visiting, AJ.

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  2. I think I'm kind of 50-50 on reading or watching first. I read Crazy Rich Asians before watching the movie and enjoyed both!

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    1. I wish I had read the book before the movie...definitely seems like a fun read! Thanks for visiting, Angela!

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  3. I watched The Vampire Diaries without having read the books. I'm also really looking forward to P.S. I Still Love You being turned into a movie.

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    1. Yes! I read Vampire Diaries before the TV show....that was definitely a fun adaptation. I am looking forward to P.S. as well! Can't wait! Thanks for visiting, Abby.

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  4. I currently have the movie of CRA from the library...I also own the book. I keep thinking I should get to it, but I read the first 50 pages or so a few months back and it wasn't really holding my interest. It will probably be a movie I watch first, too...

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    1. It's hard to make time for all those books we want to read. CRA is definitely a fun rom-com! I look forward to your thoughts on it! Thanks for visiting, Natalie.

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