We finally got around to watching The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society last night. I can’t adequately express to you how excited I was when I saw the first trailer months ago. The book is my favorite, hands down, and everything I’d heard and seen about the movie was positive. That’s always a plus when you have a book adaptation, and it’s a scary prospect. Sometimes, it works well. Sometimes… well, not so much. And sometimes, the movie blows the book out of the water.
With Guernsey, I’d say the book blows the movie out of the water, but the movie was really good. There were a few changes I didn’t care for, but it was enjoyable. I would have cast someone else as Juliet, but Lily James did an acceptable job. I’d not hesitate to recommend the movie to fans of the book. I’d also say don’t go into the movie expecting it to produce the same depth of feeling the book had in spades. It’s more of a “pop” version of what was a good, solid “rock” song, if that makes sense.
It was still funny and poignant, still made you think, but it wasn’t the deepest film I’ve ever seen. My husband liked it too, since it wasn’t just a chick flick, if you will.
Next up in our queue is Avengers: Infinity War, which I’m looking somewhat forward to. I’ll admit it – I’m a Thor girl all the way, so much of my interest in Infinity War is due to his inclusion. Speaking of, we just watched Thor: Ragnarok a couple of weeks ago (yes, we’re super on top of pop culture all the way, ha!) and I could easily watch it again. It was hilarious and awesome and… Thor. Loki and Hulk were fairly awesome too.
Something I’m considering taking a look at is the new iteration of Anne of Green Gables, called Anne with an E. I grew up watching the PBS movies in the 1980s, and they’re still some of my favorites to this day. When I heard they were redoing the movies in a series, I didn’t have high expectations. I never watched the Disney (?) show, as it didn’t seem to have the same feel as the movies. We ended up landing on the new show on Netflix and the trailer started to play, and I was surprised by how intriguing it looks. Have any of you seen this new version? What do you think?
Lastly, I’m working my way back through Longmire here and there. I loved the show the first time around, and I’m really enjoying it now. Watching the episodes back to back in fairly quick succession and while knowing all the things that happen later in the series is always interesting, as it’s easier to pick up on little nuggets of information. If you’ve not seen Longmire and you like mysteries, cop shows, or westerns—or just plain, good entertainment—you might give it a look-see.
So what’s on your TV?
Happy Reading (and watching!)