Calling all period drama lovers: ITV is gifting us with two exciting adaptations of classic novels. First up is a seven part miniseries of Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, which will premiere sometime later this year. Amazon and ITV have partnered with Mammoth Screen - the production company responsible for Victoria and Poldark - to bring this Victorian tome to... Continue Reading →
Since it's Golden Globes night, I thought it would be the perfect time to briefly mention my Favorite Movies and TV of 2017. Movies: The Big Sick This romantic comedy is equal parts hilarious and heartfelt. The Big Sick is a testament to the fact that real life is often more interesting than fiction, and that diversity... Continue Reading →
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic Little Women. As part of the celebration, we will be getting not one, but two new adaptations that will bring the March family to the screen. A three-part miniseries from Masterpiece PBS and BBC will premiere winter 2018. Heidi Thomas (Call the... Continue Reading →
I'm a bit obsessed with the new BBC adaptation of Howards End... Full confession, I've watched both of the first two episodes twice so far. I'm especially enjoying the cinematography, costumes, fast-paced dialogue, and the suburb acting. I'm utterly in love with the entire eccentric Schlegel clan. The relationship between the siblings-with their quips, boisterous arguments,... Continue Reading →
How is it almost August?!?! The good news is that it's time once again for a month-long celebration of all things Austen. Austen in August is a reading event hosted by Adam at Roof Beam Reader. The goal is to read (or reread) as many Jane Austen works/spinoffs/biographies as possible throughout the month. 2017 marks the... Continue Reading →
The trailer for Season 3 of Outlander was released yesterday, and it looks pretty epic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1YrLG2ddQs I really need to start reading Voyager. I especially can't wait to read the famous print shop scene... Outlander Season 3 is set to premiere (in the US) September 10 on STARZ. Will you be watching Outlander Season 3?
Praise be, there's a new series based on a Margaret Atwood novel in the works. Netflix is joining Hulu on the Atwood adaptation bandwagon, with an upcoming miniseries based on Alias Grace. An historical fiction novel, Alias Grace is based on the true crime story of Grace Marks- a woman convicted for the murder of her employer in... Continue Reading →