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2013-09-01 07:39 pm (UTC)
Confirming, no Horace.
Also, no character you can recognize, sympathize with, or stongly despise. Everyone's been mushy-middled, morality-wise, which muddles a massive part of what makes the novel gripping: characters you're rooting for vs. characters you hate but love to watch.
This should have been on cable TV where a show can afford not to be turned into a teen drama with supernaturalism, oh, and some mystery stuff on the side.
I would have dropped ths easily if it weren't such an effective example of plot moving the characters (aka terrible storytelling). The horror of the show is simply watching the show. I highly doubt Ill bother with the 2nd season.
I'm now convinced King loves shitty sceen adaptions of his work as it prompts people to declare to everyone, "but the book was so good!"
BTW, contrary to what King and the others involved have said, criticism of the show is, sadly, not the exclusive domain of bitchy novel readers who are disgruntled about the changes and are ignorant of or unwilling to accept the need for changes in adaptation.
In any case, I do wish you the joy of it, as I'm interested in the opinions of someone who manages to find merit in the show. If not, I'll enjoy the possible write-up you'll do on TV Julia vs original Julia.
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