Pages

Monday, 8 October 2018

Don't you just (not) hate it when this happens ?

Whilst waiting for something else to start on TV, I caught a trailer for Sky's latest series, A Discovery of Witches.  It looked absolutely gorgeous filmed beautifully in Oxford and Venice;  I was captivated by the look of it and paid very little attention to the story it was going to tell, vampires not really being my thing at all.

I watched the first episode just for the scenery and was Down.The.Rabbit.Hole. with no hope of escape.  I'm enjoying the little details, such as the closing credits of the third episode which included the most haunting rendition of Go Your Own Way I have ever heard, it makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck in a way Fleetwood Mac never could. Lissie's cover is far better than the original:


Usually I find out about excellent television three or four years after it started and have to do a lot of catching up, so it is a very strange experience to have to wait for the next part to be broadcast.  Not being very good at waiting I searched out Deborah Harkness and now have the entire All Souls Trilogy sitting on my Kindle.

Amazon tells me there are 1,760 pages - more than The Hobbit and LotR combined - whoops πŸ˜‰



Not my normal read, but hooked from the first page:   I may be a while . . .





9 comments:

  1. I thought the song was okay until whoever-it-was started messing about with the vocals in the middle of it, that ruined it for me. Why can't people just sing a song properly all the way through and have done with it??! I've seen trailers for the programme but it's not my type of thing at all so I haven't watched any of it. I know what you mean about watching something for the scenery though - I recently got a dvd, a murder/mystery/supernatural/horror/thriller which is definitely not my type of thing but much of it was filmed on Anglesey and in a couple of other parts of North Wales which I've been to, including a church and a beach on my recent holiday, so I got it for the scenery. I've not plucked up the courage to watch it yet though!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Good luck with your DVD, horror/thriller stuff is absolutely not for me, regardless of the scenery :) I do understand though - years ago I would watch (almost) anything filmed in the Lake District, just for a glimpse of the mountains!

      Delete
    2. I've just watched the dvd and in all honesty it wasn't as horrific as I thought it would be so I'll be writing a review of it on my blog soon.

      Delete
  2. Martyn is recording the series and enjoying it too. He records and watches episodes in the afternoons while I'm busy doing my own thing. I didn't think the series would be my kind of thing but I've just asked him to re-record the first four episodes and he's downloading them now so thanks for the recommendation.

    Eunice, I'm waiting for the review of your film so pluck up some courage and watch it :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Eileen, after my enthusiasm I do hope you are not disappointed. I'm about half way through the first part of the trilogy and have a sinking feeling it is going to put me off the TV show - unfortunately, but understandably, so much has had to be cut out of the filmed version.

      Delete
  3. I love finding something completely new to me, it's Christmas/Birthday all in one. Enjoy your reading and watching. I'm not a fan of TV and most nights in our house it's switched off. I do set series recording, so I can always catch up. BUT Strictly is on, and we always watch it as it is broadcasts.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're right Marlene, a book like this is just like Christmas! I am having to ration myself to make it last !

      Delete
  4. Hmm everything the dreadful 'Twilight' could have been had it been written well, with decent protagonists and plot and for adults. It looks lovely and I may now have to watch.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've never seen Twilight, don't know anything about it, but you might enjoy DoW.

      Be warned, if you start the book it might ruin the lovely TV, you'll suddenly realise how much is missing :)

      Delete

I love receiving your comments, you know I do, and always try to respond to each and every one.

Sometimes it is the only way I know I am not talking to myself . . . 😊


(comments are automatically moderated on posts over a week old, I'll free them from Comment Prison as soon as I see them 😱 )