Hi and hello 🙂
My eyeballs hurt. I recognise that this is an odd way to start a blog post but I swear it’s related. I’m pretty sure this current ailment is because of spending too much time staring at screens, even with my glasses on, so it’s pretty ironic that I’m here today to talk about my plans to stare at more screens.
I’m pegging the 2020’s as the decade of the book adaptations and I’m loving it. Sure we’re living through a pandemic, we’ve got political unrest all over the world and the economy is in shambles BUT we get to watch books come to life. Small mercies.
Today I’m going to be talking about the book adaptations! We’re going to start by looking towards the future at the adaptations I’m super excited for and then work our way backwards to the ones I watched (… or at least started) last year.
Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
I am so excited about this TV show. So excited, in fact, that I just can’t bring myself to watch the trailer or listen to Regret Me, the first song that has been released. Does anybody else get so overwhelmed with excitement that they push off doing/reading/watching the thing they’re excited for in the first place? I do this all the time and it’s ruining my life.
Despite not having watched the trailer, I have seen the promo and behind the scenes pics so I am so ready for the revival of 70’s rock ‘n’ roll and that kind of boho chic look. The entire cast looks phenomenal but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I was most looking forward to seeing Sam Claflin, who really hasn’t let us down in a book-adaptation so far, as Billy and Riley Keough as Daisy.
The chances of Aurora being a top album on my Spotify wrapped is a very real possibility this year and I will not regret a single thing about it.
Sticking with TJR but switching books … I know there’s going to be an Evelyn Hugo adaptation eventually. It’s not included in this list because I found nothing to suggest it was coming out this year but this is me expressing my excitement just in case. It still irks me that Daisy Jones is a TV show and Evelyn Hugo is a movie – that should be swapped or they should both be TV shows.
ALSO Malibu Rising is getting an adaptation and yet all three of these books are being adapted by different studios. Is that not the most infuriating thing!? I’d laugh if they managed to get the same actor for Mick Riva in all three though.
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