Tag: book to film adaptations

I Wish I Had a Reindeer…

Dash and Lily

My feelings for Dash and Lily the show are not unlike what I feel about the two books. A really good, fun beginning but man I wish there was a reindeer that could have run them both over somewhere between 5 and 6 and leave me with happy memories.

*All holiday films, books and shows will be judged on a Grinch Scale which is basically how much my heart grew, or didn’t, for the event in question. And since I wanted a reindeer to run them over we can all see where this is going.

Well No House is Ever Perfect

Locke and Key

Locke & Key

Netflix Series

I went into this one with a bit of worry. I read the first two graphic novels in this series (by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez) a while back and didn’t love them, didn’t hate them but definitely didn’t keep reading. I remember it being pretty dark and just generally not in the mood for it at the time.

I would say the show is a wildly different tone from what I remember. Not without flaws but still super fun.

Rereading with Some Trepidation: The Stand

the stand

I’m about halfway through a re-read of The Stand. I read it for the first time when I was probably way too young and remember loving it. But I’m having some bumps on this reread.

Which you know it’s been decades people change you never read the same thing the same way no matter how much you might have loved it. But it does make me wonder- 1. Does knowing the fate of these characters change the reading experience?

2. Did I actually like the mini-series better and simply confuse that with the book?

And news about the upcoming remake makes me wonder about that version as well…