Here’s what the Adaptation staff have been up to in the month of June!
Wayward Pines, Thursdays on FOX
At first this looked like another late spring installment disaster (like Persons Unknown, The Event, and Harper’s Island), but it turned out to be something much more intriguing. It had a small break a bit ago, but the week previous to that, we were already let in on a major twist. This however makes the show more appealing to watch rather than less! So nothing has really been spoiled. It is based on the Wayward Pines trilogy by Blake Crouch and airs Thursday Nights on Fox.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Saturdays on BBC America
It is called the “Harry Potter for adults”—why Harry Potter itself wouldn’t be for adults, I don’t understand, but nevertheless. In this BBC show, it has been 300 years since England saw magic and some people want to know why! A vagrant prophesies that two magician’s will bring magic back, which happen to be the title people. They come from very different circumstances, and the lines between good and evil are blurred early on. However, England is at war with Napoleon and Mr. Norrell wants to help and make magic respectable. Only 3 episodes have aired via BBC America, and I cannot wait to watch the rest!
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
I’m not usually one to read novels that focus on romance, and this book was an impulse purchase in the grocery store of all places, but I was very intrigued by the description. It’s a college love story told from the perspectives of everyone except the main couple—from their friends to the nosy Starbucks staff to a rather curmudgeonly bench on campus. Yes, a bench. Everyone else is able to see the sparks fly between them, but the two are awkward and shy and just not quite in the position to make the first move. It would be annoying if they weren’t so sweet. And the book would be overly sweet if it weren’t for a few observers full of cynicism and sarcasm when faced with the couple.
Batman: Arkham Knight on PS4 or Xbox One
The final chapter in the Arkham trilogy by Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros., Batman: Arkham Knight sees our hero go up against the Scarecrow and original game character Arkham Knight who have caused a city-wide evacuation in Gotham. The game is packed full of side quests and has perfected the combat system, plus you get to drive the Batmobile. It’s so addicting it’s basically all I’ve been doing for the past week.
That’s it for us this month, but be sure to leave your own recommendations in the comments!
Oops. Forgot to mention that Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell are based on Susanna Clark’s Debut Novel of the same name, in case anyone wanted to check it out!
Jenn and Kendyl can vouch for how fantastic the book is! They read it on the recommendation of Andrew about a year ago.
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