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ABC’s Still Star-Crossed: Proof that Fair Verona was More Full of Woe than Juliet and her Romeo

Is ABC's Still Star-Crossed the new White Princess or Reign? It has the makings of an excellent period drama but how did it live up to expectations?

The Tudors. Outlander. Downtown Abbey. The White Princess. Reign. 5 of my favorite shows – all of which are historical drama series with gorgeous costumes. 2 of the 5 (The Tudors and Reign) star Torrance Coombs. So when I found out that ABC was producing a new period drama starring Torrance Coombs (!!!) with great costumes (!!!) and Shonda Rhimes as the executive producer, I got ALL THE FEELS. Add in the fact that it was a sequel of sorts to one of the best literary works of all time and it’s a tv adaptation of a book written by Melinda Taub and, well, I

was all in. I wrote the premiere date for ABC’s Still Star-Crossed in my planner, and eager to be immersed in Verona. Continue reading “ABC’s Still Star-Crossed: Proof that Fair Verona was More Full of Woe than Juliet and her Romeo”

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Did She or Didn’t She? My Cousin Rachel Movie Adaptation

My Cousin Rachel Movie Adaptation was interesting and left the ending up to interpretation. Did you think she did it?

My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier, published in 1951 is a mystery/ romance that has withstood the test of time.  The new screen adaptation is being released today and we were lucky enough to see an advanced screening.  The My Cousin Rachel movie adaptation had a lot to accomplish if it hoped to be as good as the book.  So did it live up to the book’s promise? Continue reading “Did She or Didn’t She? My Cousin Rachel Movie Adaptation”

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The Dark Side of 13 Reasons Why: Is Teen Suicide Glamorized?

Should you ban your kids from reading and watching 13 Reasons Why?

Netflix has already renewed 13 Reasons Why, a novel by Jay Asher for a second season. The controversial show started with critical acclaim. However, there is a dark side of 13 Reasons Why. It depicts teen suicide in such a way that many adults are left wondering if it glamorized teen suicide. Continue reading “The Dark Side of 13 Reasons Why: Is Teen Suicide Glamorized?”

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Book to Screen: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Review for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. As good as the comics or just sort of lame?

My husband and I decided to venture to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, based on the comic by the same name,  with a group of 13 ten-year-old boys.  This clearly could have ended in disaster but, it turned out great and everyone had a great time.  The movie was funny and there was not a boring moment.   Continue reading “Book to Screen: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

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Everything, Everything Adaptation: Is it Everything, Everything?

Everything, Everything Movie Adaptation

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon is characterized as a young adult book but is equally compelling for adult readers.  I loved the Sun is Also a Star by Yoon and was excited to read Yoon’s first novel. Yoon’s  writing is smart, to the point and unlike any other author I’ve read.  She is able to make serious, intimidating subjects relatable. Continue reading “Everything, Everything Adaptation: Is it Everything, Everything?”

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