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I LOVE LOVE LOVE the mini series!

Discussion in '11/22/63' started by allmomsbiz, May 27, 2016.

  1. allmomsbiz

    allmomsbiz New Member

    I see people posting about selling out, blah blah blah, or the show is so different from the book... so what? It's great and I think it improves after the first 1-2 episodes. I feel the actors, especially JF really warms to the part. He and Sadie - oh my, and Miz Mimi - I just love them and I feel that they are so terrific in their parts. I love the book but I also love the mini series. With the story line being somewhat different, it's like getting another story almost. This does not bother me. Life is good. People need to get over themselves, really. Write your own stories, then! Hahahah, AS IF!!! Thank you, Stephen! I've never met you but I hope to sometime. I live in Oregon, near Portland.
    A Constant Reader for many years, Diane.
     
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome!
     
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  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  4. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    I loved the series too, welcome to the board :)
     
  5. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    11-22-63 Welcome.JPG

    Welcome to the SKMB Diane - I have recorded the series but I am waiting to watch it - my hubby gets home end of June so I thought we could watch it together - glad you like it!
     
  6. SHEEMIEE

    SHEEMIEE Well-Known Member

    JIMLA!!!!!!!
     
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  7. SHEEMIEE

    SHEEMIEE Well-Known Member

    I read, and enjoyed the book- so sitting down to finally catch the tv version had me hoping-nay- praying the storyline stuck to the...er storyline.

    But halfway through episode one I started shouting and waving my hands around quoting Annie Wilkes "hang on a cockadooday minute- that's not the way it happened!"

    So,
    mr Epping now has a sidekick to help him in his investigations , and we got no alleyway step over, and no all important clutzy meeting between Epping and dunhill(I wanted to see that)
    but that's okay.
    I will watch it for what it is- seems intriguing -- but my big bug bare is this ....
    he gone back yet to see how his changes have panned out??? I'm sure he tried several times in the book.

    Ah well - let's hope episode 3 has all the answers eh .
     
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  8. SHEEMIEE

    SHEEMIEE Well-Known Member

    JIMLAAAAAAAAAA!
     
  9. Rarebit

    Rarebit Member

    There've been several of tv or film adaptations of King's novels that I have not cared for, but this is one I DO like!
     
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  10. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  11. garnetann

    garnetann New Member

    read the book first, mini series different. caught some of the references like number one fan. loved the back story to miss mimi referencing the godfather. anyone else notice the intro music is the same as beetlejuice?
     
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  12. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Welcome. We loved the series. I was quite sceptical at first. UTD had been a major disappointment and I really didn't want a repeat. OK, there were some changes from the book, but they worked so well on TV and kept to the tone of the story.
     
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  13. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    I've watched the first four episodes and it is better than I expected. It must be expensive and difficult to produce a film set in a different time period. Much greater emphasis in the show on Oswald and a possible conspiracy than in the book. In the book, it seemed like 99% had nothing much to do with that. There are some bizarre historical errors like George DeM being present when Marina took the backyard photos of Oswald holding the rifle but I assume most people don't care. I can understand the plot mechanism in the show for Jake to have sidekick to explain what is going on. In the book that is not necessary since we can read his thoughts etc.
     
  14. bradjewell

    bradjewell Member

    I agree.. thought it was pretty awesome.

    Have not read the book though.
     
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  15. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    You should read the book - it's so great!
     
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  16. bradjewell

    bradjewell Member

    It's on the big list of "to read" :)
     
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  17. dsurrett

    dsurrett Well-Known Member

    Mini-series was very good, book was great. Still my favorite post-DT King writing. I didn't like some of the changes from the book to the series, but all in all, better than most stuff on TV this year.
     
  18. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Nice to see you dsurrett!
     

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