Bookish Small Screen Viewing

Just in time for some weekend relaxation, I’ve got some more book adaptations for you to binge on…both are very different from each other!

The Boys

The Boys is an insight into the lives of superheroes, but not the clean cut one that DC and Marvel portray. No, this is the murky world that survives behind the seasons.

Based on the comic books by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys tells the story of a group of superheroes (“owned” by a corporation and the Boys, vigilantes determined to expose the dark side of America’s superstars.

Homelander made my skin crawl. He may be the equivalent of someone like Superman to the adoring American public but behind closed doors, he’s obnoxious and controlling, dictatorial in a way.

The story is very dark as a superhero story goes and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Looking forward to Season 2 in September!

The Stranger

I used to devour the Harlan Coben books, particularly the Myron Bolitar series but The Stranger wasn’t one I’d read. Could a book set in New Jersey translate to being set in the UK?

I thought the casting was brilliant. It was like a who’s who of British top drama acting. Jennifer Saunders, Richard Armitage, Stephen Rea, Dervla Kirwan, Antony Head. I’ve got to say I love a bit of Richard Armitage – ever since I saw him years ago in Robin Hood.

The Stranger had the twists and turns as I’d expect from a Coben book. I didn’t know where the story was heading as it played out on the screen. It did make me smile to get a cameo from the author.

If you like a tense domestic thriller style programme, I’d recommend you give this a try and I’m excited that more Coben books are being commissioned/bought by Netflix!!

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