16 August 2017 | shanekolacz
A Good King TV Adaptation
As a fan of Mr. King for many years --and NOT a fan of most of the TV and movie adaptations of his works-- I have to say I was impressed with the pilot episode. The casting of Brendan Gleeson got me in to watch it and thank God nobody asked him to try an American accent (witness what happened when they asked Michael Caine to try that in 'Mr Morgan's Last Love'). Also, it was nice to see Harry Treadaway pop up again after 'Penny Dreadful'. The whole show spoke of quality and good storytelling. I agree that the opening scene was a little gratuitous but it is faithful to the novel and I would rather see this sort of violence represented honestly than stylistically. No illusions that blood and guts aren't spilled when you drive a car through human bodies. I am looking forward to the next episode and have already added it to my weekly TV viewing list.