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Old 08-12-2019, 08:31 AM
Athena is offline
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The Rook - the series on Starz and how it compares to the book.


I loved The Rook in book form, so when I heard that Starz made it into a series I was all over that.

I've watched 3.5 episodes so far and... I'm not impressed. The first two were strong, but now it seems that we've veered WAY off from the book. It's been a while since I read the book, but I don't remember any of :

SPOILER:

- Myfanwy is SLEEPING with Gestalt? WTF?
- What's all this with EVAs and kidnapping them?
- Vultures? I recall the bad guys in the book, but these bad guys seem very different
- Overall, the plot seems to be going in an entirely different direction than the book


Regardless of if I'm misremembering the book, overall the series seems really slow and the acting - especially Olivia Munn - isn't great. So what do other folks think? Does it get better?