My Favourite TV Show of 2018: A Discovery of Witches

While I don’t have a Sky box, I did invest in a monthly NowTV subscription in order to watch the debut of this show in September.

I’d started listening to the first book (thank you Audible!) in August and had then binge read the rest of the books in the All Souls trilogy in quick succession.

So I had high expectations for the Sky-commissioned television show. The television series was very faithful to the books, although it made some effort to expand on the storylines of the secondary characters – often introducing them earlier than in the books. I felt this was a positive change.

The casting was perfect – Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer have terrific chemistry and were inspired choices for the main leads.

I also love the rich settings – from the Bodleian Library to the opinionated, witchy cottage in Madison. The combination of convincing acting and atmospheric settings make watching this series a lush, evocative experience.

I am already looking forward to watching seasons 2 and 3. I’m even hopeful that they might be able to commission a fourth season, based on Time’s Convert (Marcus’s story).

Will I like it?

It’s Twilight reimagined for adults, with Outlander‘s time travel thrown in (for Season 2). So, probably, yes!

My Rating:

Full cupcake marks with fairy dust sprinkled on top. A yummy, yummy treat!


7 thoughts on “My Favourite TV Show of 2018: A Discovery of Witches

    • I had the same experience as you, but the trailer for the TV show prompted me to try the audiobook… and the rest is history. I do highly recommend the books – just give yourself a chance to get past the first 100 pages of Oxford and alchemy. 😁

  1. I absolutely cannot wait to watch this one! It’s only available with our most expensive subscription service here, so I think I’m going to have to wait until it’s on DVD. Even so, it’ll be something to look forward to! I’ve enjoyed the main actors in their other film roles so I’m excited to see them in something that’s a fantasy 😀 So glad you enjoyed this one after liking the books so much! I hope the next season is just as good 🙂

  2. I haven’t heard of this series or the show before now! I am all over book to movie adaptations and this one sounds right up my alley. You had me at Twilight reimagined for adults. Thanks so much for sharing this. I am so happy that you enjoyed it. 🙂

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