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