ITA Mary. I too am also far removed from the book. It’s been many years since I read DOA. I wish I had time to re-read it, I know that I don’t though.
ITA too about the sex scene quota thing. Hit the nail on the head. Cuz that’s how I felt, like it was just kind of thrown in to meet the quota. Many of their sex scenes have been good and filmed well and match how I pictured them from the book. I just hate the random stuff that the writers throw in sometimes.
Young Ian was probably my fave part of Episode 2. I enjoyed his convo with John Q Myers, and his talking about the natives, and his dealings with Rollo. I am interested in how they will portray his going to live with the natives, and his time being absent from the series. I would love for them to keep John Bell and let him age like Young Ian does in the books. I don’t want a re-cast after his absence.
I am looking forward to when John Grey appears with Willie. I love that stuff. I want to say it’s after Brianna goes back in time, so I guess it may be the 2nd half of the season.
This sounds really nit-picky, but hey, that’s what I do with the show sometimes. I really wished they had filmed in North Carolina! There is a burgeoning film industry close by here in ATL and also in North Carolina. I just wish they had made it work. We know that the story is in America from here on out, from North Carolina to the colony cities up north. I just wish they would shoot here. It’s taking away from the feel of it for me I guess. From what I read, I think they even had all these Native American actors go to Scotland for the filming. What the hell? Just film here! I can’t believe it’s that much more costly. Than sending Natives over, than all the CGI they need to do. If they don’t film in some of the historical colonial places for the future books, that’s just going to be weird. They filmed in South Africa for the West Indies. It’s not like they can’t go on location somewhere.
Case in point, Mercy Street. This show was cancelled after 2 seasons, but it took place in Civil War era Virginia. And they filmed in that area, and it looked damn good and so authentic.