Please go here to read my original interview with Kelley Armstrong, she's terrific!
I'm so excited that Armstrong New York Times bestselling series has FINALLY made it to the small screen. I still remember almost a decade ago, when I was looking for a good read to help fill the void that the Twilight Saga (pre-Eclipse and Breaking Dawn) has left behind, and Armstrong's Bitten continued popping up on various recommendation lists, so I thought I'd give it a try, and I've never looked back!
Needless to say, I LOVE the written work from Armstrong (easily in my top five favourite books), andTrue Blood- all you need to see is the opening credits for the show to see the similarities between the two. After reading a few of the books from Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse series (cause I really couldn't stomach any more than that) I completely understand why the creators of that show chose to take such a dark, sex-driven turn on Harris's work.while the small screen adaptation left me wanting a bit more, it shows a great deal of promise. In fact, I would probably be singing its praises right now if for not one small fact- the creators are trying WAY to hard to turn this show into the Werewolf equivalent of
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the sexual charge of the series premiere, however, Armstrong is much stronger writer in all respects, including plot and character, and I really don't think her narrative needs this influence. With all this said, I really enjoyed the show! Great choice in casting (although I must admit I was a bit hesitant with the choice for Clay) but I can DEFINITELY see Greyston Holt growing on me (in fact he already is). My one irk for the series premier- I really wanted more Clay and Elena one-on-one time, but I think the creators and writers made the right decision in their pacing, it was more realistic and I know there will be PLENTY one-on-one time with these two in the future haha (well that is if they follow Armstrong's work, which I'm really hoping they do)
|Danver's Wolf Pack|
The show's creators have done a fantastic job with their casting choice, but I LOVE that they chose to remain true to Armstrong's original work, and have set parts of the in TORONTO represent! haha couldn't help it. The set (especially the Danver's property) is exactly how I imagined it when first reading Armstrong's books- I was literally watching pages from one of my favourite books come to life! So amazing!
Overall, I would definitely recommend paranormal and Armstrong fans watch this new series Saturday nights on the Space channel (if you're in Canada). I firmly believe that this and Reign are going to be my two favourite shows for the 2014 Winter/Spring season.
Did you have a chance to watch the series premiere? What did you think of it?
Happy reading and watching! ;)