While all the TV series I was watching were on winter hiatus, I tried watching a few new series (well, new to me, at least). Falling Skies was one of them.
Based on: It’s not based on a book, but I’ll post it here anyway. 😛
Original network: TNT
Series run: June 19, 2011 – ongoing
Status: Fifth and final season to air in Summer 2015
Synopsis: Falling Skies takes place in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a Boston history professor and the father of three sons, must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as second in command of a regiment of resistance fighters protecting a large group of civilian survivors. (from: press release)
Based on: Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James
Original network: BBC One
Series run: Dec 26 -28, 2013
Status: Ended (Three-part television series)
Synopsis: In their six years of marriage, Elizabeth and Darcy have forged a peaceful, happy life for their family at Pemberley, Darcy’s impressive estate. Her father is a regular visitor; her sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; the marriage prospects for Darcy’s sister, Georgiana, are favorable. And preparations for their annual autumn ball are proceeding apace. But on the eve of the ball, chaos descends. Lydia Wickham, Elizabeth’s disgraced sister who, with her husband, has been barred from the estate, arrives in a hysterical state—shrieking that Wickham has been murdered. Plunged into frightening mystery and a lurid murder trial, the lives of Pemberley’s owners and servants alike may never be the same. (from the publisher)
One of these two television series has to do with books. Thus, it’s alright to post in this book blog. Well that, and because I want to. 😀
Among the TV shows that premiered in Fall 2013 that I saw, I found Sleepy Hollow to be the most interesting.
Nikita premiered in Fall 2010 and ended its four-season run in 2013. It is most likely one of my favorite shows ever.