Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell posts
May 13, 2015 10:32 AM - Subscribe

The BBC One 7-part adaptation of Susanna Clarke's novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell airs Sunday in the UK. The novel has a depth and breadth that may be tough to dramatize, and is part of a continuity that includes short stories by Clarke. Is there interest in having two sets of posts for this series, one for readers and one for non-readers? It would be similar with what's going on for Game of Thrones and Outlander, but for only a short while.
posted by infinitewindow (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Oh god, I am so excite about this. I will take either one as I have read the novel about seven times.
posted by Kitteh at 6:59 AM on May 15, 2015

YES SO MUCH YES this is my favourite book.
posted by jeather at 8:19 AM on May 15, 2015

I read the book but only remember about 10% so I could do either a book or no book thread and be cool with it.
posted by tofu_crouton at 8:38 AM on May 15, 2015

Whaaaaaaaaaaat, is this even a thing?? I'm so excited and didn't even know this was happening! Thanks, sidebar!

I've read the book a bunch so it doesn't matter to me but will be glad to have a place to chat about it.
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 3:26 PM on May 15, 2015

I am in the same position as tofu_crouton - either is OK with me.
posted by minsies at 4:25 AM on May 16, 2015

It's not airing til July in the US. I guess we can come back to the threads when it airs? Just be careful about spoilers on the front page as usual.
posted by bleep at 2:47 PM on May 16, 2015

Just like a week ago I couldn't find any information on when it was going to air other than "in May". Cool!
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 6:33 PM on May 16, 2015

The BBC America website says June 13th, which can't come soon enough, dammit.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 6:07 PM on May 17, 2015 [1 favorite]

Here's a question: should I post tonight for our UK (and illicit) watchers, or should I wait until June for the US premiere?
posted by infinitewindow at 6:56 PM on May 17, 2015

IMHO you should post it now if you guys want to discuss it now.
posted by bleep at 6:57 PM on May 17, 2015

I think it's fine to post it now, especially since the potential US watchers in here seem ok with that. Just a warning, pb tells me that our usual sources for graphics don't have images for the show yet.
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:56 PM on May 17, 2015

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