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robeiae
07-22-2010, 04:41 PM
Series (http://www.the-pillars-of-the-earth.tv/) premieres tomorrow on Starz.

I enjoyed the novel a great deal and I'm looking forward to the series. Anyone else?

Here's a review: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/07/22/1740130/medieval-depravity-as-a-fun-tv.html



For a miniseries about the construction of a church, The Pillars of the Earth is one unholy affair. It's got arson, rape, torture, witchcraft, incest, urophilia, mutilation, infanticide, regicide, genocide and what I believe to be the first TV prison escape built around baby poop.

regdog
07-22-2010, 04:59 PM
I've been thinking about subscribing to Starz to see it.

jennontheisland
07-22-2010, 05:41 PM
As soon as it's somewhere I can watch (no Starz in Kanata) I will be watching.

robeiae
07-24-2010, 07:52 PM
Well, the first episode was pretty good. Follows the book fairly well, from what I remember. I'll keep watching.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
07-24-2010, 08:02 PM
I enjoyed the book, too; and I've also thought about subscribing to Starz to see it. I guess I waited too long... I'll catch it when it's released on DVD, if the reviews here stay positive.

I confess I'm even more curious about it since reading the 'baby poop/prison escape'. I sure don't remember THAT from the book.

CheshireCat
07-25-2010, 02:55 AM
I'm enjoying it. I'm not all that familiar with the historical story of that era, so even though some names are vaguely familiar, and I know we end up with Henry II at some point, it's not like I have any idea what's going to happen next, even historically.

Needless to say, I didn't read the book. :)

MattW
07-25-2010, 08:57 PM
Episodes 1 & 2 (so far) are streaming from Netflix for those who have it.

Medievalist
07-25-2010, 09:07 PM
I would have entirely missed this had I not seen this thread--thanks.

Hope that NetFlix carries it--No TV here.

SWest
07-25-2010, 09:09 PM
Book is spectacular! I was very skeptical about a series living up to it, so thanks, Rob, for starting this thread! :)