Topic: A Discovery of Witches [Drama, Fantasy, Romance]

A Discovery of Witches

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A Discovery of Witches is a TV adaptation of the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness.

It follows the story of Diana Bishop, an alchemical history professor at The University of Oxford who, after accidentally calling an elusive, long-thought-lost manuscript, is compelled to embrace the magic in her blood she has sought to keep out of her life and engage in a forbidden romance with charming vampire Matthew Clairmont.

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Lollie wrote:
graybags wrote:
Lollie wrote:

Here's a good alternative, if you like vampires and other things like that...it's also a really good show, and I expect a lot better than this Age of the Living Dead one - A Discovery of Witches

I got bored of that pretty quickly.  Without meaning to sound sexist, it seemed a bit of a woman's show to me, but even my other half wasn't keen.

It's really well acted, and has a good story (if you can ignore the romance side of things). I can, so it works for me.

Yeah, it was above average for sure... I watched E01 - really good acting and interesting story.


Lollie wrote:
lighton wrote:
Lollie wrote:

Here's a good alternative, if you like vampires and other things like that...it's also a really good show, and I expect a lot better than this Age of the Living Dead one - A Discovery of Witches

Thanks for the pointer! A Discovery of Witches has the better trailer (compared to Age of the Living Dead), will check it out! smile

np it's a good show about all those types of things (witches/vampires/demons). Has a bit of a war theme in it, just ignore the romance bits if that annoys you (I usually just skip ahead when they start getting cosy).

Haha, funny... never heard of anyone doing that. big_smile

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Lollie wrote:
lighton wrote:

np it's a good show about all those types of things (witches/vampires/demons). Has a bit of a war theme in it, just ignore the romance bits if that annoys you (I usually just skip ahead when they start getting cosy).

Haha, funny... never heard of anyone doing that. big_smile

I find the romantic bits always detract from the story. Here I can give them a pass because it essentially wrote itself up as a romance story, it's just that stuff always feels superfluous to me. I can only hope they don't have children in this show, because then it all becomes about how cute the child is. Please don't have any kids show!

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Re: A Discovery of Witches [Drama, Fantasy, Romance]

Hehe... I see big_smile Then I will give you 4 shows that feature kids that are not "about how cute the child is" smile

https://next-episode.net/Jack-Ryan
https://next-episode.net/game-of-thrones
https://next-episode.net/travelers
https://next-episode.net/legacies

Re: A Discovery of Witches [Drama, Fantasy, Romance]

lighton wrote:

Hehe... I see big_smile Then I will give you 4 shows that feature kids that are not "about how cute the child is" smile

https://next-episode.net/Jack-Ryan
https://next-episode.net/game-of-thrones
https://next-episode.net/travelers
https://next-episode.net/legacies

Legacies is a product of an "how cute the child is" show that used to be mildly okay ish in a bored I guess I'll watch this kind of way (Originals). Legacies is everything I hate about TV!

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Re: A Discovery of Witches [Drama, Fantasy, Romance]

Terrible show. Waste of time. Ridiculous story lines (so far away from books as Kamchatka is from Berlin), wooden acting, amateur directing. I repeat WASTE OF YOUR TIME.

Re: A Discovery of Witches [Drama, Fantasy, Romance]

Lollie wrote:

Legacies is a product of an "how cute the child is" show that used to be mildly okay ish in a bored I guess I'll watch this kind of way (Originals). Legacies is everything I hate about TV!

The few episodes I watched so far were ok. Not "awesome", but nothing to hate IMHO smile


pyrron wrote:

Terrible show. Waste of time. Ridiculous story lines (so far away from books as Kamchatka is from Berlin), wooden acting, amateur directing. I repeat WASTE OF YOUR TIME.

Hmm... so far I agree more with the pretty good IMDb rating:

A Discovery of Witches
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2177461/
8.3/10 (11,098 votes)

No time wasted wink

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Re: A Discovery of Witches [Drama, Fantasy, Romance]

Better than the books, that I bought as an ebook and tended to skip  thru. In fact the books seem to be an historian on a self indulgence  trip. Too little  real drama and the congregation a missed opportunity ( in the  books ) that the  tv series crrected.

Still dont  know what Daemons/Demons are they dont seem to have any special abilities so why were they included ( in the books) Was the author trying to avoid making it a Twilight for  adults ( had she had werewovles instead) ?