The Pillars of the Earth

Discussion in 'Cactus Cafe' started by PFD, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. PFD

    PFD 1,000+ Posts

    Anybody else watching this Starz original miniseries, based on the Ken Follett novel? I was drawn in by the presence of Ian McShane and Rufus Sewell in starring roles.
  2. goosehorn

    goosehorn 500+ Posts

    As long as he book was I still was sad when it ended. I just wanted it to go on forever. This series is like football season... about halfway through I think, "Dang. Football season is half over!"

    I love this freaking show... I don't care that the fight scenes are terrible. They really are though.

    By chance did you see Spartacus? It is on demand with Starz, and if you didn't see it, you might like it.
  3. overmaars

    overmaars 1,000+ Posts

    good stuff. Sad Donald Sutherland was killed off so early.
  4. Big Ess Fro

    Big Ess Fro 250+ Posts

    absolutely hooked

    My wife read the book; I did not. I might be a bit lost without her reminding me who is who , particularly early on when the esemble cast was thrown at you all at once.
  5. trueut2003

    trueut2003 250+ Posts

    Maybe my favorite book, and since I read it about 10 years ago, I've forgotten enough to really enjoy the miniseries.

    Anyone who hasn't read the book really should; it is phenomenal.
  6. A. BETTIK

    A. BETTIK 1,000+ Posts

    That's it, I will have to locate my wife's alleged copy and read it. Reading Robert Jordan's books, you get a very distinct impression his social patterns come from this period. So I find myself enjoying in the series one of the sources for Jordan's Universe.
  7. salonghorn-70

    salonghorn-70 2,500+ Posts

    Loved Pillars and the second book World Without End.
  8. UTEE

    UTEE 1,000+ Posts

    I loved the book-- Ken Follett is one of my favorite "airport authors" since I always pick up his latest whenever I'm flying. Jeffrey Archer is similar for me in that way.

    I first read Pillars when it came out, it's been a long time so the series should seem pretty new to me. I was excited when I saw it on Netflix on demand.
  9. Big Ess Fro

    Big Ess Fro 250+ Posts

    Hayley Atwell gets a little naked in the finale, and I had to rewind a few times...

  10. trueut2003

    trueut2003 250+ Posts

    So, the ending was WAY different.
  11. A. BETTIK

    A. BETTIK 1,000+ Posts

    The mini series does questionably change stuff.

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