Shaina sent me a heads up to the following: Monday night football? Pah! Monday Night Nora on Lifetime TV starting Jan. 29.
I knew some of Roberts’ books had been optioned for film, but I didn’t realize the air time was so soon. And now that I’m looking at the casting list, well, DAMN. John Corbett? Claire Forlani? And a “Where’s Nora?” cameo contest? Ha!
Shaina said it best in her email: “I don’t know whether to be really really excited or really really worried. They could be awesome. But what if they’re horrible?”
I replied, “I know – do I want to watch or do I want to keep my own mental version of the story and how I saw the characters? It’s a big question – but good on her for getting the movie deal and NOT having her books become typical Lifetime TV movies, like “Tears in the River of Wind: The Gassy Jenkins Story starring Valerie Bertinelli.”
Of course, from what I know of Nora Roberts, to put it plainly, the lady takes no crap from nobody, nohow, so if she’s excited and pleased with the script interpretations and the casting decisions, then I’m going to expect that it’s a long way from horrible. According to her site and the Lifetime interview, she thinks the writers, producers, directors, and cast fulfilled her view of each story, and “got” the books in terms of meaning and message.
I am so setting the DVR for all four, since my opportunity for two straight hours of television viewing are few and far between, unless it’s a Wiggles marathon with a slightly cranky Freebird, the SB Toddler.