I’m the worst at keeping up with watching TV series. I watch when I feel like it to sometimes it takes me months (or longer) to finish a season. It might be a while before I finish OOUIL so I thought I would share my thoughts on the first episode.
Mystery surrounds Bayview High when five students walk into detention and only four walk out alive, leaving one dead just as he was about to reveal life-changing secrets.
-First off, I hate the visual aesthetics of the show. It reminds me of (the very little I’ve seen of) Riverdale. It’s like a very over edited Instagram photo.
-I’m eternally frustrated with media’s choice of going over the top and forcing Mature ratings on adaptions. The book is a young adult book for teenagers. Can we please keep it at a TV-14 rating? Common Sense Media recommends it for 14+.
[Yes, there are some parents/caregivers that don’t care what kids watch. There are those that still enforce ratings though. Adults, if you’re really needing ~mature~ things in TV, go watch almost everything else on TV.]
-Everyone seems so old and mature. Nothing seems high school like. Has high school changed so much in the last ~15 years since I’ve been in high school? Or are California’s schools a lot swankier?
-It’s off to an intriguing start. I don’t know if I was new to the story if I’d want to continue though.
I was a child of the 90’s. I read more than my share of BSC books (including the super specials, mysteries, and Baby-Sitters Little Sister) growing up. I was a bit too young when the movie & TV show came out so I was never super interested in those.
As a youth services ‘librarian’, I’ve been excited to share the BSC love with an entirely new generation of readers at the library with Raina Telegemeier’s graphic novels. Netflix does really well overall with their TV series so I was thrilled to learn they were going to reboot the series.
Anyone a fan of seeing books adapted for the screen? Here’s a round up of movies & television shows based on Middle Grade books on Netflix.
Consider pairing them with the book to make a great family discussion!
Netflix does a great job with their originals. The list will be a combination of originals (which will always be on Netflix) & non-original material (which changes with new agreements) so I’ll attempt to keep the list current.