Watch this: The Time Traveler’s Wife – 2009 movie and 2022 series
Why We Made This Selection and Background Knowledge
Julie: I remembered seeing the movie way back when and having a pretty blah reaction. I also knew there was a newer series and had seen some people watch it… but not much more.
Claire: Nothing other than I knew it was a book a lot of people loved. I thought I saw the movie when I was younger, but once I started watching it, I realized I was wrong. I think I was thinking of Tuck Everlasting.
Overall Opinion of the Book
Claire: Ugh. I really did not care for it, but cared enough to finish it.
Julie: I had big issues with the morality of the story and struggled with the story constriction. I found the book entertaining, like I didn’t hate reading it… I kept going.
Overall Opinion of the Series
Julie: Overall, I enjoyed the show and appreciated some of the changes they made.
Claire: It was okay. Better than the movie but still had issues with it.
Overall Opinion of the Movie
Julie: I didn’t love the movie. I think it’s really hard to condense a 500+ page book into an hour and 45 mins. It’s got to move fast. It probably always should have been a series.
Claire: Didn’t love it
Before you say which you liked better, did you read the book or listen to the audiobook… because it matters.
Julie: I read a paperback.
Which was better?
Julie: The series
Claire: The series
- Was the outcome the same in both the show and the book? Yes
- Was the main character/primary narrator the same in the show and the book? Yes
- Was the primary conflict the same in the show and the book? Yes
- Would you read the book again or recommend it to a friend? No
- Would you watch the show/movie again or recommend it to a friend? Yes
Overall rating: 4/5