Friday, June 07, 2019

Time for Tales

So today is the eagerly-awaiting release of the Netflix mini-series "Tales of the City"!

To say that I'm excited about this would be an understatement.  I mean, this blog was named after the books which inspired this miniseries!!

While the books were originally written as newspaper columns and took place in the late 70s and 80s, this miniseries was written to be a Netflix miniseries and takes place in current time. 

The 1st book "Tales of the City" was turned into a miniseries in 1993 and shown on PBS.  The cable network Showtime took over in 1998 with the miniseries of the 2nd book "More Tales of the City", and in 2001 the 3rd book "Further Tales of the City".

Its been nearly 20 years since we've seen our favorite San Franciscans on screen.  Most of the characters who didn't die in the books are present in the new miniseries, including Mary Ann Singleton, Brian Hawkins, Michael Toliver, Anna Madrigal, and Dee Dee Halycon Day, and are played by the same actors as before with the exception of Michael.

To be clear, this is NOT a re-telling of the "tales" we've already seen.  This will be new tales set in present time, with some additional characters.

Make some popcorn, grab a drink, and prepare to binge-watch all 10 episodes.

I don't know about you but I.  Can't.  Wait!

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