Terry Dresbach

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Reply To: On the Objectification of Sam, et al. PART II (added per the request of Terry)

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JB
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But did you read Mohicans and Room before or after seeing the movies? For me, whatever comes first tends to dominate. Though because I only really have a vague sense of characters’ faces when I read the book first, the actor in any adaptation can kind of take over, I guess.

This is why I was initially not sure I wanted to even watch OL the Series. I knew from seeing the promos that SH and CB did not quite fit my vague sense of what Jamie and Claire look like, and I didn’t want that vagueness replaced by their faces. I can get pretty protective of my book visions. But then I caved. And actually, I am often impressed by SH’s acting and how much he seems like a 23-year-old goober. He definitely becomes “Series Jamie” for me, though I still revert in my head to vague “Book Jamie” when I read the books. (I think CB is also doing a fabulous job, but somehow the shoes she had to fill weren’t as big.)

I think this actually contributes to me being able to enjoy the series as the series and the books as the books and not needing them to match up perfectly.