Last night was the second episode, of a two part adaptation of Kate Atkinson's novel 'Case Histories'.
In my opinion, this second episode was a lot better than the first. The story felt less choppy than the previous episode and we had more of a chance to get to know the characters, particularly Brodie. The episode was very touching at times and there was more humour than the first episode.
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, the actors in this series are well cast and believeable. Even though the setting of this series has been changed from Cambridge (in the original books) to Edinburgh (click here to read the reasons why the author Kate Atkinson approved this change), I felt that this didn't matter as much as I thought it might, because the backdrop to this series is beautiful and fitted the drama of the story.
As I said before, a television version of the 'Jackson Brodie' novels are never going to be quite as good as the books, but I'm hoping that after the next two episodes, an adaptation of another of Kate Atkinson's 'Jackson Brodie' novels called 'One Good Turn', this will mean that more of Atkinson's novels will be adapted in future. I'll post a review of third episode of this series, on Monday.
What are your thoughts on this series? Did you feel that it is were faithful to the novels? Did the change of location bother you? I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on this.