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OMFG CATCH 22!

Posted February 12 into Telly by John Birmingham

I had no idea this was even in development, let alone as a six part TV series. Directed by George Clooney!

Also I have no idea where it'll run locally, but wherever that is, I'll be there. I fucking LOVED this book when I read it, and six or seven hours of peak TV feels just about right to deliver it to the screen.

10 Responses to ‘OMFG CATCH 22!’

she_jedi mutters...

Posted February 12
OMG YES!!!

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PaulC mumbles...

Posted February 12
On Stan, apparently. 18 May.

she_jedi would have you know...

Posted February 12
Hell yes, I've added that to my watchlist in Stan.

John Birmingham puts forth...

Posted February 12
I'm leaning back in bed with a cigarette pre-emptively.

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jl would have you know...

Posted February 13
This does look pretty good.

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Dave W ducks in to say...

Posted February 13
I love this book every time I read it. It probably gets a run through every 3-4 years, like with The Stand. And of course the complete oeuvre of OLAM (Our Lord and Master- JB)...So a movie or tv adaptation scares me, TBH.

Besides, for my money, the ultimate adaptation of Catch 22 was MASH.

But...

Will I try it? Dammit, yes, I will.

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Bondiboy66 ducks in to say...

Posted February 13
I recall trying to read the book circa late high school....and I just couldn't get into it. In fact I disliked it immensely. Some many years down the track I may like it better - I best hie myself to the local library methinks.

I'd try the tv version (having never seen the older movie adaptation either) but for not having Stan on the home telly. Might resort to piracy though.

Nocturnalist mutters...

Posted February 14
Give it another go. I tried at the same age as you and ground to a halt, but had another tilt some years later, roared through it and loved every page.

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Murphy_of_Missouri mumbles...

Posted February 13
Right up there with MASH the TV series for how the Army actually operates. The only thing in the same realm is Kelly's Heroes.

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HAVOCK21 is gonna tell you...

Posted February 13
EFFING WICKED..

Murph...McHales NAVY!!!!

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