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OMFG CATCH 22!

Posted Tuesday 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 ducks in to say...

Posted Tuesday
OMG YES!!!

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PaulC mutters...

Posted Tuesday
On Stan, apparently. 18 May.

she_jedi swirls their brandy and claims...

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

John Birmingham ducks in to say...

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

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jl ducks in to say...

Posted Wednesday
This does look pretty good.

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Dave W has opinions thus...

Posted Wednesday
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 would have you know...

Posted Wednesday
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 would have you know...

Posted Thursday
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 swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted Wednesday
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 mumbles...

Posted Wednesday
EFFING WICKED..

Murph...McHales NAVY!!!!

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