The movie starred Marky Mark Wahlberger, which was one terrible bit of casting. I could list the reasons why, but compared to the little Frenchie who plays Swagger in the TV show, it was brilliant.
The TV show suffers from all of the things that you know I dislike - it is filmed in California but is set elsewhere - the Pacific Northwest, DC and other places - so it has the wrong trees, wrong hills, wrong light and so on.
The movie version did have Levon Helm in one of his last roles, so that was good. His replacement on the TV show was not good. Which brings up another issue - the writing in the TV show is bad even for TV. It wasn't until the last sniping scene in the last epi that some of the Bob Lee from the books shows up. That kind of redeems the show.
So that's my review - the writing is awful, the acting is not good, the scenery is all wrong and yet here I sit watching season two. So it goes.
But enough about all that. It is what it is. Life, and work go on.
Today I made this: