TV Watch Tonight: Discovering Real World of Harry Potter, JK Rowling, A Year in the Life
July 16, 2009, 06:05 PM
In case you missed our reminder post yesterday, tonight will see the J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life documentary broadcast on ABC at 8:00pm (Eastern). As noted by the NY Daily News, this airing of the 2007 documentary " which was filmed by James Runcie, inserts voiceovers by Elizabeth
Vargas doesn't update the narrative, however, or tie it to the new
movie, so it often plays more like a slice of recent pop-culture
history than a news special."
I wish they showed the original. Vargas felt disingenuous, and it seemed like they cut things.
NOOOOO that means I’ve missed it in PST!
The previous post DID NOT mention if 8:00 was EST or PST ><
While this was still an okay version, it wasn’t nearly as compelling as the original. The way it was edited and re-arranged, and Vargas’ annoying voice (seemingly reading exactly what Runcie said in the British version) were just plain annoying.
It’s a shame, really, that American viewers were deprived of the superior version. I really wish they had just aired it as it was originally intended.
I saw it and thought it was excellent, even the commentary. I won’t go into sdetails, but I found that I have a lot in common with JKR. I only wish that her kind of talent were one!
watched them both!!! :D
There was really no need for Elizabeth Vargas to talk at all. It’s a good thing I saw the original, because I would have been disappointed if tonight’s airing was my one chance. Way to almost totally ruin a good thing, ABC.
I watched it and it was very informational. It was interesting it was comprised of things i knew and things i didnt.
I missed the thing on the travel channel. im staying up until 2 to watch it.
Guys, you’re being too critical of the American version. Even though I got annoyed by it, it didn’t “ruin” the documentary.
I bet if you hadn’t seen the original one, you would ignore her and enjoy Jo.
I had my brother record it for me since I had work! Can’t wait to see it (I didn’t see it when it aired in the UK). :)
But aw man, I’m sad that I missed the Travel Channel one. I love Hugh Laurie, too! Will it ever air again? Or does anyone know where I could watch it?
I watched it tonight!
I’m so excited for this! My friend tivo’ed it so we can watch it this weekend (we were too busy tonight) and I am VERY excited! ♥
This was very much worth watching!
Ooh, it’s coming on again at 2am (the Travel channel one). I’m going to record it. :)
aw i missed it! :(