Stephen King fandom was moderately rattled this week by the news that the first Dark Tower movie is going to include a lead female role for a character named Tirana. What followed -- including from yours truly -- were a rather loud chorus of "huh"s and "WTF"s and "they're ruining my Dark Tower"s.
Meanwhile, Hulu released the second episode of 11.22.63 into the world on Monday. "The Kill Floor," it's called, and it deviates from King's novel in several significant ways.
So why am I not as angry about this as I am about The Dark Tower?
I'm not entirely sure, so let's try to find out. I've lined up an interviewee who will help me try and figure it out: Bryant Burnette, author of the blog The Truth Inside The Lie (which I hear is both a hoot AND a holler).
Q: Bryant, when was the last time one of us interviewed the other?
A: I dunno, Bryant. It's been a while, How you been?
Q: As always, I'll ask the questions.
A: Right. Forgot.
Q: So, you liked the first episode of 11.22.63?
A: I did. I assume you did, too.
Q: Nicely phrased to avoid that being a question. I'll answer anyways: yeah, I liked it a lot. Did you like this one?