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I was surprised to see Muriel St. Claire from the beginning. The books made such a big deal about her coming to town. But it's okay. I am still hoping we see Walt Booth. They can leave Vanessa though, she annoyed me in the books. 

The series really seems like it is combining stories. The complete change of Joey's story really threw me. She's almost a non-character in the books. And here she is divorcing and flirty. Also- the change in Jack's backstory. Where did they come up with all of that? Are they planning on bringing in his horrible father? I'd like to see that resolved, because Book Jack has such a great father. 

Does anyone else who has read the books have things they hope to see? I say- bring on the Riordhan boys.

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16 hours ago, auntlada said:

There's a lot in the books I don't remember, but I hope they bring the preacher to town.

That's actually my favorite book. 

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On 12/19/2019 at 6:35 AM, Bali said:

I was surprised to see Muriel St. Claire from the beginning. The books made such a big deal about her coming to town. But it's okay. I am still hoping we see Walt Booth. They can leave Vanessa though, she annoyed me in the books. 

The series really seems like it is combining stories. The complete change of Joey's story really threw me. She's almost a non-character in the books. And here she is divorcing and flirty. Also- the change in Jack's backstory. Where did they come up with all of that? Are they planning on bringing in his horrible father? I'd like to see that resolved, because Book Jack has such a great father. 

Does anyone else who has read the books have things they hope to see? I say- bring on the Riordhan boys.

I really didn't care for how Muriel's character was cast or portrayed.  She seemed so desperate for male attention at that Mingle dance and the book Muriel was way more self assured and really didn't want a man.  I don't see TV show Muriel doing all of the construction and refurbishing work that book Muriel does either.  I saw a Rene Russo type as the book character also.  

I'd love to see the Riordan brothers too. 

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Anyone know if they had filmed season two pre covid? I’m trying to get an idea of how long we would be waiting for a season two.

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1 hour ago, Avabelle said:

Anyone know if they had filmed season two pre covid? I’m trying to get an idea of how long we would be waiting for a season two.

They did not.

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On 7/19/2020 at 10:59 AM, Avabelle said:

Anyone know if they had filmed season two pre covid? I’m trying to get an idea of how long we would be waiting for a season two.

Although, even if they didn’t tape the newest season prior to Covid19, Netflix changed their final screen after the last episode now says “New season of Virgin River coming soon.” So at least there’s that.

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I saw an article this week that they've already renewed for season 3. But no idea when they'll air Season 2.

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On 1/2/2020 at 6:35 PM, eclectcmoi said:

I really didn't care for how Muriel's character was cast or portrayed.  She seemed so desperate for male attention at that Mingle dance and the book Muriel was way more self assured and really didn't want a man.  I don't see TV show Muriel doing all of the construction and refurbishing work that book Muriel does either.  I saw a Rene Russo type as the book character also.  

I'd love to see the Riordan brothers too. 

That's funny, because I've binged Cedar Cove and Chesapeake Shores and now I can see the actress as Muriel. I never saw a Rene Russo type. Just not man crazy. 

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After I watched the first season I read some of the books (got to 6 or 7 maybe) and now watching the show again it’s quite jarring with how different things are.

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I started watching Season 1 and was immediately turned off by all of the changes.  I know that television is a different medium so adaptations are always different than the books upon which they are based but there were so many changes it didn’t feel like the same story to me.  I stopped watching after a couple of episodes. 

I finally came back and finished both seasons.  If I hadn’t read the books I’d probably think it was an okay series but having read the books I was disappointed in the number of changes.  Some of the changes seem totally arbitrary and inexplicable.  Why does Joey now live in CA instead of CO?  Why is Joey, a very minor character, now having marital problems?  Why does Jack’s mom need to be alive and why does he have to have a poor relationship with his father? Why, why, why???

It felt like they took the name of the book series, the names of the characters and the location and then wrote a different story?  The characters seem different and they aren’t behaving like the inhabitants of Virgin River that I came to love.  There are totally different interpersonal relationships on the show.  Characters are missing and others have much larger roles on the show than they did in the books (yes Charmaine, I’m talking primarily about your obnoxious self).  I loved Jack in the books.  TV Jack is too short which I would probably have gotten past if they hadn’t also changed his personality.  So this guy doesn’t look like Jack and he doesn’t act like Jack so he didn’t feel like Jack.

I really wish I’d found the tv series first and then read the books after the show ended its run.  It would be much less disappointing.

 

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That's why I can't watch season 2. I didn't like some of the changes in season 1, but I could live with them, but I started episode 1 of season 2 and read what other people said about it and didn't think I could handle those changes. Everyone's character has been assassinated, even Charmaine. She was disappointed, but OK with Jack's decision in the book, and she wasn't pregnant. She didn't consider herself Jack's girlfriend, and wasn't clingy -- and she didn't even live in Virgin River. Paige didn't have her own business, and in fact probably shouldn't have even shown up until season 2. Hope and Doc were never married. Hope was a crank and a busybody, but not as bad as in the series. She did a lot of good for the town through the years, too.

And the Lizzie/Rick trouble made more sense in the books because she was around 15 years old.

I really wanted to like this series because I loved the actor who plays Jack when he was in Grey's Anatomy, but I just can't handle the changes. They're stupid. There was so much drama already in the books that I don't know why they had to make these changes.

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And... season 3 is following right along with being as disappointing as the first two seasons.  I keep trying to separate the TV show from the books, but it's so difficult when so many of the changes and plot lines just make no sense whatsoever.  The heart of Virgin River is missing in the TV show and it's just a silly soap opera.  I think I'm done.  

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I read a spoiler last night that filming for season 4 has already started. And Hope is coming back. They are going to make Muriel and Hope friends...

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