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‘Catch-22’: George Clooney’s Hulu Limited Series – First Photos

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We’re getting a first look at Catch-22, Hulu’s high-profile limited series from George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Hulu has released nine episodic photos for the series (see above and below), which is slated for premiere this spring.

Just one picture, cuz he's so pretty to look at...

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The soundtrack for this show is incredible. 

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It's got to be over 10 years since I read the book, and I'm surprised how much I remember. I'm dying over the mess hall officer running all the game. They made a great casting choice with him because the actor is spouting the ridiculous dialogue so well. 

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Is there another season planned? Because the way it ended isn't how I remember the book. 

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This is one of my favourite novels, and something I recommend anyone read. If they don't enjoy it, that's their problem.

As adaptations go, the first episode was a solid introduction. They've clearly abandoned the book's non-linear storytelling, which is a good idea for a TV show. But I enjoyed being able to read a reference to something, then actually understand what that reference meant later on. I enjoy the way the book doubles back once, then twice, then a third time.

It took me a while to get clear in my head which of the cadets was which, apart from Yossarian. Some of them seemed to struggle with the bits of dialogue that were lifted from the book. The pacing and rhythm was a little off in parts.

I was laughing out loud at Clevinger being brought up on charges for, among other things, "stumbling without authority". The absurdity of the situation was just right. Scheisskopf's obsession with parading, his fervent belief that it will be important in winning the war. The conversational cul-de-sacs and loops.

There are so many minor bits of the book that I'd forgotten, and was reminded of as I watched the episode - Yossarian's affair with Scheisskopf's wife, the dead man in Yossarian's tent, Orr and his tinkering, Major Major being promoted by mistake.

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Wasn't there a whole bit in the book about Yoss signing 'Washington Irving' and 'Irving Washington' and a whole investigation? 

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