As I posted last year, I really didn’t like The Mermaid Chair.
So there was no good reason for watching even a minute of the Lifetime
TV movie version with Kim Basinger as the irritating heroine. But I
found myself captivated by her hair. It was weirdly spiral-curly and
straight at the same time. Do you think it’s possible they thought the
curls looked like seaweed?
As it turns out, it is quite possible to make this book worse. The music was incredibly, unbearably saccharine. Bleh.
Also, the monk? I’m sure the actor is a perfectly nice guy, but I wasn’t buying the attraction.
The husband was much cuter. But then I’ve always liked Bruce Greenwood, even when he played that unpleasant doctor on St. Elsewhere.
If you had to pick an actor to play an irresistible monk, who would it be?