Recently, my wife has been listening to the Stephanie Plum audiobook series1 and we've both been delighted to have something more to talk about other than typical parent stuff.
Then I heard that they were going to make a movie out of the first book and that the trailer was already online. We even set aside some time to sit down and watch it together.
We're already disappointed.
I don't understand why people continue to give this lady movie rolls. Katherine Heigl plays the same uptight woman who "just needs to find the right one so she can relax and enjoy life (AKA get some)". For some reason she reminds me of Lisa Kudrow because I don't see her in anything else but the same role. Listen, I get it there are a lot of people who are uptight and need to relax, but I'm sure a lot of those people still have a fully working personality. Personally, I think the best thing about the trailer is that she only says a total of 4 lines in the whole thing so I'm hoping that this will be like her other movies and she'll be helped by the other actors (queue "Knocked Up").
I read the first two books a couple months before we started dating and -thanks to the power of wikipedia - I'm able to follow along when she talks about certain plot points and characters. ↩