In some cases the casting is so brilliantly successful that the readers can effortlessly slip into the TV series with the same pleasure they get from the novels.
An example of this is Warren Clarke's portrayal of Andy Dalziel in the highly successful Daziel and Pascoe British TV series. Warren Clarke is almost exactly how I had imagined Dalziel from Reginald Hill's books.
But last night I wandered on to a different cable station away from cricket, and watched 30 seconds of Bones. Now I am sure this is a very good series but I had to switch it off.
Emily Deschamel, who plays Tempe in the TV series, is very attractive but she is a brunette and was born in 1976!
Kathy Reichs, to me the real Temperance Brennan, was a Ph.D before Emily Deschamel was born.
American University 1971 B.A. Anthropology
Northwestern University 1972 M.A. Physical Anthropology
Northwestern University 1975 Ph.D. Physical Anthropology