So NBC is making a sitcom out of About a Boy, and I’m disgusted. This was one of my favorite books growing up, and Nick Hornby has been such a huge inspiration - his writing, his work with Ben Folds - and generally, his books have been made into really good movies. About a Boy was spot on, and John Cusack was perfect in High Fidelity. I just looked at the site for About a Boy the sitcom. Everyone’s beautiful. That was the amazing thing about About a Boy - everyone was kind of ugly, and painfully normal. Granola Suicide looks like a supermodel! Maybe it’ll be good?
Is this a writer selling out? I mean, I don’t know what that means, and he was always fairly mainstream, but I feel like a TV sitcom is somehow below him?