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Lost in Adaptation

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Lost in Adaptation is a show by The Dom where he looks at the pros and cons of a movie adaptation compared to its literary source.

Structure Edit

Most episodes begin with a very brief comedic sketch, followed by an introductory commentary on the quality of both the literary source and the adaptation in their own merits. Then, he divides the analysis itself into three parts:

  • What they didn't change (originally titled "What they kept the same")
  • What they changed
  • What they left out altogether

And in the end he has a final segment where he states his final thoughts and elaborates on them.

Sometimes, he will include additional categories, such as "What they added" for new content in movies (usually ones based on shorter books) or the special category "Because The Lord of the Rings did it" for references made to the Lord of the Rings films in the Hobbit films. Alternatively, if a book and its film adaptation are very dissimilar to each other (see "In Name Only"), he may do away with categories altogether and simply describe both individual works, allowing the differences to speak for themselves.

Other temporary categories have popped up in certain episodes such as:

  • What they added
  • Because The Lord of the Rings Did it (The Hobbit only)
  • Where the fuck do I put this (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) (Multiple continuities adapted)

Recurring Tropes Edit

"In Name Only" - When a book and its film adaptation have little or nothing in common.

"The Legolas Effect" - When an already great character in a book is made even greater in the film adaptation, typically by giving them new or improved scenes or even reassigning them acts originally performed by other characters. Refers to Legolas in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.

"Full Asshole Makeover" - When a morally gray character in a book becomes a more obvious villain in the film adaptation.

"The Sins of the Father" - When an adaptation of a book in a series references information from the book that was not referenced in adaptations of earlier books (that is, tells the story based more on the book than on previous films), possibly leading to confusion among viewers.

Additionally, The Dom sometimes references a quote of his that reflects his main problem with most film adaptations: "If you're going to tell the author's story, tell the author's story. If you're going to tell your own story, tell your own story. Don't try to take the author's story and turn it into your own story." He also expresses a general disdain for child actors.

2014-2015 episodesEdit

  1. Starship Troopers (December 8th, 2014)
  2. The Neverending Story (January 5th, 2015)
  3. Ender's Game (February 2nd, 2015)
  4. Jurassic Park (March 2nd, 2015)
  5. I, Robot (March 30th, 2015)
  6. Dune (April 13th, 2015)
  7. The Wizard of Oz (April 27th, 2015)
  8. The Lightning Thief (May 11th, 2015)
  9. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (May 26th, 2015)
  10. The Princess Bride (June 8th, 2015)
  11. The Shining (July 6th, 2015)
  12. Watchmen (July 20th, 2015)
  13. Watchmen, Part 2 (August 3rd, 2015)
  14. A Series of Unfortunate Events (August 17th, 2015)
  15. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (August 31st, 2015)
  16. Howl's Moving Castle (September 14th, 2015)
  17. Blade Runner (September 28th, 2015)
  18. Bram Stroker's Dracula (October 26th, 2015)
  19. Goldfinger (November 9th, 2015)
  20. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (November 16th, 2015)
  21. Sharpe (November 23rd, 2015)
  22. The Shawshank Redemption (November 30th, 2015)
  23. Die Hard (December 14th, 2015)
  24. A Christmas Carol (December 28th, 2015)

2016 episodes Edit

In 2016 the Dom's Patreon hit a milestone, which led to roughly the second-half of the year dedicated to a "Harrypotter-a-thon".

  1. A Christmas Carol, Part 2 (January 11th, 2016)
  2. The Sea of Monsters (January 25th, 2016)
  3. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (February 8th, 2016)
  4. The Witches (February 22nd, 2016)
  5. Lost in Adaptation Q&A (March 7th, 2016)
  6. Eragon (April 4th, 2016)
  7. Alice in Wonderland (April 18th, 2016)
  8. The Hunt For Red October (May 2nd, 2016)
  9. Coraline (May 16th, 2016)
  10. The Hunger Games (May 30th, 2016)
  11. Catching Fire (June 6th, 2016)
  12. Mockingjay Part 1 (June 13th, 2016)
  13. Mockingjay Part 2 (June 20th, 2016)
  14. Dagon (July 4th, 2016)
  15. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (July 18th, 2016)
  16. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (August 1st, 2016)
  17. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (August 15th, 2016)
  18. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (August 29th, 2016)
  19. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Part 2 (September 12th, 2016)
  20. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (September 19th, 2016)
  21. Harry Potter Recap/Overview (September 26th, 2016)
  22. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Part 2 (October 3rd, 2016)
  23. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Part 1 (October 10th, 2016)
  24. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Part 2 (October 24th, 2016)
  25. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (November 14th, 2016)
  26. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Part 1 (November 28th, 2016)
  27. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Part 2 (December 10th, 2016)
  28. The Princess Diaries (December 26th, 2016)

2017 episodesEdit

  1. The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey (January 23rd, 2017)
  2. The Godfather (February 20th, 2017)
  3. Fifty Shades of Grey (March 27th, 2017)
  4. Ella Enchanted (April 10th, 2017)
  5. First Blood (April 24th, 2017)
  6. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (May 29th, 2017)
  7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Continued (June 5th, 2017)
  8. Rebecca (June 26th, 2017)
  9. Game of Thrones S1 E1 (July 31st, 2017)
  10. Game of Thrones S1 E2 (August 7th, 2017)
  11. Game of Thrones S1 E3 (August 14th, 2017)
  12. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (August 28th, 2017)
  13. Game of Thrones S1 E4 (September 4th, 2017)
  14. The Bad Seed (September 25th, 2017)
  15. Game of Thrones S1 E5 (October 2nd, 2017)
  16. RED (October 16th, 2017)
  17. Children of the Corn (November 2nd, 2017)
  18. Sleepy Hollow (November 8th, 2017)
  19. Yes Man (November 10th, 2017)
  20. Total Total Recall
    1. We Can Remember It for You Wholesale (Book) (November 29th, 2017)
    2. Total Recall (1990) (December 1st, 2017)
    3. Total Recall (2012) (December 4th, 2017)
  21. The Last Unicorn (December 19th, 2017)

2018 EpisodesEdit

  1. Blood and Chocolate (January 1st, 2018)
  2. The Adventures of Tintin (January 15th, 2018)
  3. Tuck Everlasting (February 5th, 2018)
  4. Fifty Shades Darker (March 16th, 2018)
  5. Game of Thrones S1 E6 (March 30th, 2018)
  6. Stormbreaker (May 12th, 2018)
  7. Fahrenheit 451 (1966) (June 12th, 2018)
  8. Game of Thrones S1 E7 (June 17th, 2018)
  9. Nightbreed (July 6th, 2018)

Future Edit

On October 22nd, 2016, the author released a video[1] where he listed the subjects he is going to tackle immediately after he finishes his Harry Potter themed episodes. All these originate from requests from his Patreons. They are:

  • Metro 2033 ("Yes, the videogame")
  • Babe
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

In 2018 The Dom left Channel Awesome, as such Lost in Adaptation will no longer air on Channel Awesome.

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJ540RF8_4k

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