Delirium

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‘Delirium’ pilot (based on the novel by Lauren Oliver) now available on Hulu

June 20, 2014
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You ready? The previously sidelined TV show pilot based on Delirium by Lauren Oliver is now available to watch on Hulu. It’ll be available for the next 24 days – and Lauren Oliver has requested that if you watch it, you use the hashtag #DeliriumPilot so she can check out all your reactions. Have any of you seen it yet? If so, be sure to tweet and also share your thoughts in the comments section below. Tonight, the author will be having a Twitter party at 6:30. Join her, at @OliverBooks.

The story takes place in a not-so-distant future, where love is considered a disease that the government eliminates by forcing all citizens to get the Cure when they’re eighteen. Shortly before Lena Holoway’s scheduled procedure she does something dangerous: she meets Alex and falls in love. The show stars Emma Roberts and Darren Kagasoff.

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  • Heather

    It was terrible! They basically mashed up 1 book in 1 episode and added a bunch of things that happen later in the series. I was very disappointed. Plus, I would say the casting was poor, besides Lena. Wasn’t Alex supposed to have red hair? And wasn’t Hana supposed to be tall and thin with blondish hair? And she was supposed to be GORGEOUS. I’m not saying the actress wasn’t pretty, I’m just saying she wasn’t breathtaking. Also, they took a lot out that I would have liked to see. I understand most of the first book is their love story, but still. . . And what was that crap about the FATHER being alive? It was the MOM! I barely remember the father being mentioned and it was “Love” written on the wall, not “Do I dare disturb the Universe.” The whole episode made me upset. I thought it was going to be a lot different.

  • Secondbite

    I agree with Heather. They basically took the idea of the universe Lauren Oliver created, stripped it down and added a bunch of their own stuff. They tried to fit way too much into one episode. Alex and Lena didn’t have time to really fall in love. When Lena got over the fence and Alex didn’t it was so heartbreaking in the book, but not so much in this episode because they hardly knew each other…

    I didn’t mind the casting, though. Some of the acting could have been better, but I’m not complaining about the actors’ looks.

    That being said, I’m happy to have seen it :)

  • http://haley-cats.tumblr.com Haley

    I absolutely agree with everything that was already said. I was so excited and had such high hopes for this. I agree that the casting was not great. I think the choice of Emma Roberts to play Lena worked out well. Gregg Sulkin is perfect as Julian…but why is Julian in the pilot episode if he doesn’t show up until the second book? I was also impressed that they decided Delirium would work better as a television series than a film because I think that there is so much to the books that it is a great idea to make a series. That being said, if it was a series, why did they try to pack so much of the first book into the pilot episode? And why did they take so many liberties in the story line? They seemed to be unnecessary additions or changes. I was disappointed but I do hope that maybe in a year or so they’ll decide to try to do Delirium as a series again.