RIP, another great movie: The Notebook is getting a TV remake.

Please let it not be true.

First they came for The Craft. Then they announced they were doing it to Jumanji.

Now those mean old Hollywood bigwigs are remaking our favourite-ever romantic drama, The Notebook. And worse still, they’re making it into a TV SHOW.

(Hear that clattering noise? It’s the sound of our hearts hitting the floor as we imagine the epic love story being acted out by anyone other than these two.)


EW reports that US television network CW is developing a television version of the 2004 film, working alongside the writer of the original book, Nicholas Sparks.

“This series will follow the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina,” the official logline claims.

We know, Allie. We know.

It all sounds completely unnecessary to us, and it can only mean one thing: an awful struggle for the casting directors.

We can only imagine their panic feverishly think of who could ever replace the perfection that was Rachel McAdam’s portrayal of Allie, and Ryan Gosling’s portrayal of Noah.

Noah: “A freaking TV series?” Allie: *sobs*

If we had to cast the roles — and we’re not happy at the prospect, to he honest — here are our top picks for the role of Allie Hamilton:

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And here’s who we’d recommend for the poor, hardworking and secretly romantic role of Noah Calhoun:

We almost came around when we thought of Kit Harington and Jennifer Lawrence starring opposite each other.

Quite a delightful match, if we do say so ourselves.

Almost, until we remembered nobody will ever make as cute an on-screen couple as these two.

Rachel and Ryan #4eva.

The remake madness has gone TOO FAR, Hollywood.


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