"What are we watching tonight?" asks the husband, settling into his recliner just after the kids head to bed.
"Tristan and Isolde," I say, laying down on the couch, Diet Dr Pepper at the ready.
"What's it about?"
I shrug. "Not sure. I think it's a medieval romance .... kinda like what I write."
Only...it's wasn't like what I write, and now, I'm praying husband doesn't think I pen novels where WARNING: SPOILER AHEAD, STOP READING NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
..............THE hero dies, and the heroine is married to another man. Sigh. Tragic love.
Apparently, Tristan and Isolde is the myth that sparked all the Arthurian legends. I believe it. Very similar story lines. Arthur, the king, weds Guinevere, whom he adores. She, on the other hand, is in love with Arthur's trusted man, Lancelot. In T&I, Mark, the king, weds Isolde, whom he adores. She, on the other hand, is in love with Mark's trusted man, Tristan. It ends in noble tragedy, yada yada.
What did I come away with? James Franco is stunningly beautiful, though I don't believe that's true of every movie I've seen him in. But in T&I, his eyes steal a bit of your soul. He's devestatingly cute.
And for those of you wondering, no... Romance novels do not end in death and misery, and heroine's are not likely to be wed to another man whilst bedding the man of her heart!