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Books That Should Be Made Into Television Series/Tv Shows (28 books)

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Books That Should Be TV Shows - Top 5 Wednesday

We asked the members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which books they think should be made into a movie or TV show. Here are some.
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Mad Men. And like Mad Men , Revolutionary Road paints an immaculate portrait of the period with all of its booze and sexual politics. The gossip, office romances, pranks, and quirky characters in the book will appeal to and feel familiar to fans of the show. The Name of the Wind is set in a world as fantastical as Westeros, but with more magic. One of the things that made Breaking Bad so compelling was how inevitable it all felt, the mechanistic ruthlessness with which the plot moved forward and Walt spiraled into Heisenberg: We were watching a man become a monster, and nothing could stop it.

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The TV miniseries is fading away in favor of season renewals, even after the story has ended. The television audience is usually more willing to invest more time into the story. Books have complicated plots and characters and vibrant worlds that are often too grand for a two hour movie. These ten books and book series are ripe for adaptations into episode miniseries. The heavy machinery and animal hybrids of the Leviathan Trilogy would look absolutely magnificent when brought to life. This duo would adapt well into a miniseries, telling the story of two generations of a Chinese family in two important moments of time.

The long form nature of television means it can be better suited to adaptations than films , where you need to squeeze everything into a couple of hours. With television, you can spend episodes getting to know characters and their motivations, and really get a feel for the world they live in. Here, for your reading and viewing pleasure, are 25 great new, old and forthcoming TV adaptations of books, covering everything from fantasy and dystopia to modern life. Phryne Fisher is a lady detective par excellence in this chic and clever Australian crime series. Natalie Dormer stars as Hester Appleyard, the inscrutable school mistress, while young Australian actors Lily Sullivan, Madeleine Madden and Samara Weaving tackle the roles of the three missing girls. Full of mystery, intrigue and slow-creeping dread, Picnic at Hanging Rock is a modern kind of thriller that will leave you guessing at the end of every episode.


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