Top Ten Tuesday: Ten book-based TV shows to check out

TTT summer

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. The broke & bookish folks are on break from TTT for the summer, but I thought I’d write a list of my own anyway.

This week, it’s all about TV. I’ve been watching A LOT of TV this year, mainly because (a) I finally broke down and signed up for Netflix and (b) I’ve gone on a few serious binges and became obsessed with certain shows *cough*Walking Dead*cough*.

Here are my top 10 shows based on books — most that I’ve already watched and love, plus a few on my to-watch list:

1) Outlander — based on the books by Diana Gabaldon. And if you’ve ever visited my blog before, you’ll know the depths of my love for these books and the TV series.

2) Games of Thrones, based on the books by George R. R. Martin

3) The Expanse, based on the series by James S. A. Corey

4) The Walking Dead, based on the comic series by Robert Kirkman

5) The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the book by Margaret Atwood

6) Big Little Lies, based on the book by Liane Moriarty

 

7) 13 Reasons Why, based on the book by Jay Asher

 

And three more that I haven’t seen yet, but want to:

8) Mr. Mercedes, based on the book by Stephen King. It starts tonight, but unfortunately not on a channel that I get. (DirectTV only, maybe?) I just read the book earlier this summer, and loved it. Would love to be able to see this!

9) 11/22/63, also by Stephen King. I missed this when it aired on Hulu, but I believe my library has the DVD set available to borrow.

 

10) The Leftovers, based on the book by Tom Perrotta. I watched the very first episode when it aired and just wasn’t hooked, but now that the series has ended, I keep hearing how amazing it was. I think I need to give it another try.

 

What book-to-TV adaptations do you love? Which do you recommend the most? I’m always looking for new shows to check out, so please share your thoughts!

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20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten book-based TV shows to check out

  1. GOT is a wonderful adaptation and the walking dead is also great, though I didn’t read the comics. The story kind of got old for me when neagan arrived… do you watch the series actively ? I loved Fear the Walking Dead, too

    • I just binged all of The Walking Dead between May – July, so up to now I haven’t watched it as it aired — but I will now. I agree, I’m a little over Negan. We’ll see, the war in season 8 should be great! I just caught up on Fear the Walking Dead too. I didn’t love it as much, but it kept me interested enough to keep going. I just didn’t care for the characters as much, especially Madison as the lead, but I do love Nick and Strand.

  2. Oooh Expanse looks and sounds so good (even though I have yet to read the books) and I really should try The Walking Dead causee that’s really up my street 😛 Great list though 🙂

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