September 14: Books You Want to See as TV Shows
–With fall TV season starting up, this seems relevant.
Some of the books that follow I’ve not read but would still like to see how they’d play out on the TV screen.
This is a comic book but it would be great as a TV show.
Synopsis from Goodreads: For one day in rural central Wisconsin, the dead came back to life. Now it’s up to Officer Dana Cypress to deal with the media scrutiny, religious zealots, and government quarantine that has come with them. In a town where the living have to learn to deal with those who are supposed to be dead, Officer Cypress must solve a brutal murder, and everyone, alive or undead, is a suspect.
When I first read the synopsis I thought it was similar to the short-lived TV show Resurrection but having read some of the series I can tell it’s a bit different and would surely make a great addition to shows like The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, etc.
Gone series – Michael Grant
Synopsis from Goodreads: In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young. There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what’s happened.
Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It’s a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your 15th birthday, you disappear just like everyone else.
When I was younger there was a show I watched called The Tribe that took place in a post-apocalyptic world where the adults were wiped out due to a virus that oddly didn’t effect children and teenagers. If the Gone series were adapted into a TV show it could be a fresh take on The Tribe. (If anyone’s heard of that show I’d love to hug you because whenever I bring the show up to anyone besides my cousin and a few others they have no idea what I’m talking about.) If you’d like to try the show out click here.
The Kingkiller Series- Patrick Rothfuss
Synopsis from Goodreads: Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.
The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature.
Since Game of Thrones is–I can’t even bear to finish that sentence. You know. This could be an even better show given the direction the show goes. I haven’t read much of this series but I’ve read enough to know that I’d give this a try if it were to become a TV show.
Birthright- Joshua Williamson
Synopsis from Goodreads: For the Rhodes family, losing their son was the most devastating thing that could have occurred…but it couldn’t prepare them for what happened when he returned.
Has anyone seen the short-lived TV show on ABC earlier this year called The Family? Well add in a somewhat fantasy element and you may have an excellent show (Birthright) on your tube! I’m not sure what to say without spoiling things but I do suggest you check out this comic book series. I would’ve mentioned this one too but it’s pretty graphic.
Ms. Marvel- G.Willow Wilson
Synopsis from Goodreads: Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City — until she’s suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she’s comin’ for you, Jersey!
Yes this is also a comic book series. How amazing would it be to have a TV show revolving around a fangirl turned superhero? How often does a TV show have a leading actor be a woman of color? Any answers that I can think of would probably be easily answered counting on one hand. Yes it’s that rare and I’d love if women of color were leading ladies more often.
What do you think of this list? Would you watch any of these TV adaptations? Do you suggest a different 5 books you’d like to be seen turned into a TV show? Did you do a Top 5 Wednesday? Sound off in the comments below. I’d love to read your answers.
As always thanks so much for reading and stopping by.