Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
It’s the last Thursday of the month which means we’re doing TV instead of films. Specifically, today we’re talking about TV shows that are based on books!
#1 Good Omens
Let’s start with Good Omens. By now, I’ve read a couple Neil Gaiman books and watched their adaptations. Most of the time I really appreciate the idea but I don’t love the execution in written form. It was the same with Good Omens. The adaptation, though is amazing. They took all the bits I loved from the book and made them perfect. Also, David Tennant and Michael Sheen (!!!).
I’m in a similar boat with this one. I read the comics and found them a bit confusing but I loved the idea. Netflix really nailed it with this adaptation. The two season we have are amazing, I love the soundtrack of both but was especially excited about the setting and costumes of the second one.
Another brilliant one. While the movie was slightly misguided the Watchmen TV show is amazing. Strictly speaking, it’s not a direct adaptation of the comics but rather picks up after them. I still wanted to include it in this list, though, as it’s just soooo good!
What’s your favorite TV show based on a book? Let me know in the comments!