Friday, November 16, 2012

Follow Friday -Movies that could be book

Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.  It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.

So I read the question wrong because of the first answer I saw was Jericho and it was morning.  Sometimes mornings aren't my smartest time.  (And by sometimes I mean every day that I have to wake up to an alarm clock).  I tried to come up with a new answer, really I did (okay try might be a strong word for "left blog in draft form until after work).
Question: Books are turned into movies all the time! Turn it around. What movie would make a great book? (Except I read television instead of movie, hence my answer)

I often complain about how hard Follow Friday Questions are.  After a long week at the office my brain has stopped working about this time each week so I never know how to answer.  This question is particularly hard because my favorite TV shows often start as books or are very different from the type of books I read.

So let's look at my favorite TV shows
Roswell - Book series first
Once Upon A Time - Based upon fairytales.  I would read a book that was similar to Once Upon A Time - fairytale characters trapped in modern times because of an evil witch's curse.  But since it's already based upon books and stories does that even count?
Revenge - Love this TV show but it's not the type of book that I typically read.  It's a great guilty pleasure TV show though.
Lost - Seems waaaay to complicated at times to be a book.  There are too many characters without any particular main character or point of view.  There are also too many storylines and back stories.  I think Lost worked best in the television medium focusing episodes on different characters, using cliffhangers and having excellent actors carry this story.
Doctor Who - Already has books doesn't it?

The first answer I saw mentioned Jericho and I can see that as a book, especially since dystopians have become so popular.  My problem with this question is that television and books are such different mediums (even when compared to movies and books which I believe are more similar).  Television shows are continual so they need lots of characters and subplots.  Movies and books have a limited time span so every word needs to count.  While having a television show where Jack, Locke, Kate, Sawyer, and at different times other characters are the main characters works great.  As a book it's harder to utilize that many point of views without confusing the reader.


Lottie Eve said...

I followed by email! Your blog is beautiful :)
- Lottie Eve

Erika said...

I haven't watched any of the shows and I've never heard of Jericho but it sounds interesting. Thanks for stopping by!

Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

Yay! I LOVED the Roswell books! Granted I read them after I started watching the show! But I read them all! Especially loved the ones that continued the series after the show ended!

And they did make a few LOST books! I think I read like 2 of them. But was weird and complicated much like the show!

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Have a GREAT weekend!

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Nikki S said...

Jericho sounds interesting but I've never hear of it.

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Unknown said...

I love Revenge! That's one of my weekly TV shows I watch and a book I would definitely read :)

New Follower: Marissa @ For The Love Of Film And Novels

Unknown said...

I believe TV shows count as well :)

Anonymous said...

Although I have to catch up on the tv series, from what I heard about Once Upon a Time, it would make a great book.
New follower. I am looking forward to your posts.

Elizabeth said...

I really don't watch movies so not sure what I could turn into a book, but the three books below would make good movies.

Excuse my turn around of the question please.

Giveaway going on at my blog for THE GIRL ON THE CLIFF.

SOUTH OF BROAD by Pat Conroy, THE ISLAND HOUSE by Posie Graeme-Evans, or CITY OF WOMEN by David R. Gillham would make great movies.

Silver's Reviews

Bookworm Brandee said...

Nice blog. =) I'm a new follower. I look foward to reading your reviews.

Alisa Selene said...

Once Upon a Time is a great choice!

Krystianna said...

A book based on Once Upon a Time would be really good! Once Upon a Time is one of my favorite shows. :)

New follower via GFC.

Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

joyh82 said...

New follower, thanks for visiting! I liked Jericho when it was on ;)
Take care!

Lectus said...

Lost would make a awesome book! They would have to make it into a series though! It would be like my new Game of Thrones obsession :-)

Anonymous said...

I loved Roswell when it was on, but never read the books. I sort of chose Jericho too, that show ended way too soon. Old follower.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by. I used to be a fan of ROSWELL too, but stopped watching it after a certain point. Probably after the main characters broke up. LOL. Jason Behr was hawt!

Unknown said...

We seem to be on the same wavelength televisionwise. Hi, I'm a new follower. Please consider following me.
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WTDWYB said...

Interesting answer. I actually would like to see Once Upon a Time as a book series. I think that would be very interesting.