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August 5, 2020 at 9:15 am #1203627790
Lately so many books are being adapted as miniseries rather than movies, which made me wonder which books would be great as miniseries? The first one that comes to my mind is The Night Circus.August 5, 2020 at 9:30 am #1203627827
It’ll never happen now, but the original story to Watchmen would’ve been a great miniseries. Something like that just doesn’t work as a film, they needed several episodes to cover it.
Let’s Go BucksAugust 5, 2020 at 9:32 am #1203627833
I want the Harry Potter series.
I love the movies, but a TV series with 7 seasons for each book would be amazing!
But talking about miniseries, The Fifth Season would be crazyAugust 5, 2020 at 9:46 am #1203627853
Agree completely on “the Night Circus”. Here are a few I thought of:
Lostboy by Christina Henry
Dawn of Spies by Andrew Lane
Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chin
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
Havisham by Ronald Frame
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
The Outsider by Chris Culver
Go Set A Watchmen by Harper Lee
Fifteen Digits by Nick Santora
The Christmas Light by Donna VanLiere
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
The Night Tiger by Yangzze Choo
A Burning by Megha Majumdar
Christine by Stephen King
The Secret Place by Tana FrenchAugust 5, 2020 at 10:07 am #1203627871
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
The Dry by Harper JaneAugust 5, 2020 at 11:07 am #1203627983
Middlesex, The Day of the Triffids, Dombey and Son, Anil’s Ghost
The Song of Achilles, When We Were Orphans, River God, The Book of Strange New Things, Hag-Seed
Antonio Banderas and Asier Etxeandia, Dolor y Gloria (Best Actor/Supporting Actor)
Emily Beecham, Little Joe (Best Actress)
Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren, The Good Liar (Best Actor/Actress)August 5, 2020 at 11:39 am #1203628053
“The Known World” by Edward P. JonesAugust 5, 2020 at 11:46 am #1203628071
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa LahiriAugust 5, 2020 at 12:15 pm #1203628143
It probably already exists somewhere, but:
“And then there were none” by Agatha Christie.
I feel this could be somethingAugust 5, 2020 at 12:20 pm #1203628161
It probably already exists somewhere, but: “And then there were none” by Agatha Christie. I feel this could be something
Check out the BBC version with Charles Dance and Aiden Turner. It’s amazing. It’s a three-parter that came out in 2015. I believe it’s on Amazon Prime.August 5, 2020 at 12:47 pm #1203628240
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
There’s already a movie, did you know? Who’s gonna be better than Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman?
Check out the BBC version with Charles Dance and Aiden Turner. It’s amazing. It’s a three-parter that came out in 2015. I believe it’s on Amazon Prime.
I had my reservations about the plot but it was a good miniseries. Still believe – unlike with “The Runaway Jury” – it could be a pretty amazing motion picture. The main plus of the miniseries is the fact that it’s (nearly) the same ending as in the book and not play version. The main minus is the fact that the reason to kill other guests was changed and it didn’t make much sense.
I’d go with “Crime and Punishment”. I’m shocked that Russian industry didn’t bring a definitive version of this masterpiece. Could as well be limited series in English.August 5, 2020 at 1:52 pm #1203628423
I had my reservations about the plot but it was a good miniseries.
I really liked how they didn’t show Vera as this innocent, sweet, damsel like most adaptations usually go for, and more closely followed her book characteristics. Also, Charles Dance as Judge Wargrave was just perfect casting.August 5, 2020 at 8:35 pm #1203629395
Would absolutely adore an adaptation of Helen Oyeyemi’s Mr. Fox. It would make for beautiful longform television.
While I’m here, and neither of these ideas would suit a miniseries, but: I would love to see a multi-season truer-to-book-than-musical adaptation of Wicked, given the musical is terrible and the book series is actually quite wonderful. As well, I think a 5-season adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life would be incredible with the right talent behind the camera. Cast some unknowns and really get into it.August 5, 2020 at 8:41 pm #1203629397
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie but I read that he was in some trouble so I am not sure if they would do it.
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