What are the best TV shows based on books?

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    #1Sherlock

    Sherlock

    Sherlock is a 2010 British mystery crime tv show starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. It was released by BBC One network with four seasons last aired in 2017. 

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    Louis Johnson
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "This is the best adaptation of Sherlock in the screen! As an avid reader of sir arthur conan's works I could say that he too  would be proud of benedicts portrayals of his very own character and the greatest detective in the WORLD!"
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    #2Game of Thrones

    Game of Thrones

    Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series produced by the HBO cable network. It is based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, written by George R.R. Martin. The show has 38 Emmy wins and 110 Emmy nominations. 

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    Gerald Bradley
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "This show shows that medieval era politics is no different from ours and is actually better off in that manner. It is pure competition and underhanded tactics actually use tactics and not dirty loopholes and crappy unintellectual responses."
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    #313 Reasons Why

    13 Reasons Why

    13 Reasons Why is a Netflix original series that tells the story of Hannah, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her death, a classmate finds a box with recordings made by her where she explains why she committed suicide.

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    Robert Walters
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "Although it started out as a controversial series I loved the book and the story itself simply because it has the pain of what its like if you feel hopeless and alone in the world."
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    #4The 100

    The 100
    The 100 is a science fiction tv show based on the novel by Kass Morgan. The plot is set one hundred years after a nuclear apocalypse wherein the only known survivors of the human race live in a space colony of spaceships in orbit around the Earth and ruled by The Chancellor. The colony is running out of resources so they send one hundred of young felons to Earth to see if it is habitable again.
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    Brandon Myers
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "This is a great post-apocalyptic series, it somewhat realistic since it was caused by a nuke going off and space was the only escape! Not much fantasy in it but very in-depth story."
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    #5The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale

    The Handmaid's Tale is an original Hulu series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood. The story is set in the near future where America is under a theocratic rule that forces fertile women to be impregnated by men from wealthy families. 

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    Rose Jacobs
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "A story about the battle of the sexes and i might add that we were alwasy supressed before simply because we were women!"
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    #6Dexter

    Dexter

    Dexter is a crime drama series that aired from 2006 to 2013 on the Showtime network. It follows the story of Dexter Morgan, played by actor Michael C. Hall, who lives a double life as a forensic expert and a serial killer.

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    Kimberly Howell
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "This series gave me insight into the mind of a psychopathic person and it is great as a fan of CSI and all those crim shows this is one of the best Ive ever watched."
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    #7House of Cards

    House of Cards

    House of Cards is a political drama series set in present-day Washington. It tells the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Congressman who, after being passed over for appointment as Secretary of State, creates a plan to attain power. 

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    Joyce Anderson
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "If you are politically engaged this series would really speak to you! Being a political major it has been a really good insight on the challenges I would still encounter if i want to go into office."
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    #8The Vampire Diaries

    The Vampire Diaries

    The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural drama series created by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. It was based on the book series written by L.J. Smith. The TV series ran from 2009 to 2017 and starred Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, and Kat Graham.

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    Wayne Clark
    Written on July 3, 2018
    "This series came in on the time where vampires where the fad and by golly it did justice on the whole supernatural thing good thing Sam and Dean didn't crossover or else this series would have ended already."

Summary

Best What are the best TV shows based on books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1SherlockTV Shows 15 Paid
2Game of ThronesTV Shows 11 Paid
313 Reasons WhyTV Shows 8 Paid
4The 100TV Shows 7 Paid
5The Handmaid's TaleTV Shows 7 Paid
6DexterTV Shows 6 Paid
7House of CardsTV Shows 5 Paid
8The Vampire DiariesTV Shows -1 Paid
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