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What are the best TV shows based on books?

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  1. 1Sherlock

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    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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  1. 2Game of Thrones

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    Game of Thrones finally came into a wrap after eight compelling seasons. This fantasy drama TV show is based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire written by the American novelist George R.R. Martin. GOT, as fans call it, has 38 Emmy wins and 110 Emmy nominations.

  2. 313 Reasons Why

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    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.

  1. 4The 100

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    The 100 is a science fiction television show based on the novel by Kass Morgan. The series that is set one hundred years after a nuclear apocalypse is developed by Jason Rothenberg and it mainly stars actors Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, and Marie Avgeropoulos.

  2. 5The Handmaid's Tale

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    With how novels set the bar high, it's kinda hard for adaptations to keep up. But Hulu did it well with its adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel. It is set in the future where America is under a theocratic rule that forces fertile women to be impregnated by men from wealthy families. If you're curious about what it has in store for you, check it out The Handmaid's Tale on the websites below!

  3. 6Dexter

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    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.

  4. 7House of Cards

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    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. 

  5. 8The Luminaries

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    The BBC's newest historical epic series The Luminaries based on the Man Booker prize-winning novel is finally here. This six-part BBC adaptation based on Eleanor Catton's 2013 novel is set in 19th century New Zealand during the 1860s gold rush in the South Island. This tale of adventure and mystery follows the defiant young adventurer Anna Wetherell. She sailed from Britain to New Zealand to start her new life where she meets the radiant Emery Staines. Their encounter triggers a strange form of magic that can't be explained. It eventually leads to love, driven together and apart by fate. These star-crossed lovers are left to wonder if it is they who make their fortunes. Don't miss this mysterious and magical adventure. You can stream The Luminaries (BBC) via TVNZ on demand.

  6. 9I Am Not Okay With This

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    I Am Not Okay With This is a Netflix coming-of-age web television series released in 2020. Based on Charles Forsman's graphic novel, the short series dwells on the life, sexuality, and complexities dealt with by a teenager who has superpowers.


  7. 10The Vampire Diaries

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    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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    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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    Game of Thrones
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    Anonymous
    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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    Sherlock
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    Anonymous
    February 10, 2020
    "i read the book version of I Am Not Okay With This back when it was released and it still remains to be a memorable piece of literature. although im not 100% into books to shows/movie adaptations, i am still looking forward to this one."
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    I Am Not Okay With This
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    Anonymous
    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."
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    The Vampire Diaries
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    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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    House of Cards
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    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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    The 100
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    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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    13 Reasons Why
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    Anonymous
    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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    Dexter
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    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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    The Handmaid's Tale
This list is about What are the best TV shows based on books
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1SherlockTV Shows 15 Paid
2Game of ThronesTV Shows 11 Paid
313 Reasons WhyTV Shows 8 Paid
4The 100TV Shows 7 Free
5The Handmaid's TaleTV Shows 7 Paid
6DexterTV Shows 6 Paid
7House of CardsTV Shows 5 Paid
8The LuminariesTV Shows 0 Paid
9I Am Not Okay With ThisTV Shows 0 Paid
10The Vampire DiariesTV Shows -1 Paid
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