Happy Thursday, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Thursday Discussion. Essentially, this is a biweekly meme where you write a post based on the prompt for that week. The post can be as long or as short as you want, and you can talk about as much or as little as you want. Visit this page for the upcoming topics! It happens every other week, and I generally post the topics a month(ish) in advance.
This week the topic is books or series that would make good TV shows. Honestly, I love the Netflix limited series format of TV shows, and think works so well to adapt books. There are some books that I want to see on-screen, but would be too long for movies but would also not work well as a full-length TV show.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: this would be such a great limited series. There would be one episode per husband, with maybe a final episode at the end to tie everything up for eight episodes overall. Also it would be great if a TV show would actually use the word “bisexual” on-screen for once.
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak: this would also be a good limited series. There could be one season per card with two episodes per person? Idk I just feel like this book would work really well as a TV show.
The Seven (& 1/2) Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton: another one that would be a great miniseries! Again, there could be one or two episodes per person/death, and maybe an episode about Annabelle or from her perspective. I also think it would work great with a Black Mirror vibe.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: would you look at that, another limited series. I think this book would be fantastic in TV show-format, but I think it would need to end. Maybe two seasons per book (I haven’t read Crooked Kingdom yet so idk how much it would need). I think we’re getting a Grishaverse Netflix show, so that’s super exciting! Let’s hope they do it well!
The Raven Boys by Maggie Steifvater: as I’m listening to the audiobooks for these books, I can perfectly picture so many of the scenes as on-screen format. I think it would be so perfect as a TV show, with one season per book. Someone please do it.
So those are some books I would love to see as TV shows. Do you agree with any of these? Are there any you’d want as a TV show? Let me know!