Stuff & Nonsense: Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite TV Shows Based On Books


15 July 2014

Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite TV Shows Based On Books


This week, for Top Ten Tuesday, we're getting away from books to talk about our favorite movies or TV shows! I decided to go with my top ten favorite detective shows inspired by or based upon novels! I want to be clear that I've read very few of the novels these series are based upon and those that I have read bear little in common with the novels ... still entertaining, though.
  1. Agatha Christie's Marple (Joan Hickson will always be my Miss Marple)
  2. Agatha Christie's Poirot (David Suchet!)
  3. Campion (Can't watch this without going "Oh, look! It's Tristan from ACG&S!")
  4. Case Histories (Jason Isaacs maps very closely to the Jackson Brodie in my head)
  5. Dirk Gently (A worthy adaptation of my favorite Douglas Adam novels)
  6. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (Wahoo, Season 3 is go!)
  7. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Why is there not more of this fabulous series?)
  8. Rizzoli & Isles (When it's good, it's a lot of fun and when it's bad, it's still pretty okay)
  9. Vera (I want to be Vera when I grow up ... which is an awful idea, really)
  10. Wallander (I have a love/hate relationship with both the books and the TV series)
And a random cartoon about book-to-film adaptations:


It's why no adaptation of Jane Eyre will ever be good enough for me. Of course, with Jane they tend not only to remove chunks of the original content, but then they add some new, unnecessary content in its place. Bah.

1 comment :

  1. Haha, great cartoon. I didn't know that all of those were books first. Also, I had no idea that anything of Kate Atkinson's had been made into a show. Great list. Here's mine.

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