Monday, September 10, 2012

Television Shows Based on Books

 I am not sure how much television you are watching, but there are several shows on these days that are based on books series that can be found right here in the library!! There is a nice variety in this list, so give the book a try, and then go check out the show. Share with us how close you think the two are. Which one do you like better, the book series or the show???

Bones:                  Season 8 Friday Nights at 7 on FOX (starting September 7, 2012)

Dr. Temperance Brennan is a forensic anthropologist working at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington D.C. Dr. Brennan also assists the FBI by identifying victims that cannot be identified based on what they looked like when they were found. Dr. Brennan works alongside Agent Seely Booth (and along with her team) to identify the victim and elements of the crime scene, and to help Agent Booth figure out who the killer is. We also have seasons 1-6 of the show on DVD TV BONES.

Based on the Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs:         MYS REICHS
Deja Dead                           Devil Bones
Death du Jour                      206 Bones
Deadly Decisions                 Spider Bones
Fatal Voyage                       Flash and Bones
Grave Secrets                      Bones are Forever
Bare Bones
Monday Mourning
Cross Bones
Break No Bones
Bones to Ashes

Dexter:                 Season 7 on Sunday nights at 8 on Showtime

Dexter’s adoptive father Harry (a detective in Miami) knew that Dexter was going to grow up to be a serial killer. Harry decided to try Dexter to be a killer of the killers who slipped through the cracks of the legal system. Now, Dexter carries on the course that his adopted father started him down, and he has to follow Harry’s “rules” to the letter. It helps that Dexter works as a blood splatter analyst for the Miami Police Department.
Based on the Dexter by Jeff Lindsay:      FIC LINDSAY

Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Dearly Devoted Dexter
Dexter in the Dark
Dexter by Design
Dexter is Delicious
Double Dexter

Game of Thrones:           Season 3 begins March 31, 2013 on HBO

The new king of the nine kingdoms goes to the wasteland of Winterfell to find his lieutenant (who had helped him secure the throne in the first place) to help him hold his throne. All around them are people (even some the king’s own family members) who are looking to steal the throne for themselves and believing they have the right to. We have the first season on DVD TV GAME

Based on the A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R. R. Martin:                              SF MARTIN   

Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows                                
A Dance with Dragons
The Winds of Winter

Gossip Girl:                         Season 6 begins October 8th at 8 p.m. on the CW

The series focuses on the lives of five wealthy and privileged “teenagers” (at the beginning of the series) and how they handle the scene on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. In the background is the “Gossip Girl” who always seems to know what is going on in the lives of these teens and blogs about it.

Based on the Gossip Girl series by Cecily Von Ziegesar:                                           YP FIC VONZIEGE

Gossip Girl                             
You Know You Love Me          Only In Your Dreams
All I Want is Everything              Would I Lie to You
Because I’m Worth It                 Don't You Forget About Me
I Like It Like That                       I Will Always Love You
You’re the One that I Want         Gossip Girl, Psycho Killer
Nobody Does It Better
Nothing Can Keep Us Together

Pretty Little Liars:             Season 3 finished this past summer

In the town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, a group of four girls are reeling after the disappearance of “queen bee” Alison DeLaurentis. A year later, the girls start receiving messages from a secret “A,” who threatens to expose their secrets. The girls suspect it is Alison, but what if it really isn’t?

Based on the Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard:   YP FIC SHEPARD

Pretty Little Liars                         Heartless
Flawless                                      Wanted
Perfect                                         Twisted
Unbelievable                                Ruthless
Wicked                                       Stunning
Killer                                           Burned

Rizzoli and Isles Series:4th Season begins in November on TNT

Boston police detective Jane Rizzoli works with the Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles (and forensic expert) to catch killers. Rizzoli is a tomboy who can take down perps without help, while Isles is a walking encyclopedia spouting out information (whether it has relevance to a case or not) who always dresses impeccably. Even though they are complete opposites, this team works well together, and the two women are best friends.

Based on the Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series by Tess Gerritsen:                               FIC GERRITSE

The Surgeon                       The Mephisto
The Apprentice                   The Keepsake
The Sinner                           Ice Cold
Body Double                      The Silent Girl
Vanish                                 Last to Die

True Blood:         Just finished its 5th Season on HBO

In a small town in Louisiana called Bon Temps, Sookie Stackhouse (a waitress at Merlotte’s Bar and Grill and a telepath) saves a vampire, Bill Compton, from being drained of blood by drug dealers (vampires’ blood is a drug called V). This draws Sookie into the supernatural world of vampires, werewolves, fairies, and other things that go bump in the night. We have the first four season on DVD: DVD TV TRUE

Based on the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris:           MYS HARRIS  

Dead Until Dark                            All Together Dead
Living Dead in Dallas                     From Dead to Worse
Club Dead                                     Dead and Gone
Dead to the World                         Dead in the Family
Dead as a Doornail                         Dead Reckoning
Definitely Dead                               Deadlocked

Vampire Diaries:               Season 4 starts October 11 at 7 p.m. on the CW

Elena did not know that things like vampires, werewolves, or witches existed until she met Stefan Salvatore. Now between Stefan, his brother Damon, and her other friends, there is no end to the trouble that they find themselves in in Mystic Falls, Virginia. We also have the first two seasons on DVD: DVD TV VAMPIRE

Based on the Vampire Diaries series (very loosely) by L.J. Smith:              YP FIC SMITH

The Awakening ; and The Struggle
The Fury; and, Dark Reunion
The Return; Nightfall
Shadow Souls
The Ripper
The Compelled
The Asylum

Longmire:                 Season 1 just finished last month on A&E

Sheriff Walt Longmire of Absaroka County, Wyoming has become a widower and hides his pain behind and brave face and decides to focus more on his career and reelection as sheriff. A deputy decides to run against him for the sheriff position, which makes Longmire feel a little betrayed. Longmire also turns to his friend, Henry Standing Bear, for advice and support.

Based on the Walt Longmire Series by Craig Johnson:          MYS JOHNSON

The Cold Dish                                        The Dark Horse
Death Without Company                         Junkyard Dogs
Kindness Goes Unpunished                     Hell is Empty
Another Man's Mocassins                       As the Crow Flies

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