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TGIF: Books I’d like to See as TV Shows

September 9, 2011
‘ello lovelies. 
This week, the wonderful Ginger at GReadsBooks has asked: 
Which books would you love to see made in to a tv series? or movie?

Now, I’m something of a film and television aficionado. Which basically means that I watch a lot of Netflix and have taken a couple pop culture criticism courses (read: have a Master’s degree in Arts Journalism.) So, I tend to think EVERYTHING should be a television show or movie. 
But, the more I read, the more I find that’s not quite true. There are so many books that have been adapted to (especially) movies or (less especially) television shows that have gotten SO SCREWED UP because the screenwriters change things or the actress isn’t quite what you hoped the character would be or your favorite scene in the book was cut from the movie for some stupid reason that I have sort of become anti-book to film medium. I just can’t seem to trust screenwriters with my beloved books.* 
But that doesn’t mean I don’t think about these things. 
So, here are the carefully considered books I’d really love to see on either the big or small screen, but only if they are done with thoughtful care and with the loving permission of the author, who has preferably adapted their own screenplay and/or given their blessing. 🙂
1. Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz 
I’d love to see this as a TV series. Preferably on the CW and not MTV. 
2. The Magicians by Lev Grossman 
I had some issues with this book, but I think it would make an INCREDIBLE film. But, I could also see it as a really compelling and totally different-feeling TV show. 
3. The Curse Workers series by Holly Black
I’d loooooove to see this as films. But only if Jesse Eisenberg would play Cassel. Now that I’ve heard him narrate the audiobook, he will always and forever be my Cassel. 
4. Paper Towns by John Green (But, really, anything by John Green.)
There have been lots of movie rumors about his novels being turns into films, and I know that film rights have been sold for, I think, all of his books thus far. And while any one of them would translate to the screen well, I really, really want the visual of a house full of black Santas. 
5. Geek Fantasy Novel by E. Archer
If written by the right people (read: Jane Espenson and the rest of the Joss Whedon crew) and acted by the right actors, this could be ALL KINDS OF AWESOME.

Aaaand that’s my list! Let me know which books you’d like to see in theaters in comments. TGIF!

*If some of my favorite books and top reads of this past year were to become films or TV shows, I would be ECSTATIC for the authors and would wholeheartedly support it with my dollars and viewership. But if it gets screwed up because of those pesky Hollywood types, I will be verbally ninja-kicking them on this here bloggy-blog. 
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