Thursday Movie Picks - TV Edition: Book Adaptations
It's another reoccurring theme at Wandering Through The Shelves, and in this TV edition we're talking about series based off of books. This one can be tricky because I don't want to use the same series every year. Thankfully, the world of streaming has been keeping us fed with limited series, and here are three I really enjoyed that were based of novels.
1) Under the Banner of Heaven - This was so juicy. Andrew Garfield got a deserved Emmy nomination for his performance, but the rest of the actors and the show itself should've gotten far more. It is a little strange at first. Party murder mystery, part history on the Mormons (which is the weakest part, but apparently the book is written this way too.) I loved it. The actors were fantastic and I was eager for the next episode each week.
2) Dopesick - This I watched late last year, but it was also based on a novel about the opioid crisis and has several Emmy nominations as well. Great cast, occasionally frustrating to watch so many people make bad decisions but it's worth your time.
3) Tokyo Vice - I kept getting ads for this while watching Youtube videos and I got sucked in. I was not expecting to like a show led by Ansel Elgort of all people so much. I think the finale was a bit weak, but I was very enthralled with the story and I hope it gets a second season.