Thursday Movie Picks - TV Edition: Companion Reads
It's another companion reads edition over at Wandering Through The Shelves! This was a bit tough for me when we did this for movies, and even more so now that I'm limited to TV series. Here's what I came up with.
1) Watch True Blood - Read The Cutting Season: This comparison is more about the setting than anything. True Blood took place in Louisiana, as does The Cutting Season. While you'll find no vampires in TCS, you will find a murder mystery and True Blood has never been short on those.
2) Watch The Handmaid's Tale - Read The Testaments: Okay, this might seem like an obvious pick, but if you found yourself getting somewhat annoyed with the TV show, reading The Testaments again will get you right back in it. I've mentioned before that I think The Handmaid's Tale as a show is far better than Margarat Atwood's book because it actually answers questions. She's nowhere near as vague in The Testaments.
3) Watch Sharp Objects - Read The Sundown Motel: I love a good murder mystery and Sharp Objects was an excellent mini series. The Sundown Motel is also one of the best murder mysteries I've read in a while, so it makes sense to pair them.
True Blood used to be a good show until Bill became Bilith and well... it went to shit. Plus, I was getting tired of BBEEEEEAAALLLLLL and THOOKIE!!!!!ReplyDelete
I don't acknowledge True Blood after season 4 and I only acknowledge season 4 because Eric and Sookie finally got together. lolDelete
Ah... I get it. Like That '70s Show which only had 7 seasons but... we don't talk about that awful period.Delete
I have no desire to see The Handmaid's Tale. I am not a fan of Elizabeth Moss...there's something about her that I don't like plus I don't like that storyline. Sharp Objects looks good thoughReplyDelete
Elizabeth Moss being a Scientologist makes me so angry.Delete
I love Handmaids Tale but still haven’t seen the TV series nor read the sequel.ReplyDelete
I really liked the show over the book since it could expand upon more things.Delete
Sharp objects does sound interesting, which would you recommend first though the book.. or series?ReplyDelete
Oh the book for sure. It's an easy read. The series is great on its own and doesn't make a lot of huge changes (though it does make one towards the end, which works well, IMO)Delete
Sharp Objects sound interesting but which would you recommend first.. the book or the series ?ReplyDelete
I still need to read The Testaments - it's been on my tbr for agesReplyDelete