EntertainmentFunReading

Books Turned Into Shows- The Good & Bad

Movies and series based on books are not new anymore. With more than a million books ever written, there is no shortage of movie scripts. However, not all such TV shows or movies make it to fame. Besides, the popularity of the shows depends on the casting and the timeline. There is no such niche that is not popular. It always about the period when the public watches it. 

Is the timeline that important for the fame of a movie?

A good example would be Jennifer’s Body. The movie did not gain any recognition during the time of its release. But it managed to gain social media attention after eight or nine years of its release date. Back in 2009, no one liked the idea of a teen girl being possessed by a demon in shown in a chick-flick movie. But now, when the public highly appreciates TV shows like Chilling Adventure of Sabrina, Jennifer’s Body found its fame too. Apart from this, several other genres did great in one period but not so in another. Let us take a look:

  1. Wizards and Witches- The Harry Potter franchise has the largest fandom that ever could be. It is a movie about a young wizard who survived and his adventures with his two best friends. This movie made the young people wished that they also had magical powers and an owl for a pet. They wanted to receive the letter to Hogwarts. The movie franchise made the genre of wizards and witches so popular that in the following years, when The Chronicles of Narnia became a movie, people watched it wholeheartedly. Young kids started to dream about having magical abilities or meeting a wizard with a long white beard. However, when this genre’s fame is over, the movie called A Discovery of Witches did not manage to gain the same limelight.  
  2. Vampires and Werewolves- In 2008, teenage girls went gaga over the Twilight series franchise. This franchise was based on the books written by Stephenie Meyer. The young teen girls debated over Edward and Jacob. Taking this as an advantage, Julie Plec produced The Vampire Diaries. The show is based on the novels by L.J. Smith. The Vampire diaries was a success, and so was its spin-off show called The Originals. But in 2014, when the Vampire Academy series saw its first movie, it did not do so well. Because by that time, people already had five seasons of Vampire Diaries, and they wanted something different.
  3. Superheroes- The superhero genre existed since the late 20th century, but it was not so much in demand back then. The first superhero movie was Superman in 1978. This movie was based on the DC comic hero Superman. The Dark Knight trilogy, directed by Christopher Nolan, made the public fall in love with the genre. Later, when Marvel comics presented us with the Infinity Stone universe, people started exciting the genre and enjoyed anything they watched. At present, the superhero category is doing the best out of all.

At present, the thriller, mystery, and detective stories are getting quite the attention, and therefore the TV, as mentioned earlier, mainly belongs to those categories. If you like to stay on-trend, then you should get on board with it. Because you never know, by the end of the year, we may see the rise of another category or categories. For now, people are ditching the teen fictions, which was quite a hype for a long time, and wanting something more serious, something that the general public can relate to.

Is the timeline that important for the fame of a movie?

A good example would be Jennifer’s Body. The movie did not gain any recognition during the time of its release. But it managed to gain social media attention after eight or nine years of its release date. Back in 2009, no one liked the idea of a teen girl being possessed by a demon in shown in a chick-flick movie. But now, when the public highly appreciates TV shows like Chilling Adventure of Sabrina, Jennifer’s Body found its fame too. Apart from this, several other genres did great in one period but not so in another. Let us take a look:

  1. Wizards and Witches- The Harry Potter franchise has the largest fandom that ever could be. It is a movie about a young wizard who survived and his adventures with his two best friends. This movie made the young people wished that they also had magical powers and an owl for a pet. They wanted to receive the letter to Hogwarts. The movie franchise made the genre of wizards and witches so popular that in the following years, when The Chronicles of Narnia became a movie, people watched it wholeheartedly. Young kids started to dream about having magical abilities or meeting a wizard with a long white beard. However, when this genre’s fame is over, the movie called A Discovery of Witches did not manage to gain the same limelight.  
  2. Vampires and Werewolves- In 2008, teenage girls went gaga over the Twilight series franchise. This franchise was based on the books written by Stephenie Meyer. The young teen girls debated over Edward and Jacob. Taking this as an advantage, Julie Plec produced The Vampire Diaries. The show is based on the novels by L.J. Smith. The Vampire diaries was a success, and so was its spin-off show called The Originals. But in 2014, when the Vampire Academy series saw its first movie, it did not do so well. Because by that time, people already had five seasons of Vampire Diaries, and they wanted something different.
  3. Superheroes- The superhero genre existed since the late 20th century, but it was not so much in demand back then. The first superhero movie was Superman in 1978. This movie was based on the DC comic hero Superman. The Dark Knight trilogy, directed by Christopher Nolan, made the public fall in love with the genre. Later, when Marvel comics presented us with the Infinity Stone universe, people started exciting the genre and enjoyed anything they watched. At present, the superhero category is doing the best out of all.

What are some unpopular TV shows based on books?

There are plenty such TV shows that viewers can enjoy if they are looking for something out of the box:

  1. Outlander- This TV show has time travel and romance. It is historical fiction but needs your full focus. It is not a show you watch while going through your social media. The show is full of danger and plenty of drama.
  2. When Sally Rooney published her book Normal People, critics claimed it to be the new voice in the fictional category. Now, it has seen its television debut and has become one of the must-watches.
  3. Miss Fisher- The detective story with Phryne Fisher as the protagonist is an excellent crime Australian TV series. The full name of the show is Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.
  4. His Dark Materials- The book was originally adapted as a movie, but it did not get the limelight it deserved. Following the failure of the film’s debut, in 2019, the book was made. 
  5.  Good Omens- The book is by one of the renowned writers, Neil Gaiman. It is a co-authored book with Tery Pratchett. The Tv show belongs to the fantasy and sci-fi category. The story is about preparing humanity for an upcoming apocalypse. It also involves some angel and demon scenes.

At present, the thriller, mystery, and detective stories are getting quite the attention, and therefore the TV, as mentioned earlier, mainly belongs to those categories. If you like to stay on-trend, then you should get on board with it. Because you never know, by the end of the year, we may see the rise of another category or categories. For now, people are ditching the teen fictions, which was quite a hype for a long time, and wanting something more serious, something that the general public can relate to.

Snyder

For many years I've been in the dark, until I found my destiny on my books shelf. My imagination, dreams and deepest fears, all were clear to me. Hope you'll enjoy this blog as much as I do.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button