New Book-Based TV Shows

Today I thought I’d talk about two new TV shows I’ve been loving that are based on books I have read. Now I’m usually not that into TV shows. I’ll usually watch a few episodes then completely give up on them. However, these two shows have kept me hooked and I’m really excited to see how they go. Now just a warning to all you book lovers: these TV shows are BASED on books. Though they have done a good job with all the characters, the storylines of the TV shows and the books are not completely the same.


The first TV show I wanted to talk about is Shadowhunters. This show is based off the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. The show follows Clary Fray as she tries to figure out the world around her after finding out she is a shadow hunter. There are demons, warlocks, vampires and werewolves galore in this show. While this show likes to deviate from the plot line of the book, they made sure to include some of the key plot points that were ignored when they originally tried to make a movie out of this book series. The characters themselves are very well done and they’ve already renewed this show for a second season. For any of you who want to check out this show it is playing on Netflix and a new episode is released every Wednesday.


The second show I’ve been loving is called The Magicians. This show is based off The Magicians series by Lev Grossman. This show follows Quintin Coldwater as he discovers his affinity for magic and attends a college for magic. It’s like an adult version of Harry Potter meets Narnia. This show is a bit dark, twisted, and definitely for older viewers as it can get gory and disturbing. While this show completely does not follow the book whatsoever, the characters are really interesting and the show definitely keeps true to the dark and twisted theme¬†found throughout¬†the books. Since the show doesn’t follow the plot of the book it really keeps me guessing what they’ll do next each week. The show has also been renewed for a second season. If you want to check this show out it plays Monday nights on Syfy



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