I am a lady who likes her TV. Likewise, I’m a lady who likes her books. I am also a lady who has been known to enjoy it when the two mediums collide, one being adapted into the other. I love waiting to see if the characters from one medium can correctly be portrayed in another, and I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember.
At age seven, I lived for The Babysitter’s Club. That series was everything awesome about what I could imagine teenage life to be: Income! Friends! Cute boys! Denim cut-off vests! And then, it was made into a movie and all my dreams were made that much more real. The books inspired the movie and the movie got me more excited to keep reading the books.
Of course, the basic idea of a book being translated into a movie or TV show is not new. But, BSC (for the cool kids) was my first real experience with it. Followed almost immediately by the Goosebumps series that I could read at night and watch after school (!). And let’s not forget the great Sweet Valley High or Little House on the Prairie before my time.
Now, there’s Twilight and The Hunger Games. There’s Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars. AndDexter and The Walking Dead and The Bourne Series. All of these books adapted into film have got me wondering, why aren’t more movies or shows adapted into books?