TV Tuesday | The Reanimation Files Series

 

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)

The Reanimation Files is a series by A. J. Locke (click here for my review of book 1) that embodies the definition of properly written paranormal fiction. Paranormal fiction has decreased in popularity over the last two years, however, there was a time that there was a high demand for quality paranormal fiction, therefore high supply of them. Vampires, ghosts, UFOs (not aliens, though, that’d be getting into Science Fiction), psychics, wizards, etc. are all common elements of paranormal fiction and extremely easy to make cheesy. The Reanimation Files have the key qualities and features that showcases the “positive” side of paranormal fiction. There’s character development, quality plot, complexity, and an extremely  magnetic world we’re enveloped in.

Diversity is something television is lacking (except The Get Down on Netflix, which everyone should give a shot) and these novels are bursting through the seams with it. Our heroine is, Selene and she’s black (I think…) and her boyfriend is mixed (black and white, I think…), her ghostly friends range on color spectrum and it has a very nice mixture of colors. There’s also the lack of women of color in the paranormal/fantasy/sci-fi world. I can list the amount of popular shows and movies that involved them on one hand – probably.

If you’ve watched and enjoyed Lost Girl (Canadian TV series) you’d love this series and it definitely deserves a chance at the silver screen.

TV Tuesday | Dexter

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation

Dexter is a television series featuring a serial killer named, Dexter. Yep, congratulations America you’ve finally done it. So, Dexter is a very dark comedy, thriller that alters our perception of right and wrong. Ultimately, Dexter is a serial killer, however, we love him. He only kills according to a code that insures innocents lives are not taken – what the heck have you done lately (hehe). Throughout the show (which ending sucks BTW, sorta spoilery) we’re taken through the internal and external conflict of Dexter working for law enforcement, yet, being a serious criminal. This series is based on the Dexter Series by Jeff Lindsay.



TV Tuesday

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)


Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation

 

The Last Kingdom posses a magnetic appeal to the historian in us all. With its play on the struggle between two rivals and their differing lifestyles, cultures, customs and religions. We’re told this history through the sideline story of Uhtred of Bebbanburg (or Ragnarson) – the heir of an English colony (sorta), however captured by Danes and raised as such  – as he tries to reclaim his throne. The history in the television series is a mixture of fiction and true historical facts, from the mind of the illustrious Bernard Cornwell in his series The Saxon Stories, in which The Last Kingdom was just the beginning. To give an accurate description of this show by comparison to others, it’d be a Games of Thrones/ Poldark/Vikings hybrid. It’s humorous, dark and supremely entertaining with an insider’s glance into the world Pre-England. (Totally off-topic, but Uhtred is gorgeous)



TV Tuesday | Justified

Tuesday

‘Ello, this is the TV Tuesday Meme! It’s quite simple, every Tuesday you’ll do these things:

Choose between these three:

  • Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation  (have you seen it? If no, do you plan to?)
  • Book you think should be a movie/TV show  (Why?)
  • Movie/TV show that prompted you to read a book?

*Optional – put up the trailer

Lastly:

  • Link back to your post in the comments section (so I can stalk your post ;D)

Book-to-Movie/TV show adaptation

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Justified is a modern-day western, which calls to me on many levels. I’ve always had a deep fondness for westerns such as, Firefly, Deadwood, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars (spaghetti), One-Eyed Jacks (spaghetti), Cowboys and Aliens (entertainment only), True Grit, Django Unchained, I could go on forever, baby (Home Alone). There was something so purely magnetic about it’s languid tension that I go bonkers for every time I encounter a western, or western-themed TV series/movie, which brings me to Justified. Based on the Raylan Givens series by Elmore Leonard, this TV show renewed my faith in westerns and the magic it incites. As a result, I’m excited to take the trip to Harlan, Kentucky in the book along with the show.



 

Outsiders [TV Series]

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This isn’t a novel (to my knowledge) but I do love this show. It has many different elements that combine to make a story I enjoy. Having always been fans of outlaws (Sons of Anarchy, Red Road, Banshee, etc.) it’s natural for me to gravitate toward the Farrells, and I really have.

Here’s the description:

A struggle for power and control set in the mysterious hills of modern-day Appalachia centers on the Farrells family, who behave as though they are above the law and are prepared to use any means necessary to protect their off-the-grid way of life in rural Kentucky.

Here’s the trailer:

Outlander [Tv Series]

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Outlander is a series by Diana Gabaldon. I haven’t read the books however, I did like the TV Series until it became too much for me. Every other episode there was either a rape, attempted rape or a sex scene, ugh I felt horribly filthy after watching each episode. But I LOVED me some Jamie! Check out the trailer below:

Orange Is the New Black [TV Series]

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I should’ve know that the creator of Weeds would pick up the book Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman–  it’s only fitting. I loved Weeds, mainly because Silas, but I haven’t started this series yet. I know it’s terrible since this show has been trending for like four years, I’ve just been busy (not really), but the main reason is because I haven’t read the book yet. So, check out the trailer below:

Nicholas Sparks [Movie]

Geeez!! It seems like all of Nicholas Sparks books are, or are becoming movies. Not to be negative but there isn’t much depth to most of Sparks books and they don’t translate to the big screen very well, or they transfer so well that it shows how cheesy his books actually are, although I did enjoy The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. I’ve read 3 or 4 of Sparks books, The Wedding, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, A Bend in the Road, and The Lucky OnePutting up all of these trailers would take me forever and I just don’t feel like it, so maybe you can look it up the rest.

Recovery Road [TV Series]

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Based on the novel Recovery Road by Blake Nelson, this show hasn’t aired on television yet, but will in January 25, 2016 on the changed name of Freeform instead of ABC Family – don’t ask me why, because the old name is much better to me.  I haven’t read this book, nor had I heard about this series it until xfinity started stalking me to watch it, which I still haven’t, thus I don’t know if the books good or the television series but let’s hope so.  Since this show doesn’t have a trailer (WTF) I’ll simply leave the summary.


Centers on Maddie, a party girl and a highly functioning addict who makes the difficult decision to live with other recovering addicts at a rehab facility, while facing the daily pressures of her teenage life.

Are you going to watch the series? Are you going to read the book? Or will you do neither?