Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
So I read the question wrong because of the first answer I saw was Jericho and it was morning. Sometimes mornings aren't my smartest time. (And by sometimes I mean every day that I have to wake up to an alarm clock). I tried to come up with a new answer, really I did (okay try might be a strong word for "left blog in draft form until after work).
Question: Books are turned into movies all the time! Turn it around. What movie would make a great book? (Except I read television instead of movie, hence my answer)
I often complain about how hard Follow Friday Questions are. After a long week at the office my brain has stopped working about this time each week so I never know how to answer. This question is particularly hard because my favorite TV shows often start as books or are very different from the type of books I read.
So let's look at my favorite TV shows
Roswell - Book series first
Once Upon A Time - Based upon fairytales. I would read a book that was similar to Once Upon A Time - fairytale characters trapped in modern times because of an evil witch's curse. But since it's already based upon books and stories does that even count?
Revenge - Love this TV show but it's not the type of book that I typically read. It's a great guilty pleasure TV show though.
Lost - Seems waaaay to complicated at times to be a book. There are too many characters without any particular main character or point of view. There are also too many storylines and back stories. I think Lost worked best in the television medium focusing episodes on different characters, using cliffhangers and having excellent actors carry this story.
Doctor Who - Already has books doesn't it?
The first answer I saw mentioned Jericho and I can see that as a book, especially since dystopians have become so popular. My problem with this question is that television and books are such different mediums (even when compared to movies and books which I believe are more similar). Television shows are continual so they need lots of characters and subplots. Movies and books have a limited time span so every word needs to count. While having a television show where Jack, Locke, Kate, Sawyer, and at different times other characters are the main characters works great. As a book it's harder to utilize that many point of views without confusing the reader.