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Some of the series that we follow fondly or finish in one breath may actually be adapted from books. For example, did you know that Netflix’s The Witcher is actually based on books and short stories, not the game? Some series adaptations are criticized a lot because they are too far from the book or because they cannot have the same effect as the book. However, there are some productions that get full marks from the audience.

In this news, we will look at the series adaptations that have received high ratings from users on both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.

Series adapted from popular books:

  • Pretty Litdollarse Liars
  • The Outsider
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Elementary
  • Orange Is The New Black
  • The Witcher
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Oudollarsander
  • Mindhunter
  • The Queen’s Gambit
  • Westworld
  • Anne With An E (Green’s Daughter Anne)

Youth mystery series: Pretty Litdollarse Liars

Vision date: June 8, 2010
IMDb score: 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

american writer Sara Shepard

Adapted from the book series of the same name by Pretty Litdollarse Liars was a long-running series that lasted seven seasons, although the IMDb rating was a bit low. The story begins when four friends, one of the band members, get together after one year. How long will they be able to keep their secrets after the group members start receiving disturbing messages from someone nicknamed “A”? This series was on Star TV in 2015. Little Tadollars Liars

It was published under the name .

Stephen King continues to stretch the audience: The Outsider

Vision date: January 12, 2020
IMDb score: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes score: 91%

Master pen of horror and thriller genres Stephen King‘s book of the same name, this mini-series seems to be about the murder of a young boy, but over time, things take a dark and supernatural turn.

A series true to its name: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Vision date: January 13, 2017
IMDb score: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes score: 96%

Children’s series A Series of Unfortunate Adventures known for Daniel Handler

This production, adapted from the series of the same name by , was released as a Netflix series in 2017. The series is about three children whose parents have died, investigating the mysterious deaths of their parents and falling into the hands of a malevolent guardian named Count Olaf.

A different Sherlock Holmes series: Elementary

Vision date: January 12, 2020
IMDb score: 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes

The book series has been adapted into many movies and television series, but few of the productions Elementary. In Elementary, a modern adaptation of the original book series, we see Sherlock Holmes move to New York to assist the New York Police Service. We also see the character of Watson in the series. Watson plays the role of a former doctor hired to assist Holmes.

We watch a prison plot: Orange Is The New Black

Vision date: July 11, 2013
IMDb score: 8.0
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90%

american writer Piper Kerman‘s memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year In a Women’s Prison

Adapted from the book , Orange Is The New Black does not only focus on the character of Piper. It has a multiplayer (ansambl) staff like La Casa de Papel. The producers of the series attribute their success to this. The series, which was released in 2013, ended in 2019.

Not actually adapted from the game: The Witcher

Vision date: 29 December 2019 July 2013
IMDb score: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes score: 67%

The Witcher

If you think that the series is adapted from the video game series, you are wrong. witcher, Andrzej Sapkowski is a series adapted from 6 books and 15 short stories, the first of which was published in 1993 and the last in 2013. It’s about Geralt, a monster hunter. Geralt has trouble finding a place for ticks in a world where humans are even worse than the monsters he hunts…

Dystopian series like dystopia: The Handmaid’s Tale

Vision date: April 26, 2017
IMDb score: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes score: 82%

Margaret Atwood novel set in a feminist dystopia The Handmaid’s Tale is set in a totalitarian society that sees women who can give birth as “property”. The serial version of this work, which Atwood wrote in 1985, garnered great success thanks to successful acting. Of course, like many book adaptation productions, The Handmaid’s Tale evolves into slightly different points from the book and handles different things.

A time travel inspired series: Oudollarsander

Vision date: August 9, 2014
IMDb score: 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes score: 89%

american writer Diana Gabaldon

Adapted from the book series of the same name by Oudollarsander is about a war nurse living during the Second World War who suddenly travels back in time to 1743 Scotland. While trying to solve the complex structure of time travel, he also tries to protect his own life. And when she falls in love with two different men from two different time periods in which she lived, things get really messy…

The story of real FBI agents: Mindhunter

Vision date: October 13, 2017
IMDb score: 8.6
Rotten Tomatoes score: 95%

of Netflix Mindhunter is inspired by the experiences of retired FBI agents John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit from his book.

In the series set in the 1970s, we watch the interviews of two FBI agents with serial killers. One of their goals in doing this is to understand how their brains work. Throughout the show’s first two seasons, agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench devise their own methods of understanding the motivations behind sociopathic minds. It is a mystery for now whether the third season of the series will come.

The Queen’s Gambit

Vision date: 23 October 2020
IMDb score: 8.6
Rotten Tomatoes score: 97%

Walter Tevis

Based on the novel of the same name by The Queen’s Gambit tells the story of orphan Beth Harmon, who turns into a famous chess player. In both the book and Netflix miniseries production, we see how Beth pays the price of mastery. The series, which has attracted great attention since its release on Netflix, is the company’s most popular mini-series.

We are in 2058: Westworld

Vision date: October 2, 2016
IMDb score: 8.6
Rotten Tomatoes score: 81%

HBO’s science fiction series Westworld, American writer Michael Crichton was adapted from the book of the same name written in 1974. The action-packed series, which was released in 2016, touches on how to treat robodollars and the ethics of corporate boundaries.

A series that opens us up with its visuals: Anne With An E

Vision date: May 12, 2017
IMDb score: 8.7
Rotten Tomatoes score: 60%

Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery

Written by in 1908 Anne of Green Gables

Adapted from the book Anne With An E, of course a slightly more modern version of the book. We watch how Anne, an orphaned little girl living in the late 19th century, directs her new life on Prince Edward Island. . .

Source: Insider, Screenrant


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