Top Ten Tuesday: My Pick!

Top Ten Tuesday

Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  This week she asks us to share lists on the following:

July 10: TTT Throwback

This week we get to pick a previous TTT topic that we might have missed out on or simply want to revisit.  After reviewing the list of past topics I’ve settled on #43 Books I want to see as movies.  This feels like a fairly fresh topic and not similar to ones we might have done recently.  I am going to put one twist on the topic, however,  I am going to select which books or series I would like to see as tv shows.

Ten books that I’d like to see made into tv shows.

  1. Dying Bites (Bloodhound Files, #1) The Bloodhound Files:  The basis of this series is an FBI profiler is taken into a parallel dimension where earth evolved a little differently.  Vampires, Weres, and Golems are all real and make up most of the world.  Humans, on the other hand, are almost extinct.  Not having the expertise to deal with a problem they are facing they pull the lead character into their timeline and convince/force her to solve cases for her.  I could see this as a weekly show.
  2. Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1) Night Huntress:  I know, I know this tv show would essentially be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer rip-off.  I don’t really care, though, and would love to see this series as a tv show.
  3. First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) Charley Davidson: Okay so maybe this series shows up on my blog quite often recently.  Mainly due to my reread of the series.  I strongly feel that this could be a great tv show.  The characters, the eye candy, the mystery.  I would turn in every single week for sure!
  4. Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) Chicagoland Vampires:  Chicago and Witches and Vampires and Shifters and Fae…Oh, my!  This show could have some great location shots in Chi-town.  You could also feature the food along with famous landmarks.  Then there is the whole paranormal element that hasn’t been done in a Chicago tv series that I can think of.
  5. Lock In (Lock In, #1) I often thought while reading this book that it would make a great detective series on tv.  Set in the near future and features a lead character detective who also has a major disability.  This could really take off on tv and open people’s minds to think of people with disabilities as functioning members of society.
  6. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1) Now this series didn’t follow the crew of the Wayfarer into book two but I think a series following a rough and tumble group of misfits whose job is to create tunnels across the universe could be a lot of fun.  A rougher version of Star Trek maybe.
  7. Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) The Hollows: A show about a bounty hunter in a skewed reality that looks and feels a bit like the Earth we know but all the paranormal and supernatural elements have come out of the closet.
  8. The Fold This might work better as a mini-series as I’m not sure how you could create a recurring plot out of the story.
  9. The Space Between the Stars This book also might be difficult to stretch out over several seasons.  It would be interesting to see a bit of history before the events of the book so maybe a season or three if you then continue to what happens after the book finishes too.
  10. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)  Blackdagger Brotherhood:  I would so love to see this series and all its glory in a tv show format.  Not for regular tv like CBS or NBC.  Oh no, I want all the violence, language, and sex up on the screen so this would need to be handled like the Sookie Stackhouse or Game of Thrones series and be put on pay tv.

What book series do you think would make good tv series?  Share in the comments!


Top Ten Tuesday: Boob-Tube

Top Ten Tuesday

Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  This week they ask us to share lists on the following:

September 6:  In honor of Fall TV, do a TV-themed topic!

Nice to do something other than books every once in a while.  So this was fairly open with lots of examples that I didn’t post above. I’ve decided to do a mix of favorite TV shows I am currently following with four shows that I enjoyed that are no longer on the air.  So shall we begin.

Ten TV shows I enjoy!

  1. The Big Bang Theory Poster The Big Bang  Theory: This is probably my favorite show and one of the few that I will watch episodes that I’ve seen over and over and over again.  Favorite character: Sheldon, but I also love Amy and together as Shamy is simply the best!
  2. Lucifer Poster Lucifer: This is my new guilty pleasure.  I LOVE this mid-season addition to Fox.  It is sinfully delicious and who doesn’t like a hot guy with an accent.  So excited that this one is getting a full season that starts in two weeks!!!
  3. Blindspot Poster Blindspot: This is an interesting show with a unique premise that started last year.  Even got the husband to watch this one for a few episodes.
  4. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Poster Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D:  I loved this show the first season, and half-way through the second it almost lost me.  However, I did finish the season and still love Agent Coulson (small geeky crush) enough to come back this year for its third season.  What can I say I love my Superheros, especially the ones from this franchise.
  5. Once Upon a Time Poster Once Upon a Time:  If this show doesn’t get drastically better quickly I might breakup with it.  It almost lost me when it broke its season up into two mini-seasons and I am so sick of the gimmicky way each mini-season now feels.  The Frozen season was almost too much… I am going to give it one more shot hope it picks up.
  6. Supergirl Poster Supergirl:  Not really a huge Superman or DC fan, but this show caught my attention and I stuck it out for one season.  I think mainly because I love Calista Flockart in the role of Cat Grant, she is great!  I’m willing to give this one another season.
  7. Star Trek: Voyager Poster Star Trek Voyager (no longer on air): This list wouldn’t be complete without Star Trek on it somewhere.  Now I LOVE all the shows that have aired but if I had to pick one that was my favorite of the all it would be Voyager.  SO EXCITED about the new Star Trek show that is airing in 2017!
  8. Forever Poster Forever (no longer on air):  I LOVED this TV show.  My husband loved this TV show.  The networks did not and canceled it after one season. TV executives suck.
  9. Lost Poster Lost (no longer on air):  I was a loyal watcher of this show and was there from the beginning to the bitter end.  I loved the complexity of the plot and the characters.
  10. Friends Poster Friends (no longer on air):  I loved Friends and was sad to see it go.  Totally satisfied with the ending though and while I miss it I no longer watch it in rerun.

There are many other shows that are no longer on air that I could have added: Moonlighting, How I Met Your Mother, Eureka, Battlestar Galactica, Charmed, The Golden Girls, Futurama, Frazier, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Mad About You but felt the four selected were my biggest obsessions.