|| Top 5 Tuesday || Adaptations I liked more than (or at least as much as) the books! ||
Hello my wonderful bookish friends! I had a little extra time on my hands this week and so I am taking part in this new meme! Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted here @Meeghan reads.
The Vampire Diaries is one of those super, super rare cases where I genuinely enjoyed the TV adaptation a lot more than the book. In fact I DNF’d the book because I found it boring and the characters and storyline were just so much better on screen! I am actually in the process of rewatching this series at the moment and I’ve not seen it in years so I am really enjoying seeing it all over again from the beginning. The characters developing and changing all over again is so much fun. I had forgotten how much they all changed and grew over the seasons. I’m team Daemon, what about you?
Outlander, oh my goodness one of my favourite series of books ever and here it is adapted into on-screen perfection. I think the casting for this was just perfect and I love the series every bit as much as I love the books. I count down to the new series being aired every year!
These films were just epic! Absolutely epic! I watched them all recently and it has given me the urge to read the books again. It’s been so long since I read them and I have watched the films so many times that I can’t even recall the differences between them. I just know I loved them both!
What would one of my lists be really without a cheeky Harry Potter mention? This series will always have a very special place in my heart and I love it in all its formats. I love the books, I love the audiobooks and of course I love the films. Sure, a lot of things were missed from the books but it still remains one of the most amazing adaptations I have ever seen. I never get bored of watching these!
Last but by no means least we have Game of Thrones! This list would be incomplete without this series. I watched this from the very beginning. I used to stay up until 2am to watch each new episode as it aired live. When these episodes were airing it was all people talked about and you couldn’t go online for fear of spoilers until you watched the latest episode. I just wish so much that it hadn’t ended the way it did and I pray that when (if) we finally eventually ever get the next book release that it will be much more satisfying.