Lots of books get turned into movies and quite a few have been turned into shows. Anyone with a decent satellite deal has probably heard about these and listed below are some of the more notable adaptations of famous, literary works.
Based on a little known novel about the horrors of the Hadron Collider and causality, the TV show expanded upon themes in the book bringing into the mix a sprawling conspiracy. Unfortunately, the show didn’t last past the first season to largely to a lack of focus regarding the plot and direction.
Game of Thrones
Based on the books by George Martin, the TV series follows the novels almost page for page and scene for scene. However, because it was on HBO, there have been some concerns that there is far too much of an emphasis on sexual elements and less on the plot.
House of Cards
The US version on Netflix and the UK version of House of Cards was based on a novel about a Chief Whip rising to power. While the novel and the show do differ on a few key elements, the show managed to take on a life of its own thanks to the intriguing plot and the groundbreaking acting.