I read all four of the novels in two days, and loved every minute of it. About the time Diana was introduced with her sunlight and moonlight hair, I realized I'd read it before.
Then again, I've read so many books I can't remember half the titles, and the descriptions are so generic most of the time I couldn't tell from them either.
Now, am I the only one surprised a series written in the 90's is just now becoming a television series?
Granted, aside from the title, the names and the fact the characters are witches, the show is nothing like the books. (In fact, half of the characters aren't even in the show).
I've come to expect this from Hollywood.
Shows and movies are rarely like the amazing novels they were adapted from.
Okay, those fans of Janet Evanovich and the Stephanie Plum series might point out that the movie rights for One for the Money were purchased in the 90's when the novel first came out, and the movie is just now-- kind of-- coming into 'life'.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, I know.
R.S, why should it be any different with television shows?
Uh, maybe because it's television?
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the show for what it is.
A teen drama full of angst, stupidity, and sex. It is the CW after all. It's like Buffy without the Vampires or the kickass slayer abilities.
** Side note** If you've seen the show, did you notice each episode seems to begin with the same two people in bed together?
What books or series of books have you read that you'd like turned into movies or shows, or wish hadn't been touched by the hands of Hollywood? When it comes to the screen play, where does creative license end and butchering begin?