Sunday, December 11, 2016

Thematic Sunday: January/February 2017 Books to movies/TV list

As is the case every year, 2017 brings a lot of adaptations to the big and small screen. If you're one who likes to keep up on such things, here are some from January and February to get a head start on.


The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

To start us off, Sherlock finally comes back on BBC (PBS in the States) on January 1rst. It is apparently the final season so buckle in folks.

The Oz series by Frank L. Baum

On January 6th, NBC brings us a trippy retelling of the Wizard of Oz series that rather reminds me of Tin Man. We'll see how this one goes.

The Amityville Horror: A True Story by Jay Anson

January 6th brings yet another Amityville horror movie. Technically this book is not the movie in question, but the original Amityville movie's source material is this old 1977 horror book.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Technically this movie comes out on Christmas, but it's not getting a wide release until January 13th. So many people won't get to see it until then. To tide you over, check out the recently released nonfiction book that inspired the movie.

A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket

On Netflix, January 6th, A Series of Unfortunate Events fans will finally get an adaptation they deserve as a TV show. Also, I'm going to be reading through this series in 2017. Because uh...I've never read it. ;ducks head;

A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron

On January 28th, a movie based on this series of books about a dog searching for his purpose over the course of several lives releases.

Afterlife With Archie series/or Archie series

On January 26th, CW launches a new TV show based around the Archie franchise. From the trailer I suspect they're going the Afterlife with Archie route. Which would be in tune with CWs genre friendly bent. If you're not interested in supernatural Archie, there's the regular Archie comics as well as Jughead and the Betty and Veronica series. All of the new Archie comics are pretty damn solid. I recommend all of them.

In February:

X-Men: Legion Quest

On February 8th, FX starts a new show centered around X-Men Legion. From the looks of it, it takes several liberties as these comic book shows often do. But still, a good excuse to check out some old X-Men comics.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

On February 19th, HBO premieres a mini-series based on this 2014 best seller.

Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach

On February 24rth, this historical fiction novel comes to the big screen.

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