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THE TOP 20 TV SHOWS BASED ON BOOKS – RANKED –

It can be difficult for a TV series to live up to the book they’re adapting, but according to these survey voters, these shows managed to do it better than any others.

 

20. ELEMENTARY

A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

 

19. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

 

18. HANNIBAL

The show explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

 

17. AMERICAN GODS

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself “Wednesday” and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow’s life and past.

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16. 13 REASONS WHY

Teenager Clay Jensen tries to uncover the story behind his classmate and crush, Hannah, and her decision to end her life.

 

15. TRUE BLOOD

Telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse encounters a strange new supernatural world when she meets the mysterious Bill, a southern Louisiana gentleman and vampire.

 

14. PRETTY LITTLE LIARS

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.

 

13. SHADOWHUNTERS

After her mother disappears, Clary must venture into the dark world of demon hunting, and embrace her new role among the Shadowhunters.

 

12. M*A*S*H

The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

 

11. THE MAGICIANS

After being recruited to a secretive academy, a group of students discover that the magic they read about as children is very real, and more dangerous than they ever imagined.

 

10. BONES

Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn’t more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

 

9. A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

After the loss of their parents in a mysterious fire, the three Baudelaire children face trials and tribulations attempting to uncover dark family secrets.

8. DEXTER

By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

 

7. THE ORIGINALS

A family of power-hungry thousand-year-old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

 

6. THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Unknown evil creatures lurk in the town of Mystic Falls, Virginia, as a teenage girl is suddenly torn between two vampire brothers.

 

5. OUTLANDER

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

 

4. THE 100

97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, a spaceship housing the last of humanity sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth in hopes of possibly re-populating the planet.

 

3. THE HANDMAID’S TALE

Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

 

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2. SHERLOCK

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

1. GAME OF THRONES

Even though we were let down by the final season of ‘Game of Thrones,’ that doesn’t take away from the fact that the series as a whole was one of the best TV shows ever created.

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