television shows based on books

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Band of Brothers - (2001 television show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0185906/
http://www.hbo.com/band-of-brothers

Follows a unit in the 101st Airborne Division during World War 2.

Quite a good story. It's full of faces I know. Great acting and spectacular realism.

  • Note: This video style is shaky.

  1. Band of Brothers - (2001 television show)
  2. The Pacific - (2010 television show)



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roswell-1999-2002-tv-series-logo

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0201391/
home page (archived on archive.org)

Alien high school students struggle to keep their secret.

Seems okay.



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the-expanse-2015-image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230854/
http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse

Tensions between the three factions in our solar system rise with an known party's military science efforts.

Describing this one is pretty damned hard. Quite a good series, although the lead actor is just a little too young to be properly-believable. They all are, but I guess that was the target market.



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The Night Manager (2016-) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399664/
http://www.amc.com/shows/the-night-manager
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03g13rt

A dude begins his career as a night manager for some place somewhere but gets used by British intelligence to act against an arms dealer.

Fairly decent, but I suspect it's only because this is another show with a British accent being thrown around carelessly.



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Roughnecks - Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999-2000) dvd

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190198/
(archive of the original website)

A military unit is sent on missions in a future where all of humanity is at war with alien insects.

The show is animated, and not "anime". As such, it has not held up well with time. The music is fantastic, though. Truly. However, its other high points do not make up for the visual issue I have.

While it doesn't do it for me, I would recommend this for fans of the movie or movie series who can also handle the visual style and jerky movement that to me is reminiscent of ReBoot (1994-09-10 to 2001-11-30 television show).

  • Properly titled Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles
  • Ran from 1999-08-30 to 2000-04-03
  • Based on the book.
  • Based the movie Starship Troopers - (1997 movie), and is definitely not a sequel to it.



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NOTE - Wait until the next season is out (in 2017) before continuing.

Into the Badlands (2015-) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3865236/

The world, having gone to shit for some reason, has no guns for some reason, and, in a world nothing like Mad Max, things happen for various reasons.

So far it's a manly man man show, with fighting and stuff, though it does have some sort of fantasy fiction quietly woven in. It seems fair.



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