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TV Adaptations: Fall 2012 TV Pilots Part Two

In Part 2, we’re looking at new adaptation pilots from CW and NBC. The pilots are predominately dramas this year though NBC did have one comedy in their rotation. CW’s pilots are mainly fantasy and science fiction series starring young people, which is their bread and butter. Their source material is almost entirely literary with … Continue reading

TV Adaptations: Fall 2012 TV Pilots Part One

The 2012 fall TV pilot schedule has been released! There are some real gems on the list and a few that have made me scratch my head in confusion. This year there are quite a few foreign adaptations from the international marketplace, mainly Britain and Israel. There also the usual book to television adaptations which are … Continue reading

Sunday Samples- December 4

November has come and gone and with it arrives the first Sunday Samples in December. Hard to believe how fast December has rolled around this year, feels as if we’ve barely gotten started! Lots has happened in the adaptation world recently: Fans of classic Disney film Newsies will be delighted to learn that the musical is now … Continue reading

Television Thursdays- Revenge

Background Novel: Revenge is a modern day adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo by French author Alexandre Dumas. Premise: Emily Thorne, whose real name is Amanda Clarke, moves back to The Hamptons to avenge the death of her father David by destroying the people who caused the family’s downfall. Emily’s father was arrested and convicted for terrorism before … Continue reading

Television Thursdays- Foreign Language Adaptations

EDIT: This was supposed to go up Thursday but got held up. Apologies for the delay. As more and more people migrate around the world in search of jobs and opportunities, many different cultures come together and transform their surroundings. Globalization has hit every aspect of our lives…even television. For today’s “Television Thursdays” column, I … Continue reading

Bored at the Movies? Check out these Board Game Movies

Continuing on with the game theme this week, today’s post covers past and upcoming board game adaptations. Board games have always been a great family bonding activity. They’re easy enough for kids to play and entertaining enough for adults to join them. Naturally, Hollywood doesn’t want to be left out of the fun. In 2008, … Continue reading

Babes in Toyland: How Toys Took Over Hollywood

Today’s post features a growing trend I’ve observed over the last few years: the strategic alliance between hit toy makers and Hollywood. Capitalizing on nostalgic young adults, numerous toy makers have sold the film rights for their merchandise. Major board game manufacturer Hasbro has a major motion picture deal with Paramount to develop their properties … Continue reading

Sunday Samples- November 13

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. It’s been raining all week in my little corner of the globe but today is gorgeously sunny. Never mind that I sit indoors typing away, the blog must come first! With no further ado, here’s the run down on the latest news of adaptation in the media. Lucy … Continue reading

Television Thursdays- The Reincarnation of 90s TV Part 2

Continuing on from Part 1, I am listing the best of the 1990s television ripe for remake. Read on for my predictions. 7. Children’s Television (Non-Animated) Clarissa Explains It All was Melissa Joan Hart’s breakout role. The series revolves around young teenager Clarissa Darling, her parents, and her annoying younger brother Ferguson. Her best friend is … Continue reading

Television Thursdays- The Reincarnation of 90s TV Part 1

Today I’m veering away from looking at television case studies. Instead, I want to discuss the resurgence of 90s television in the public imagination. 1990s American TV had a lot to offer audiences, particularly in comedy. The 1990s were memorable in that more than ever before, TV defined a generation. No longer did TV sitcoms represent only … Continue reading