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

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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

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

Eat Pray Love

Background Memoir: Eat, Pray, Love by American author Elizabeth Gilbert. Premise: A recently divorced woman rediscovers who she is by exploring the meaning of life in Italy, India, and Bali. Adaptation Status: The film Eat Pray Love was released to American audiences 13 August 2010. America’s sweetheart Julia Roberts stars along with Javier Bardem as her Brazilian man candy. Billy … Continue reading

Never Let Me Go

Background Novel: Never Let Me Go by Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro Premise: A group of friends discover the dystopian truth that awaits them beyond the walls of their boarding school. Adaptation Status: The film Never Let Me Go premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. It stars current British It-girl Carey Mulligan alongside Keira Knightley and … Continue reading