17 Terrific TV Shows Based On Books

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These terrific television shows are inspired by books. Check them out below!

1. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy series, 'A Song of Ice and Fire.' The first book in the series, 'A Game of Thrones,' was published in 1996.

2. Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire is based on the 2002 nonfiction book, 'Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City' by Nelson Johnson.

3. Bones

Bones is inspired by a series of novels by Kathy Reichs revolving around the character of Temperance Brennan, as well as the life of Kathy Reichs herself. For a fun twist, on Bones, Temperance Brennan writes novels featuring a character named Kathy Reichs. 'Deja Dead' is the first book of the series.

4. The Finder

The Finder
The Finder is loosely based on The Locator series by Richard Greener, the first of which is titled, 'The Knowland Retribution.'

5. Dexter

Dexter is derived from the first book in a series by Jeff Lindsay, titled 'Darkly Dreaming Dexter.' The first season follows the first book in the series, but the remaining seasons take a different direction than the novels.

6. Elementary

Elementary is a modern take on the classic Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Game of Thrones Quotes

Tis a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don't want to be most of us.


How much more defeated do you want them to be, man? They're on their knees.