Hey guys !
Today I've got a little dicussion about TV shows and about the books most of them are based on.
And aswell I googled and haven't found any website with a topic like this and so I just thought: Why not do it when it interests you? And so here I am.
Let's take me as an example:
I'm watching Pretty Little Liars (PLL) and I really love it!
(That isn't the only show I'm watching but it's for me the best to discuss about :D)
I know that this series is based on books (by Sara Shepard) but I won't read them ever. Reading a book before the movie adaption comes out? Fine! I mostly do that. But before watching the show? I don't know..
First of all there are mostly about 8+ books out, which is pretty much to read before beginning to watch, but there is the probelm of knowing the ending too.
Let's take PLL: The question of the series/show is who "A" is. But what if you already read the books and you know who it is? Would you bother watching the TV show anyway?
Me definitly not, because where's the fun if you already know the answer to the question?
I think that's with most TV shows since probably about 80% of them are based on books..
Even so I think the majority of the people just watch the shows on TV than reading the books and to be honest, and even though I'm a book lover and reader, I prefer watching shows on TV rather than reading the books.
I don't mean series like The Mortal Instruments or Percy Jackson because they are great but I mean series like Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries or Gossip Girl!
And thirdly there is the problem that in the books the charaters are different as they are in the TV show and that, I think, is for someone who reads the books and watches the TV show really confusing.
For example my friend, who aswell watches PLL, recently bought a book of the series and started reading it but it was totally different from the show. Hanna has on the one hand in the books short, red hair (I think that's right) but on the other hand in the TV show long (afterwards short), blonde hair. Another example is that Aria is in the books together with Sean (and Ezra doen't exist (to the point my friend read)) but in the TV show it's Hanna (and Ezra exists!).
And I would say these can be really annoying things ..
So what's you opinion?
And what TV shows do you watch?
If you watch some, did you just watch them or read the books too, and why?
Would love to read about your opinions!