Movie or tv show based on literature…

How often do you watch a movie or tv show that is based on some form of literature? If you don’t watch them, then may I ask why? Which do you prefer….a movie or a tv show based on your favorite books?

To me, it depends on the book. I thought the Harry Potter series did well being made into movies. A long series like that (7 books total) would have been more difficult to make as a tv show. It would have dragged on for years, a lot longer than it took to make the movies. However, they took one of my favorite books from Joe Hill (it was a stand alone book) and made it into a tv show earlier this year. I watched it and I thought they did a good job with it. They can continue it and make a second season out of it (it definitely wasn’t finished by the end of the first season). I would watched it if they continued it.

What about you? Do you prefer to see your favorite books turned into a movie or a tv show? Which would you rather see? Why do you prefer that over the other?

Reading versus movie/tv show

The question today is, which do you prefer…….reading the book or watching the movie/tv series. I, personally, enjoy reading the book. Reading is something I’ve enjoyed my whole entire life. Hollywood has taken to making these books into a movie or tv show of some kind, which is fine by me. I don’t mind watching a movie based on a book if I enjoyed the book. If I didn’t like the book, then you wouldn’t be able to get me to touch the movie/tv show with a ten foot pole.

Now, I’m all for reading the book but my hubby is the opposite. He’d rather watch the movie/tv show than read the book. With the Harry Potter series for example, I’ve read all the books and I’ve watched all the movies. My hubby on the other hand has at least watched the movies with me. I initially didn’t think he’d like the watching them with me, however, he did end up liking thm (much to my surprise). So, I can usually get my hubby to watch the movie or tv show with me…..as long as it’s not really girly or anything like that.

But there are a couple of different reasons why I choose to read instead of watch. The book, I can take that with me a lot easier than I can watching a tv or movie. I know that with technology is these days, you can watch stuff on your smartphone. But I’d rather not waste the battery on my phone just to watch something. I don’t want to have a dead phone and need to make a call in an emergency. Also, in the case of the movies, I can spend more time reading and enjoying it. A movie is usually over within a couple of hours and there is a lot they have to leave out with a limited time frame.