Saturday, September 1, 2018

And the Emmy Goes To...

You know what I find amazing? That each and every year more and more books are being adapted for the small screen. Yes, I could criticize and say that Hollywood lacks imagination, instead I will celebrate seeing some of my favorite books and some books I hope to be favorites being adapted into another medium. Last year two book adaptations took the awards season and the Emmys by storm. I of course am talking about HBO's adaptation of Big Little Lies and Hulu's adaptation and expansion of The Handmaid's Tale. These feminist war cries paved the way for even more female led drama, including my new favorite, Killing Eve, seriously you NEED to watch it! So while last year I lamented that most of the adaptations I hold dear aren't given a chance or are overlooked by the television academy, often relegated to picking up a few technical awards, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised that this year is a little different.

This year we have Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for Patrick Melrose, Jessica Biel for The Sinner, Sandra Oh for Killing Eve, and Elisabeth Moss (again) for The Handmaid's Tale. The full list is almost staggering for adaptation nominations in various categories, of which I probably missed a few: A Series Of Unfortunate Events, Fahrenheit 451, The Alienist, Game Of Thrones, The Handmaid's Tale, Patrick Melrose, Alias Grace, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, A Christmas Story Live!, Killing Eve, Altered Carbon, Marvel's The Defenders, Lost In Space, Legion, Marvel's The Punisher, Outlander, and 13 Reasons Why. So while I thought I'd be profiling eight shows this month which got no love from the academy... turns out four of them did... but one was sadly cancelled while another was saved from the same fate. I'll be interested to see if you agree with my favorites... and I'd love to hear yours!


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