TV shows that ignored the books they were based on
Television adaptations of books are a tricky business—there's a fine line that producers and writers need to walk in order to make their series accessible for new fans while keeping the readers of the original books happy. If you go too far into the realm of book fan service, the pacing can slow and things get too convoluted for viewers. If you strike out on your own and only loosely base your series on the original books, you run the risk of alienating readers or letting the show run off the rails. On occasion, the changes made for a TV series add to the story and increase viewer immersion—but they can also ruin otherwise promising material. Let's take a look at some of the TV shows that ignored major parts of their source material—for better and for worse.