Friday, March 08, 2019

The fifty best small-screen adaptations of literary works

At LitHub Emily Temple tagged--and ranked--50 of the best small-screen adaptations of literary works to date. #2 on the list:
Friday Night Lights
NBC (2006-2011)
Based on: Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H. G. Bissinger

Many people’s choice for Best Show Ever, regardless of its literariness. And why not? It was a show about football that people who didn’t care about football would watch, a realistic but twisty story of a small town in America and its many connected inhabitants, and a deeply absorbing drama. It made you care. That’s about the best thing you can say about a show. There was just that one storyline that we don’t talk about. And neither does Landry. Just doesn’t come up again. It’s fine. We’ve forgotten it.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue