Don't worry! This post doesn't contain any spoilers. :)
The other day, I accidentally opened my Mother’s Day gift early. This isn’t the first time that’s happened. We tend to purchase a lot online (especially books and movies), which means that every once in a while parcels get confused, or we forget what’s in them when they arrive. Regardless, I was quite surprised and excited when the blueray of Downton Abbey season three fell out of the envelope. The funny thing is, my husband gave me seasons one and two for Christmas and I accidentally opened them early too. Oops.
As any of you other Downton Abbey fans will probably agree, there are too few episodes of this show. Had the seasons been twice as long, I still would have been left wanting more. In fact, I really wish there was a book series that would further flesh out the story, maybe treat us to some missing moments or further drama. I noticed on Amazon you can buy books containing the scripts for the show, and this includes some deleted scenes, but I’m talking entirely new material.
I’ve read some book spinoffs of shows I’ve watched. Eureka (one of my all-time favourite shows), Warehouse 13, and Stargate Atlantis all have books based on their shows, some of which I’ve read and enjoyed. I even have a copy of a Roswell book kicking around my rec room somewhere. I’ve also read graphic novels that add onto the storylines of Firefly and Tron. And there are probably others I can’t think of off the top of my head.
When you love a show and it gets cancelled (R.I.P. Firefly. Sniffle.), or you would just enjoy the chance to savour its characters and world even more, it’s very satisfying to see that story continued in print. A couple weeks ago, I posted about books that I would love to see turned into movies. Thinking about Downton Abbey prompted me to flip that question around: What television shows or movies would you love to see turned into books?
Have you ever read books that are spinoffs of television shows or movies? What shows would you love to see in book form?