It's time for another installment of Books on TV! In this third installment, we'll take a look at original TV series from streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. These services let you watch movies and TV shows directly online, no downloading, and no cable needed. This has become a popular service and continues to grow today. Because of this growth, Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu are developing their own TV shows. Several of these shows are based on books, and the DVDs and books they are based on can easily be checked out with your FRVPLD library card. Take a look at the list of shows below!
House of Cards: Congressman Frank Underwood and his wife decide to get revenge on the President and his allies after he goes back on his promise to make Frank his Secretary of State. This show is based on House of Cards by Michael Dobbs.
Orange is the New Black: Piper Chapman, a public relations executive with a career and a fiance, is arrested for an offense from 10 years prior and is sent to a women's prison where she must adjust to life behind bars. This show is based on Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman.
Bosch: LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch investigates suspicious deaths and follows paths of corruption as he relentlessly works to find the truth. This show is based on the Harry Bosch series by Michael Connelly. The DVDs have not been released yet.
The Man in the High Castle: This alternative history series is set in 1962 and looks at what life in the United States would be like if Germany and Japan won World War II. This show is based on The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. The DVDs have not been released yet.
Chance: A forensic neuropsychiatrist decides to help a woman who has an abusive husband, all while dealing with a divorce and trying to save his relationship with his daughter. This show is based on the book Chance by Kem Nunn. The DVDs have not been released yet.