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Books on TV: Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hulu

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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!

 

Netflix

Cover art for House of Cards season 1

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Cover art for Orange is the New Black season 1

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Amazon Prime

Cover art for The Harry Bosch Novels by Michael Connelly

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Cover art for The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Hulu

Cover art for the 11.22.63 dvd

 

 

11.22.63: A man is given the chance to go back in time, and he decides to try and stop the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. This show is based on 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

 

 

 

Cover art for Chance by Kem Nunn

 

 

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.