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Thu, Aug 3, 2017 7:19 AM

Live Poll: What Binge-Worthy TV Most Makes You Want to "Binge-Read?"

Below are the highest ranked (by Metacritic) TV series that are based on books. Instead of choosing your favorite series, which story, book, or series of books would you most like to read, or read again?

The shows are not in the order in which Metacritic ranked them.

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls064978927/?publish=save

Poll: http://www.imdb.com/poll/b8jyE96PFZI/

INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Metacritic's List: The list includes TV series on the air before the summer of 2014, when the list was made, and after 1985, which is how far back Metacritic's list goes. See the full Metacritic list here: http://www.metacritic.com/feature/best-tv-series-based-on-books

This list for the poll: To break a tie that would have resulted in a list that would have exceeded the allowed 35 options, the two series with the lowest IMDb ratings were omitted.

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4 years ago

GOT.

I have a suggestion.  How about some TV shows based on comic books like Legion or Arrow?

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This list is taken directly from Metacritic and they chose to not include series based on comic books, even ones for which they calculated a rating. They list series from comic books in their exclusionary criteria. That's a good idea for a poll, though, and one that you'd probably do really well. 

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4 years ago

Loved the revised suggestion, ruby!

I would vote for The Leftoversthen. 

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4 years ago

"after 1988, when Metacritic began rating TV shows" -- Does not appear to be accurate. Metacritic's own list starts at 1985. Metacritic did not exist until 1999. I guess they just chose a starting point because they don't have review data for many older shows.

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Thanks for the correction. I'm not sure where I thought I got that information. I'll change it. 

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4 years ago

I guess the title should say:
What Binge-Worthy TV Show Most Makes You Want to "Binge-Read?"

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I used the implied "series" or "show" (like NBC's "must see TV"), instead of typing it out, to try to keep the title from being too long. I'll consider both ways or try to come up with something different. Thanks for the feedback, Jess. 

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INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Metacritic's List: The list includes TV series on the air before the summer of 2014, when the list was made, and after 1985, which is how far back Metacritic's list goes. See the full Metacritic list here: http://www.metacritic.com/feature/best-tv-series-based-on-books

This list for the poll: To break a tie that would have resulted in a list that would have exceeded the allowed 35 options, the two series with the lowest IMDb ratings were omitted.

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Dan, I noticed you already added some of this; thank you, so much! 

The above post includes a bit more information.

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Wow, you're fast (Dan or Peter)! Thank you!

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One of the benefits of becoming an IMDb GS Champion is mind reading powers. ;-)

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Hahaha. Your mind reading powers are impressive. :-)

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4 years ago

Re-read: Sherlock (2010 TV Series) - Based on Arthur Conan Doyle's four novels and 56 short stories featuring the character of Sherlock Holmes, the most famous and most critically acclaimed of which is The Hound of the Baskervilles.

Read: Game of Thrones (2011 TV Series) - Based on A Game of Thrones,the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin.

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When I read stories, I tend to binge read them. For instance, I binge read "War and Peace" in high school during a weekend. It was part of our honors Russian History assignment. I usually prefer short stories over novels, since these are much easier to binge read.

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4 years ago

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