HBO’s spectacular adaptation of Game of Thrones, the first book of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire, has truly taken the television world on by storm, offering one of the most complete fantasy visions ever seen on a television screen. The show has already been renewed for a second season, even though it’s only aired one episode of the first so far. This got us thinking: Why do so many people try to adapt sweeping fantasy epics into films when television would be such a better medium for it? With television, you don’t have to try to condense the intricacies of fantasy down to two hours– you can have thirteen! AND you can have multiple seasons! Capitalizing on the success of Game of Thrones, here are our picks for other fantasy book series that would make fantastic television shows:
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