Daily Archives: February 15, 2014

Vampire Academy as TV Series

Vampire Academy Book Cover from the Penguin.com

Vampire Academy Book Cover from the Penguin.com

As I mentioned in my Litflix exploring the Vampire Academy movie and books someone mentioned that the quality of the movie reminded them of a CW tv show. This in turn got me thinking about the fact that, yes, the story being told in the books probably would be better done as a CW TV show or some TV mini series akin Sleepy Hollow where you do not run the normal 24 episode season. You would have the time to flesh out the story that needs to be and have the build up that needs to happen and have the time to really flesh out these new ideas that you are presenting. Now obviously this could be the thought with almost any book series that they turn in to movies, but I do not know if Harry Potter would have worked as well in a TV show format. There is a lot that they had to cut out, but I think they were able to keep the main story in tact and they were dealing with some fundamentals that people already recognized of wizards and magic in general.

What I am going to present is an outline of how each season would progress leading up to the ultimate moment wherever that might be and how you might transition in to the next season. Now to do this there will be major spoilers, so if you think you want to read the books at all you do not want to continue on, if you do not care then enjoy my little thought exercise. Now there are too many details to give a complete description of each season, so I just try and hit the major points. It is an interesting exercise to go through because it makes you think about the driving force of the book series. One of the most interesting things that I realized about the story is that there are issues or points made in the first book that do not come to full fruition until the last book. It is these little details though that make the series so much fun to read and also why a TV series might have worked better. When you have those ideas they need time to develop and I do not know that a two hour movie is enough time.  (Major spoilers for the entire Vampire Academy Series after the jump.) Continue reading