Books vs Movies/TV shows
Harry Potter, Twilight, True Blood, Percy Jackson and many others, all started as books. A long before the cinema goer cared what happened to Bella Swan she was ink on a page, ink that captivated readers, and Harry Potter originally fought the Dark Lord in the imaginations of readers.
As a fan of books, movies and TV shows, it’s hard for me to say which is better. When it comes to judging between movies and shows that started as books it’s sometimes better just to take them as entirely different entity’s that just share some names and maybe a title, because a lot of the time so much of the story has changed that there is hardly a resemblance.
By listening to people talk about this, I’ve learned that a fool will always say the book is better (even if they haven’t seen it). No offence intended, sometimes the book is better but it’s not always. I like the True Blood TV series better than the books. I may change my mind but at the moment that’s how I feel, Harry Potter books will always be better than the movies, Twilight movies aren’t good but the books are, and I’ve never read Percy Jackson but I love the movie.
One downside to books is that they take so long to read (for me at least). A movie goes on for a set amount of time and if you sit there facing the screen for that long then you’re done. On the other hand, movies are limited in a way the books are not, special effects can only do so much. Another thing I like about books is the thought that a character has a million faces; everyone pictures them just a little bit differently.
I’m not trying to make an overall judgement, but I want to know which you prefer. Everyone has a preference. Do you curl up with a book, or relax with a movie/TV show.