The Snowpiercer TV Trailer is Every Bit As Unsettling As You Hoped It Would Be


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Snowpiercer television trailer

If you’ve read Snowpiercer or seen the film, you know it is not a tale for the faint of heart. So why not put it on television with the talents of Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly driving it onward? There are always more terrifying depths to plumb, you know.

Get your first glimpse of Snowpiercer:

That was… harrowing seems far too tame of a word. It’s always exciting to see more of Diggs on screen in roles he can really dig into, and Connelly has just the right chill to be the train’s Head of Hospitality. The design and cinematography also stand out, which is no small feat for a trailer that clocks in at under three minutes.

Snowpiercer is coming to TBS is spring of 2020.

The Walking Dead Season Ten Trailer Has Landed!


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The Walking Dead, seaosn ten trailer

You’ve waited patiently, and now get your first glimpse of The Walking Dead‘s tenth season! The trailer was unveiled today at San Diego Comic-Con, and now it’s ready for the world…

Before you watch the trailer, take a peek at this special video which contains one second from every episode of the show thus far…

And now for the trailer!

The Walking Dead season ten premieres on AMC on October 6th.

Acting With Daemons is Like 3D Chess: The Cast of His Dark Materials at SDCC!


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His Dark Materials, Iorek

The cast, writer, and producer of His Dark Materials were at San Diego Comic-Con to talk about the upcoming show after dropping their second trailer, and were happy to answer questions ranging from fun times on set to daemon actors to their love of Pullman’s books in Hall H. Here are a few highlights! (Hint: season two has already been ordered!)

Jack Thorne, the screenwriter (who also did the script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) compared adapting material of this popularity and quality to doing a PhD on the original work and the author. Apparently, when he was on airplanes with Ruth Wilson (Mrs Coulter), he’d hand her bit of the scripts as he wrote, and she would give him notes on what she was reading. The whole atmosphere sounds incredibly collaborative, and they have already been given a greenlight for season two.

New Trailer For His Dark Materials Series Shows Lin-Manuel Miranda in Action


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His Dark Materials. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lee Scoresby

The latest trailer for HBO’s His Dark Materials series (based on the eponymous Philip Pullman trilogy) is longer than the last offering, and gives us a better sense of the whole tone of the show. We also get to see the alethiometer much more closely, and get a gorgeous glimpse of Iorek.

Hold onto your daemons, everyone:

It’s great (and terrifying) to see more of Ruth Wilson’s Mrs Coulter, who finally gives us something to be frightened of with such an alarming ease. We also see more of Dafne Keen as Lyra, and can get a better sense of the scope of the world that’s being built for the show. This supporting cast is phenomenal, and we’re only getting closer to the premiere date, which is set for this fall.

No word on who is voicing Iorek Byrinson yet, though…

Farscape Creators Looking Into TV Revival Options


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Farscape: The Peacekeper Wars, John and Aeryn

Farscape‘s 20th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic Con was packed to the brim with fans who miss the show. It’s always been beloved, but in recent years there have been more rumors about its potential revival. Everyone seems to be on board, actors and creators included, so what’s the problem?

Well, we might not be waiting too much longer…

Granted, nothing has been inked or signed, but creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and Brian Henson of The Jim Henson Company were on hand to assure fans that they’re still working on reviving the show, and have never stopped. “For a number of years we wanted to continue Farscape in movies,” said Henson, while also noting that any story they wanted to tell couldn’t likely be contained in two hours. So they’re moved back to television in terms of finding a new home for the series.

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Farscape Creators Looking Into TV Revival Options


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Farscape: The Peacekeper Wars, John and Aeryn

Farscape‘s 20th anniversary panel at San Diego Comic Con was packed to the brim with fans who miss the show. It’s always been beloved, but in recent years there have been more rumors about its potential revival. Everyone seems to be on board, actors and creators included, so what’s the problem?

Well, we might not be waiting too much longer…

Granted, nothing has been inked or signed, but creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and Brian Henson of The Jim Henson Company were on hand to assure fans that they’re still working on reviving the show, and have never stopped. “For a number of years we wanted to continue Farscape in movies,” said Henson, while also noting that any story they wanted to tell couldn’t likely be contained in two hours. So they’re moved back to television in terms of finding a new home for the series.

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The Batwoman Pilot Is Reportedly Very Fun and Very Gay


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The reviews are in for the CW’s Batwoman pilot, which had its world premiere at Comic-Con last night, and apparently, the show is both very fun and very gay.

Fans tweeting their live reactions noted that the pilot is basically an origin story with great action scenes, “unapologetically queer” material (which includes acknowledgment of Kate Kane’s privilege within the queer community, according to Polygon’s review), and some breakout performances from Nicole Kang (playing Mary Hamilton) and Rachel Skarsten (playing the villain, Alice). Ruby Rose, of course, got tons of praise for her performance as the titular superhero, and apparently half of the audience members were there just for Batwoman, which premiered before Pennyworth. 

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Andrea Camilleri obituary


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Prolific author of the Inspector Montalbano detective novels

Had Andrea Camilleri died in his 50s, his obituary would certainly not have been published in the Guardian. His death might have been noted in the cultural sections of the odd Italian newspaper and it would doubtless have merited a substantial article in the journal of Italy’s pre-eminent drama school, the Accademia Nazionale d’Arte Drammatica, where Camilleri was for many years in charge of teaching directing.

The article might have detailed the achievements of an avant-garde, leftwing intellectual who had had a significant influence on theatre and television in Italy while remaining largely unknown to the general public. It would probably have skipped over the fact that, some years earlier, Camilleri had tried his hand at writing historical novels, but given up after meeting with little success beyond the award of an obscure literary prize, handed out by a town council in ...

3 Possible Star Trek: Picard Storylines that Are too Depressing to Contemplate 


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One of the hallmarks of Star Trek: The Next Generation is its meditative quality; unlike like the excellent, nail-biting action in Star Trek: Discovery, the vast majority of TNG’s best episodes are quiet and more reflective. In fact, current Trek executive producer Alex Kurtzman has described Discovery as a “bullet” contrasting it with the upcoming TNG prequel saying: “Picard is very contemplative show. It will find a balance between the speed of Discovery and the nature of what Next Gen was.” And part of what the show is seemingly contemplating is not just what is happening with Picard in real time, but also what has happened since the events of Star Trek Nemesis. We’ve all got theories, but what if Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Patrick Stewart are willing to go super-dark? Here’s a speculative peek into the Picard possibilities you haven’t even brought yourself to ...

Ranking the Very Best Dogs of Star Trek


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The latest Star Trek series—the forthcoming Next Generation sequel, Star Trek: Picard—will boldly go where no Trek series has gone before by seemingly having a dog as a central cast member. As fans surely know by now, a new poster for Picard reveals the titular former-Starfleet captain standing resolutely with his loyal dog Number One by his side. Now, in real life, this probably has something to do with Patrick Stewart’s love of pitbull rescues, but we really don’t know what role the dog will play in the show. Yet. But the possibilities are clearly awesome.

And although this is the first time a dog has featured on a promotional image for a big Star Trek event, this isn’t the first canine to brave the final frontier. Here are nine dogs (or dog-like creatures) from across the wide canon of Star Trek, ranked in ascending of how adorable and ...

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Stranger Things Season 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Body Horror


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Strange Things, season 3

Stranger Things season three arrived on Netflix for the Fourth of July holiday, and the Hawkins, Indiana crew came back to suffer more torments at the hands of the Upside Down. But how did this season hold up compared to the previous two? Let’s separate it out….

 

The Good

  • The relationships between female characters were given a bit more than a passing glance this year, and they all had more to do in terms of the plot. Eleven gets to have a friendship outside of the original DnD quartet! She and Max have a fun shopping montage! Nancy spends time actually speaking to her mother and they bond! Women are aware of each other’s existence and they help each other and talk to each other! Why did it take so long for the show to get here, again?
  • 1980s legends continue to pop up all over the place, but ...

Stranger Things Season 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Body Horror


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Strange Things, season 3

Stranger Things season three arrived on Netflix for the Fourth of July holiday, and the Hawkins, Indiana crew came back to suffer more torments at the hands of the Upside Down. But how did this season hold up compared to the previous two? Let’s separate it out….

 

The Good

  • The relationships between female characters were given a bit more than a passing glance this year, and they all had more to do in terms of the plot. Eleven gets to have a friendship outside of the original DnD quartet! She and Max have a fun shopping montage! Nancy spends time actually speaking to her mother and they bond! Women are aware of each other’s existence and they help each other and talk to each other! Why did it take so long for the show to get here, again?
  • 1980s legends continue to pop up all over the place, but ...

Almost Every SFF/Horror/Comic Book Adaptation in the Works!


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Rosamund Pike Moiraine Wheel of Time TV show

Thanks to the landscape-shifting success of properties like Game of Thrones and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, we’ve entered a golden age of sci-fi and fantasy being developed for film and television. It seems that nearly every network and studio has snatched up the rights to old and new classics, with a bevy of projects in production or premiering in the coming months. To keep you on top of the latest news, we’ve updated our master list of every SFF adaptation currently in the works, from The Batman to Y: The Last Man.

Check out this list and get your DVRs and Netflix queues ready, because you’re going to be wonderfully busy for the foreseeable future.

 

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The Boys (July 26, 2019)

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Adapted from: The Boys by Garth Ennis (writer) and Darick Robertson (artist)
Originally published: 2006, Wildstorm/Dynamite Entertainment
Optioned for: Television (Amazon Studios/Sony Pictures Television)
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Aleister Arcane Steve Niles adaptation Eli Roth
All Our Wrong Todays adaptation Elan Mastai
Amulet movie adaptation Kazu Kibuishi
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Animal Farm adaptation George Orwell Andy Serkis Netflix
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Artemis Andy Weir optioned film
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Astro City Kurt Busiek adaptation
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Black Hammer adaptation Jeff Lemire Dean Ormston
Black Panther Long Live the King
Blackhawk adaptation Steven Spielberg
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Bone adaptation feature film Warner Bros Jeff Smith
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Boogeyman adaptation Stephen King
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The Changeling adaptation Victor LaValle
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Veruca Salt
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A Court of Thorns and Roses adaptation Sarah J. Maas
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Dissonance adaptation
Doc Savage adaptation
Doctor Doom movie adaptation Noah Hawley
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East of West adaptation
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Empress Mark Millar adaptation Netflix
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The Gilda Stories adaptation
The Girl Who Drank the Moon adaptation Kelly Barnhill
The Gone World adaptation
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The Grace of Kings adaptation DMG Entertainment
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Happiness is for Humans adaptation
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The Book of Swords "The Hidden Girl" Ken Liu adaptation
The Hike adaptation Drew Magary
Hold Back the Stars Katie Khan movie adaptation John Boyega Letitia Wright
Horrorstor TV pilot Fox Grady Hendrix
The Hunger Alma Katsu adaptation
Hyperion adaptation
I Still Dream James Smythe TV adaptation
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Infidel comic adaptation
Injection adaptation Warren Ellis
Interview With the Vampire movie adaptation Josh Boone
The Invisibles adaptation
Who is Jake Ellis movie adaptation graphic novel Nathan Edmondson Image Comics
Judge Dredd TV adaptation
Kill Shakespeare adaptation
The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss
The Last Girl TV adaptation Joe Hart Amazon Studios
The Last Policeman adaptation
Lazarus comic book Greg Rucka adaptation
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie adaptation reboot Alan Moore
The Left Hand of Darkness TV adaptation Ursula K. Le Guin Limitless
The Lies of Locke Lamora TV adaptation Scott Lynch
We Have Always Lived On Mars Cecil Castellucci adaptation Life on Mars John Krasinski
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Little Brother
The Lives of Tao adaptation
Locke & Key Joe Hill adaptation film TV
Lockwood & Co adaptation television Jonathan Stroud
Logan's Run movie adaptation
Lord of Light Roger Zelazny adaptation
Lumberjanes film adaptation
Luna: New Moon adaptation
MaddAddam adaptation Margaret Atwood
The Magic Order Mark Millar Netflix adaptation
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The Monolith graphic novel adaptation Lionsgate
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur adaptation
Morbius adaptation Jared Leto
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Mouse Guard movie adaptation
MPH adaptation Mark Millar
The Murders of Molly Southbourne by Tade Thompson
My Best Friend's Exorcism adaptation Grady Hendrix
My Boyfriend is a Bear adaptation
Needle in a Timestack adaptation Robert SIlverberg
Neuromancer adaptation Fox
New Gods Jack Kirby movie adaptation DC Extended Universe Ava DuVernay
Feed Mira Grant movie adaptation
October Daye optioned film adaptation Seanan McGuire
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The One adaptation John Marrs Netflix
The Outsider adaptation Stephen King
The Paper Magician adaptation
The Peripheral adaptation William Gibson
The Phantom Tollbooth adaptation
The Picture of Dorian Gray adaptation female driven genderbent St. Vincent
Pinocchio adaptation Guillermo del Toro Gris Grimly illustrations
The Prince and the Dressmaker Jen Wang adaptation
Princeless adaptation
Prodigy Mark Millar Netflix adaptation
Throne of Glass series TV adaptation Queen of Shadows Sarah J. Maas Hulu
The Queen of the Tearling adaptation Emma Watson
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Ranger's Apprentice movie adaptation
The Raven Boys Cycle TV adaptation Maggie Stiefvater
Red Sonja adaptation
John Scalzi Redshirts
Resident Alien adaptation
Revival Image Comics adaptation Tim Seeley Mike Norton
Riftwar Saga adaptation
Rivers of London adaptation Ben Aaronovitch
Roadside Picnic adaptation television pilot Matthew Goode
Robopocalypse adaptation
Roche Limit adaptation
Rolling in the Deep Mira Grant
The Ruin of Kings Jenn Lyons
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Sand adaptation Hugh Howey Syfy
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Scythe Neal Shusterman
Seveneves Neal Stephenson adaptation Ron Howard Brian Grazer
Shadow and Bone adaptation Leigh Bardugo
Shadowman adaptation
The Shambling Guide to New York City movie adaptation Mur Lafferty
The Shining Girls Lauren Beukes movie adaptation
Ship Breaker adaptation Paolo Bacigalupi Paul Haggis
The Sirens of Titan adaptation Kurt Vonnegut
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Skin Trade adaptation George R.R. Martin
Sleeping Beauties Stephen King Owen King adaptation
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Spawn adaptation Jamie Foxx
Spin Robert Charles Wilson adaptation
The Stand TV adaptation
Stargirl adaptation Geoff Johns
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Stranger in a Strange Land adaptation
Supergirl movie adaptation
Superior adaptation Mark Millar
The Talisman adaptation Stephen King Peter Straub Josh Boone
The Telling Ursula K. Le Guin adaptation
Temeraire TV adaptation Peter Jackson Naomi Novik
Sleeping Giants adaptation Sylvain Neuvel
The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
These Broken Stars Amie Kaufman Megan Spooner adaptation
This Savage Song film adaptation
Time Salvager adaptation
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
Trees Warren Ellis adaptation
The Underwater Welder Jeff Lemire adaptation Ryan Gosling
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The Vampire Chronicles optioned Anne Rice
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Five Books About Prophecy The Demon Cycle Peter V. Brett The Warded Man
Warrior Nun adaptation
The Warriors book adaptation TV Russo brothers
Discworld The Watch TV adaptation
Watchdog adaptation Will McIntosh
Way Down Dark adaptation
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We Are All Completely Fine adaptation Daryl Gregory
We Have Always Lived in the Castle adaptation Sebastian Stan
Wee Free Men Pratchett adaptation movie Rhianna Pratchett
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The Witch Boy adaptation Molly Knox Ostertag
Witchblade TV adaptation
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Xanth TV film adaptation Piers Anthony
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The Sandman, Catch-22, Cloud Atlas … is there such thing as an ‘unfilmable’ book?


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Books by authors like Neil Gaiman and Gabriel García Márquez have been dismissed as too difficult to adapt. With Netflix offering both time and cash, is that true anymore?

It’s remarkable how many “unfilmable” books have been, well, filmed. With this week’s news that Neil Gaiman’s sprawling comic-book series The Sandman has been acquired by Netflix, fans have been excited, if tentative, no doubt remembering the long history of attempts to adapt the 75-issue story that was often dismissed as too difficult to get on screen.

As Gaiman once said: “I’d rather see no Sandman movie made than a bad Sandman movie.” Multiple scripts were written throughout the 1990s, there was a TV show in 2010, a film in 2013, an attempted rewrite of that film in 2016 – but none of this means that Netflix’s latest literary project is doomed to fail.

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Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is green lit by Netflix


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After several attempts to film Gaiman’s acclaimed comic book series, the streaming giant has picked it up in a ‘massive’ deal with Warner Bros

After multiple failed attempts to make a screen adaptation, Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comic book series has been acquired by Netflix, in what is being reported as a “massive” deal with Warner Bros.

The news comes 30 years after Gaiman published the first comic in the series, in which the Dream King Morpheus wakes up from 70 years of captivity at the hands of a mortal. The series ran for 75 issues, and has often been described as unfilmable, with previous attempts to adapt it foundering. The most recent was in 2016, when actor and fan Joseph Gordon-Levitt acquired the rights and was due to direct a film adaptation in which he also played Morpheus – but left the project due to “creative differences” ...

So How Many Swords Does Geralt REALLY Carry in The Witcher?


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On Monday morning, Netflix released the first poster for its upcoming adaption of The Witcher, reigniting an age-old debate between warring factions of The Witcher fandom: How many damn swords does Geralt carry anyway?

Show of hands! Is it just the one, as is displayed on Henry Cavill’s, er, backside? Or is it two swords, one steel (for people) and one silver (for monsters)?

Well, as it turns out, they’re both right (kind of).

Basically, the answer depends on whether you’re talking about book!Geralt or game!Geralt.

In the original Witcher novels by Andrzej Sapkowski, Geralt indeed has two swords, one steel and one silver. However, as some close readers on Reddit helpfully pointed out, he mostly only carries the steel on his back, keeping the silver one tucked away in his saddle for easy access. Accordingly, the covers usually show Geralt as single-sworded:

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A Round-Up of Every Dark Crystal-Related Thing Arriving This Year


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It’s a great year for the Dark Crystal fandom. Starting late summer, we can expect not one, not two, but three more stories set in the world of Thra.

Two of them are confirmed prequels, with the first taking place long before the era of Jim Henson’s 1982 cult masterpiece. A 12-issue comic book series, it’s called Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and io9 reports it will be written by Adventure Time’s Nicole Andelfinger, with Matias Basla (Sparrowhawk) as the artist.

Here’s the synopsis:

Return to another world, another time, Before the Age of Wonder. The Skeksis rein over Thra, but there are distant echoes of rebellion. Gelfling and unlikely heroes emerge to champion what is good and just, but their paths to legend started long ago. Epic tales of adventure, magic, and mystery send us back in time to the Age of ...

Kat Cho Recommends Korean Dramas for YA Readers


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I am a firm believer that Korean dramas are just YA books in visual format. There are so many overlapping themes and tropes: there are sometimes love triangles in both YA and K-dramas, plots where characters fake a relationship (that blooms into a real one), blackmail and sharing secrets, and, of course, all the angst! And though K-dramas do come at it from a slightly different cultural lens, it hits you in the same feels! So here is a list of some of my favorite K-dramas and the YA books they remind me of!

 

If you liked: Legend by Marie Lu

Watch: City Hunter

Lee Yoon-Sung (Lee Min-Ho) works at the Blue House for the National Communication Network Team. He graduated from M.I.T. in the U.S. and possesses elite skills as an I.T. engineer. At the Blue House, Yoon-Sung meets Kim Na-Na (...

Kat Cho Recommends Korean Dramas for YA Readers


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I am a firm believer that Korean dramas are just YA books in visual format. There are so many overlapping themes and tropes: there are sometimes love triangles in both YA and K-dramas, plots where characters fake a relationship (that blooms into a real one), blackmail and sharing secrets, and, of course, all the angst! And though K-dramas do come at it from a slightly different cultural lens, it hits you in the same feels! So here is a list of some of my favorite K-dramas and the YA books they remind me of!

 

If you liked: Legend by Marie Lu

Watch: City Hunter

Lee Yoon-Sung (Lee Min-Ho) works at the Blue House for the National Communication Network Team. He graduated from M.I.T. in the U.S. and possesses elite skills as an I.T. engineer. At the Blue House, Yoon-Sung meets Kim Na-Na (...

Kat Cho Recommends Korean Dramas for YA Readers


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I am a firm believer that Korean dramas are just YA books in visual format. There are so many overlapping themes and tropes: there are sometimes love triangles in both YA and K-dramas, plots where characters fake a relationship (that blooms into a real one), blackmail and sharing secrets, and, of course, all the angst! And though K-dramas do come at it from a slightly different cultural lens, it hits you in the same feels! So here is a list of some of my favorite K-dramas and the YA books they remind me of!

 

If you liked: Legend by Marie Lu

Watch: City Hunter

Lee Yoon-Sung (Lee Min-Ho) works at the Blue House for the National Communication Network Team. He graduated from M.I.T. in the U.S. and possesses elite skills as an I.T. engineer. At the Blue House, Yoon-Sung meets Kim Na-Na (...