Category Archives: Based on a Novel

The Magicians (SYFY) Rated TV-14

A group of students are recruited to a secret academy where they learn that the magic they believe is fiction is, in fact, real. Based on the book series by Lev Grossman. Starring Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman, and Arjun Gupta. … Continue reading

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Pride and Prejudice (2003) Rated PG

Jane Austen’s classic novel is modernized and set in Utah. Elizabeth Bennet is a college student working hard at writing her first novel, until she meets Will Darcy. Based on the book by Jane Austen. Starring Kam Heskin, Orlando Seale, … Continue reading

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Love Finds You in Sugarcreek (2014) Rated TV-PG

A baseball player and his son are lost in America and find themselves in Amish country. Their truck has broken down, so three Amish ladies hire him to do work around the house. This sparks the interest of the local … Continue reading

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The Snowy Day (2016) Rated TV-Y

Peter goes on a magical snowy walk to Nana’s house to bring home Christmas eve dinner. Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats. Starring Laurence Fishburne, Donielle T. Hansley Jr., and Regina King. This isn’t the most Christmassy themed … Continue reading

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The Revenant (2015) Rated R

A frontiersman fights for survival during a fur trading expedition in the 1820s when left for dead after being mauled by a bear. Based on the book, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge by Michael Punke. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, … Continue reading

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Flower Shop Mystery: Mum’s the Word (2016) Rated TV-G

A NYC lawyer returns home to her small town, where on the opening day of her flower shop, her car gets hit by a person leaving the scene of a murder. Based on the books by Kate Collins. Starring Brooke … Continue reading

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Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands (Esquire) Rated NR

Beowulf returns to his homeland to pay respect to the King, but the past is still there to haunt him. Starring Kieran Bew, Joanne Whalley, and Ed Speleers. This is a show that I might have enjoyed more if I were … Continue reading

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The Good Lord Bird (2020) Rated TV-MA

The abolitionist John Brown takes an enslaved boy as a member of his family, who becomes a witness at the raid of Harpers’ Ferry. Based on the book by James McBride. Starring Ethan Hawke, Joshua Caleb Johnson, and Beau Knapp. … Continue reading

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Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) Rated NR

The Hobbs family takes a vacation to the beach. Based on the book by Edward Streeter. Starring James Stewart, Maureen O’Hara, and Fabian. I loved this film; I thought they did a wonderful job at giving us a glimpse of … Continue reading

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Van der Valk (PBS) Rated PG-13

A Dutch detective works in Amsterdam using his human observation and street smarts. Starring Marc Warren, Maimie McCoy, and Luke Allen-Gale. This show is a remake of the 1972 version, as well as based on the novels of Nicolas Freeling. It’s … Continue reading

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