Sunday, May 14, 2017

Outlander named best book adaptation

Outlander’ named TV’s best book adaptation — Sorry, ‘Game of Thrones’!

Marcus James Dixon
By The GoldDerby

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In our showdown poll last week that asked our readers to name TV’s best book adaptation, “Outlander” fans came out in droves to vote for their favorite romance/time travel series. The Starz hit drama earned a whopping 92% of the vote, compared to only 8% for runner-up “Game of Thrones.” Do you agree with the results of our poll? Be sure to sound off down in the comments section.

Both series are currently in the midst of ridiculously long hiatuses, with “Outlander” returning in September and “GoT” coming back July 16. But thanks in part to the fact that they began decades ago in book form, the television programs have extremely passionate fan bases that are willing to wait out the droughts.

Based on Dina Gabaldon‘s book series, the upcoming season of “Outlander” will be based on the third novel “Voyager.” See the Top 11 “Outlander” Season 3 spoilers. And “Game of Thrones” is adapted from the “A Song of Ice and Fire” five-book series by George R. R. Martin. The fantasy show has now surpassed the novels, but two more books are forthcoming from Martin, which we hope are published sooner rather than later.

When it comes to awards shows, the Emmys have made their choice clear. After six seasons, “Game of Thrones” is now the most awarded show in Emmy history with 38 trophies including Best Drama Series in 2015 and 2016. “Outlander,” on the other hand, is the reigning champ at the People’s Choice Awards with four victories including Favorite TV Show.

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