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The Other, Other George R.R. Martin Series Comes to Television: Wild Cards

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Superheroes are clearly super hot right now. So is the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels, which is hot off its extremely well-received sixth season. “Hmm, if only there was a way to capitalize on the success of both these franchises…” one lonely television executive wondered wistfully. Well, some wishes do come true. As it turns out, Universal Cable Productions has acquired the exclusive rights to adapt Martin’s Wild Cards series for television. What is Wild Cards, you ask? Well, to call it Game of Thrones with superheroes would be an unfair boiling-down of a truly unique and fantastic tapestry of heroic science fiction-y novels and…

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Jonesin’ For a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — Poldark Edition

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I have a problem. I’m obsessed with sexy historical shows and I just can’t quit. It started with Outlander, ramped up through Vikings, and crested along with Black Sails. It shows no signs of stopping, and honestly? I kind of don’t want it to. Especially when I get to watch shows as sexy and romantic as BBC One’s Poldark. If you’ve ever had an obsession with history, great makeout sessions and class differences overcome by love, then Poldark is the show for you. Based on a series of novels first published by Winston Graham in 1945, the show follows Ross Poldark, a British officer during the American Revolution, who returns home to find his father dead and his fiancée about…

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Crazy for “Hamilton”? Here’s 4 Books You Should be Reading!

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I think we can all agree that “Hamilton” is the best thing to happen to Broadway since, well, ever. It seemed to become a national phenomenon overnight, and now it’s all any of us can talk about. There’s also no real reason it should have worked: after all, does anything sound as absurd as a rap musical about first Treasurer Secretary Alexander Hamilton? But it does work, brilliantly so, and it makes history come alive with an insanely talented diverse cast and music that you won’t ever be able to stop humming. Seriously, just listen to this and tell me you’re not hooked:   If you’re still wondering what all the fuss is about, then go download the cast album and…

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Whodunnit: 4 Quirky Detectives from Books and TV

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Detective shows are pretty common, and we’re used to the age-old stereotypes. We have the gruff old cop who knows the ropes, the young new upstart who wants to buck the system. There’s the serious female detective in pantsuits and the family man who drinks a little too much and can’t quite let the job go at the end of the day. But my favorite type isn’t too serious or tortured – no, I love a good quirky detective. There have been a surprising amount of detectives who use humor and clever deducting skills to solve crimes. Here are three of my favorite – and one book! – that you should definitely be bingeing on: Sherlock There have been quite…

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