Late winter is an excellent time to do some literary binge-watching. Both Amazon Prime and Netflix have a number of book adaptations available for streaming. I hope you find a title or two here that you will enjoy watching, and reading!
Try The ABC Murders on prime for a unique take on Agatha Christie’s Poirot. John Malkovich’s interpretation is a darker, sadder Poirot than PBS’ beloved David Suchet. But, suspend your judgment and watch. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Better yet, read the book. Also on prime is Jane Eyre, starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Judi Dench. This fresh take on Charlotte Bronte’s timeless novel is called "a classic for a new generation!" Beautiful Boy, a poignant, touching adaptation of David Sheff’s memoir Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction is available on Amazon Prime and also on DVD.
As for Netflix, The Umbrella Academy, based on the graphic novel of the same name, premieres February 15th. It’s about a dysfunctional family of superheroes who reunite after their adoptive father dies. If you are in the mood for something spooky, try the Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House. It’s based on Shirley Jackson’s novel and expands the story. Perhaps you are more of a fantasy fan? Here’s a series you may not know about, but word on the street is it’s great. The first three seasons of The Magicians is available on Netflix and on DVD. It’s based on Lev Grossman’s Magician’s Trilogy and is about a young man who discovers and attends a secret college of magic in New York…a sort of Harry Potter for grown-ups.