Earlier this week, news broke that Amazon will be adapting J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels as a multi-season television series. Hearing this news, I couldn’t help but wish that Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series could get that epic treatment instead.
Lord of the Rings has a well-done, much-loved pop culture adaptation of the original source material*. The Dark Tower novels don’t. Even with this year’s long-awaited big-screen adaptation.
*And yes, I know they left out some of the most beloved characters and combined some character arcs. But honestly, I think the movies are better off for it! Continue reading