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Poll: What Binge-Worthy TV Most Makes You Want to "Binge-Read?"

Below are the highest ranked (by Metacritic) TV series that are based on books. Instead of choosing your favorite series, which story, book, or series of books would you most like to read, or read again?

The shows are not in the order in which Metacritic ranked them.

After voting, see the inclusion criteria and/or discuss here

See the complete list by Metacritic here:

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    Boardwalk Empire (2010)

    Based on Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, by Nelson Johnson.
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    China Beach (1988)

    Based on Home Before Morning, by former U.S. Army Nurse Lynda Van Devanter.
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    Dexter (2006)

    Based on Darkly Dreaming Dexter, the first novel in a series about Dexter, by Jeff Lindsay.
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    Game of Thrones (2011)

    Based on A Game of Thrones,the first novel in A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin.
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    Hannibal (2013)

    Based on Thomas Harris' novels Red Dragon and Hannibal, which, along with Silence of the Lambs, form a trilogy.
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    About a Boy (2014)

    Based on About a Boy, a novel by Nick Hornby.
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    Army Wives (2007)

    Based on Army Wives: The Unwritten Code of Military Marriage, by Tanya Biank.
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    House of Cards (2013)

    Based on House of Cards, by Michael Dobbs.
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    Call the Midwife (2012)

    Based on a trilogy of memoirs by Jennifer Worth, the first of which is Call the Midwife, later called Call the Midwife: A True Story of the East End in the 1950s.
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    The Chronicle (2001)

    Based on the News from the Edge, a series of science fiction novels by Mark Sumner.
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    The Dead Zone (2002)

    Based on the novel, The Dead Zone, by Stephen King.
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    Elementary (2012)

    Based on Arthur Conan Doyle's four novels and 56 short stories featuring the character of Sherlock Holmes, the most famous and most critically acclaimed of which is The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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    Flashforward (2009)

    Based on the novel, Flashforward, by science fiction writer Robert J. Sawyer.
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    Friday Night Lights (2006)

    Based on the nonfiction book, Friday Night Lights, by H. G. Bissinger.
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    Gideon's Crossing (2000)

    Based on The Measure of Our Days, the nonfiction book by physician Jerome Groopman.
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    Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)

    Based on Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, by Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon, describing the year he spent with detectives from the Baltimore Police Department Homicide Unit.
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    Huge (2010)

    Based on the young adult novel, Huge, by Sasha Paley.
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    Justified (2010)

    Based on the short story, "Fire in the Hole," by Elmore Leonard, whose other writings include work that inspired movies such as Jackie Brown, Get Shorty, and 3:10 to Yuma.
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    Karen Sisco (2003)

    Based on a character of writer Elmore Leonard's. The character appears in short stories by Leonard, as well as the novel, Out of Sight, which was adapted for a movie.
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    The Leftovers (2014)

    Based on The Leftovers, the novel by Tom Perrotta.
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    Longmire (2012)

    Based on the Walt Longmire Mysteries, a series of novels written by Craig Johnson.
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    Masters of Sex (2013)

    Based on Thomas Maier's Masters of Sex, a biography of Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson.
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    Maximum Bob (1998)

    Based on the novel, Maximum Bob, by Elmore Leonard.
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    The Musketeers (2014)

    Based on the characters from the novel, The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas.
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    The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011)

    Based on the series of books, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, by Liz Braswell.
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    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)

    Based on the series of novels, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith.
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    Orange Is the New Black (2013)

    Based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, about her time spent at a minimum-security federal prison.
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    Outlander (2014)

    Based on the Outlander series of novels about time travel by Diana Gabaldon.
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    Roswell (1999)

    Based on the Roswell High young adult book series, by Melinda Metz.
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    Sherlock (2010)

    Based on Arthur Conan Doyle's four novels and 56 short stories featuring the character of Sherlock Holmes, the most famous and most critically acclaimed of which is The Hound of the Baskervilles.
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    The Starter Wife (2008)

    Based on the novel, The Starter Wife, by Gigi Levangie Grazer.
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    The Strain (2014)

    Based on the trilogy of novels, The Strain, by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.
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    Surviving Jack (2014)

    Based on Justin Halpern's autobiographical book, I Suck at Girls.
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    Wallander (2008)

    Based on a series of mystery novels, featuring the character Kurt Wallander, written by Henning Mankell. The first novel of the series is Faceless Killers.
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    A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories (2012)

    Based on the short story collection, A Young Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov, who also wrote the novel, The Master and Margarita, which is widely considered to be one of the literary masterpieces of the 20th century.

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