Alice, I Think Forums

CTV (ended 2006)

Which do you prefer... the books or the show?

  • Avatar of Luvsss

    Luvsss

    [1]Jul 7, 2006
    • member since: 09/02/05
    • level: 4
    • rank: Thighmaster
    • posts: 37

    As most people know Alice, I Think started as a book. It's a series with 3 books so far. In my opinion the show doesn't capture the characters and as good as it is I prefer the books. Susan Juby is an excellent write and has created a good series... What's your opinion?

    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of brunabear

    brunabear

    [2]Aug 13, 2006
    • member since: 11/17/05
    • level: 37
    • rank: Cylon
    • posts: 86
    I've read the first book (and have the second and third waiting for me at the library); I liked the book and thought it was pretty funny. I could see some definite episodes in the first book (Aubrey, Working Stiff, the one where Alice drives), but I can also see some differences.

    For instance, I find Alice in the book to be more negative and cynical. She's much happier in the tv series, and I guess I can see the reason for that. Also, in the book (at least the first one) John, her dad, isn't really a three-dimensional character; he's just mentioned in passing and doesn't do much, so there's been a lot more added to the character for the tv show.

    But I like both!
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of justafan65

    justafan65

    [3]Aug 28, 2006
    • member since: 12/30/05
    • level: 3
    • rank: Soup Nazi
    • posts: 27
    I like both too. The show is really funny especially the dad. I hope they do some more.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of sexy_swimmer07

    sexy_swimmer07

    [4]Sep 4, 2006
    • member since: 08/15/06
    • level: 9
    • rank: Door Number 2
    • posts: 125
    I like both. The book doesn't really go into detail about what Alice looks like so you can use you're imagination. The Tv show let's us see what the actors thought the characters are like.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of babybluez23

    babybluez23

    [5]Sep 26, 2006
    • member since: 11/07/05
    • level: 11
    • rank: Red Shirted Lt.
    • posts: 6
    i like the books better. the characters are better in them. like bob in the show he seems so pathetic while in the books he is normal.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.