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The Best Adaptation TV Shows on Plex

Finding a good Adaptation TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Adaptation TV shows of all time streaming on Plex.

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1. Little Dorrit

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8.2/10
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63/100
Year: 2008-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Amy Dorrit spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father who is a long term inmate of Marshalsea debtors' prison in London. Amy and her family's world is transformed when her employer's son, Arthur Clennam, returns from overseas to solve his family's mysterious legacy and discovers that their lives are interlinked.

Where to Watch: 14 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV & Plex). 8 episodes (57%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 14 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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2. The Odyssey

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57/100
Year: 1997-2021Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The Odyssey is a 1997 American fantasy–adventure television miniseries and Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated. Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, the miniseries aired in two-parts beginning on May 18, 1997 on NBC. The series later won the award for "Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special". The series is based on the ancient Greek epic poem, The Odyssey, which is usually attributed to Homer. It was filmed in Malta and Turkey, as well as many other places around the Mediterranean, where the story takes place, plus parts of England. The international all-star cast includes Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Irene Pappas, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters, Christopher Lee, and Vanessa L. Williams.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo).

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3. Heartland

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78/100
Year: 2007-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 14
Drama, Family

What it's about: Life is hard on the Flemings' ranch in the Alberta foothills where abused or neglected horses find refuge with a kind, hard-working family. Debts abound and the bank is about to foreclose. Can they keep the ranch running?

Where to Watch: 216 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 4 others). 215 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Philo & 4 others). 193 episodes (85%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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4. Murdoch Mysteries

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70/100
Year: 2008-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 17
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.

Where to Watch: 64 episodes (29%) are available to watch free online (Plex). 216 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Hoopla & AcornTV). 214 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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5. The Smurfs

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7.2/10
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63/100
Year: 1981-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 12
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Classic Saturday-morning cartoon series featuring magical blue elf-like creatures called Smurfs. The Smurfs, named for their personalities, inhabit a village of mushroom houses in an enchanted forest. These loveable creatures are led by Papa Smurf and live carefree... except for one major threat to their existance: Gargamel, an evil but inept wizard who lives in a stone-built house in the forest; and his feline companion, the equally nasty Azrael.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (Plex). 175 episodes (37%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & fuboTV). 186 episodes (40%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Rebus

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56/100
Year: 2000-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Rebus is the title of the detective drama TV series based on the Inspector Rebus novels by the Scottish author Ian Rankin set in and around Edinburgh. The series was produced by STV Productions for the ITV network. Four seasons have been aired; series 1 starred John Hannah and was made for STV by his own production company, Clerkenwell Films. A new cast featuring Ken Stott as DI John Rebus was introduced for the second and subsequent series.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (71%) are available to watch free online (Plex). 14 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox & AcornTV).

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7. Flash Gordon

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Year: 2007-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Flash Gordon is an American science fiction television series that debuted on Sci Fi in the United States on August 10, 2007 and continued airing new episodes through February 8, 2008. It has also appeared on the United Kingdom Sci Fi Channel and SPACE in Canada. The series was developed by Peter Hume, who served as executive producer/show runner and wrote the first and last episodes, among others.

Where to Watch: 25 episodes (93%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex, Vudu & 1 other). 24 episodes (89%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 1 other). 25 episodes (93%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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8. Sheena

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Year: 2000-2021Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 2
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Sheena is an American action-adventure/fantasy television series Sheena's parents were archaeologists who died in the jungle when she was about six years old, leaving their daughter Shirley Hamilton. She was taken in by Kali, a local Shamaness of a tribe who brought her up, and five years ago she was taught how to morph into animals and birds, acquiring their abilities, even flight. Further, she became a mythical creature called "The Darachna" who relies on people' fear of the unknown. For this she covers herself in a dark liquid mud which allows her to be largely unseen in the low light of the jungle, and with more than normal strength, agility and speed, and armed with a pair of gloves with bone claws, she is a formidable one woman fighting force. She does kill sometimes.

Where to Watch: 35 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & Crackle).

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9. Night Man

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Year: 1997-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Night Man is an American action/adventure/sci-fi series that aired in syndication from September 15, 1997 to May 17, 1999. The series is loosely based on a comic book published by Malibu Comics and was created by Steve Englehart and developed for television by Glen A. Larson. It stars Matt McColm as the title character, a superhero whose real name was Johnny Domino, a saxophonist. Englehart would write three episodes of the series. Night Man is also one of the few series to cross over with characters from Larson's previous series: in the episode "Manimal", Johnny allies with Professor Jonathan Chase, the star of the short-lived 1980s' series Manimal.

Where to Watch: 44 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other). 44 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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10. Young Dracula

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52/100
Year: 2006-2021Seasons: 5
Children, Comedy

What it's about: Young Dracula is a British teenage horror drama television series airing on CBBC, loosely based on Young Dracula AND Young Monsters, a children's book by Michael Lawrence. Directed by Joss Agnew, the first series was broadcast in 2006, and the second series, which started in late 2007, concluded in early 2008. A third series was commissioned three years later and began airing on 31 October 2011, and a fourth began airing on 29 October 2012. The first two series follow the Dracula family, a family of vampires: Vladimir, his father Count Dracula, and older sister Ingrid. Having lived in Transylvania, they move to Stokely, a small town in Wales after various incidents involving angry peasant mobs. It was filmed in various locations around Wales, including Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, Caerphilly Castle, Tretower Court and parts of Llantrisant. The third series, commissioned three years after the second, sees Vlad and the Count flee both vampires and slayers, while the Count is determined that Vlad should fulfil his destiny to become "the Chosen One". This series was filmed in Liverpool during 2011, in various locations including the disused Margaret Bevan School, Croxteth Hall and Stanley Docks. The fourth series follows on from season three's predicament and was helmed by a new director.

Where to Watch: 66 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others). 65 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV). 66 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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11. Unsealed: Conspiracy Files

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Year: 2012-2021Seasons: 1
Reality

What it's about: We've all heard them ... the Mafia killed JFK, the government had a hand in 9/11 and the existence of aliens is the world's best-kept secret. Conspiracy theories are as old as mankind itself, and for just as long people have been taking sides. The advent of the internet provides a unique opportunity to level the playing field and give all men equal access to the facts. In April 2011, the FBI finally relented and established an online repository of files, documents and reports called "The Vault". Unsealed: Conspiracy Files is a ground breaking new show that shines a light on many of these archived case files.

Where to Watch: 22 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex).

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12. Invasion

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Year: 1997-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Thriller, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Small rocks fall from the sky which, when touched, trigger a latent virus that has always existed in humans and begins mutating them into an alien species. Taking advantage of its hive mentality, the aliens are absolutely dedicated to transforming every human on Earth and do so with alarming swiftness. Only a small group of humans remain who have the medical knowledge to devise antibodies to reverse the effects of the virus.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo).

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13. Sea Wolf

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41/100
Year: 2009-2021Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A young man is taken aboard a seal-hunting vessel helmed by the cruel captain Wolf Larsen.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others). 2 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla).

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14. Stuart Little: The Animated Series

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34/100
Year: 2003-2021Seasons: 1
Comedy, Animation

What it's about: Stuart Little: The Animated Series is an American animated television series, loosely based on the E. B. White children's book Stuart Little and more based on the live action movie adaptations. It was produced by Red Wagon Productions and Sony Pictures Television for the HBO Family digital cable television channel, and aired for just one 13-episode season in 2003.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (92%) are available to watch free online (Plex). 12 episodes (92%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo).

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15. Mama Flora's Family

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40/100
Year: 1988-2021Rated: TV-GSeasons: 1
Animation, Drama

What it's about: A black matriarch in the early 20th century is determined to free her children from the bonds of prejudice.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle). 2 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo). 2 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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