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The Best Based on Books TV Shows on Plex

Finding a good Based on Books 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 Based on Books TV shows of all time streaming on Plex.

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1. 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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2. Murdoch Mysteries

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

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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3. Rebus

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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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4. Little Dorrit

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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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5. Young Dracula

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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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6. Invasion

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

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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7. Sea Wolf

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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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8. Stuart Little: The Animated Series

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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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9. Mama Flora's Family

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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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