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15 Classics That Need the Sherlock Treatment

By Matt Heckler Feb 11, 2014

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Albert Camus’ The Plague

Because the world needs more feel-good stories on TV, why not an adaptation of Albert Camus’ classic The Plague? He may be slightly better known for The Stranger, but if you want to get some real traction out of a TV show, there’s something pretty compelling about adapting this rather dark story to the small screen. If it were set in modern times, they’d have a few more options when it comes to trying to combat the disease, but the basic premise could happen anywhere, at any time. Plagues are not as fun as they sound.

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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