Monday, July 21, 2008

TV Shows as Movies - Dreams Come True and Disasters

Last summer the Simpson's Movie came out with great success, and this year we see TV shows hit the big screen like Sex and the City and X:Files (in a 2nd film installment). And of course there's been talk of 24: The Movie for awhile.

It got me thinking, about what other TV shows you might want to see made into a movie.

But beyond favorite choices I started thinking of the most random shows. Suddenly my brain went from the TV show Friends, to Seinfeld, to Frasier, to Cheers, to Mad About You, to the Sopranos, to Sliders, to Alias, to Hanging with Mr. Cooper, to Full House, to Charles in Charge, and then to Who's The Boss.

If writers get unoriginal, and producers can gather the cast back together...what TV shows do you think would make good TV adaptations to the big screen?

What films would you love to shell out the bucks to see in a big screen format?

What would just be plain horrible?


crackers and cheese said...

Supposively an Arrested Development movie is in the works. I'm not sure how successfully that show will translate onto the big screen, but the series ended way too soon, so I'm excited to see more.

However, as much as I love sitcoms like Friends, Frasier, Will & Grace, and Cheers, the idea of a movie version of any of those just makes me cringe.

But Alias? 24? Maybe. I think dramas translate better onto the big screen, and those are shows that are already filmed more like movies than television shows.

Bewitched was horrible, for sure!

Anonymous said...

I'll give you a hint-

It's starts with "F"...

and ends with "elicity"

kat said...

I am intrigued by the Arrested Development movie, as well. Agree that it ended too abruptly and would love to see the Bluth family together again, but that movie could either go way, way, right or go way wrong and be inaccessible to large swaths of the public.

I loved the TV series "Sex and the City" but thought the movie was mainly bad. (Can't believe it made so much money though.)

A friend of mine, as a gag, wrote some very persistent letters to ABC suggesting over and over again that they green light a prequel to the hit show "Full House." He suggested that it be called "Danny and Pam" and revolve around the happy, married life of Danny and his wife who, as far as we knew in the real show, was dead by the time the story picked up. So in that vein, yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing a "Full House" story hit the big screen. Who could play young Bob Saget?

But I am seriously tired of them treading on all these crappy old shows and reviving them for the latest round of theatricals. Dukes of Hazzard? Bewitched? What next, Petticoat Junction?

Out Of Jersey said...

I wouldn't mind seeing a Charles In Charge the Musical.

Actually, while walking to dinner on sunday in Philadelphia one of the local theaters was putting on "Happy Days The Musical."

Fox said...

First of all, how can you post a Charles in Charge picture without Nicole Eggert!?!?!? :)

I can't say I would be excited for many TV shows into movies, but I would be first in line for Arrested Development movie for the exact reason that Crackers and Cheese gave.

elgringo said...

The Sopranos would make a great movie. Arrested Development needs quit at the top. Everyone loves it, everyone will always love it, as long ass they don't give us a reason not to love it anymore (a.k.a. a movie). Same goes with Freak and Geeks. had a great post about a Happy Days movie for the Bizzaro Blog-a-Thon.

Amy said...

I didn't even think of Felicity, but man I loved that show.

I would kill to see Buffy the Vampire Slayer make it back to the big screen. :)

I'd also love to see Veronica solving some crimes again.

general125 said...

@ Anthony -- Still with the Felicity love? I bet you liked that pie movie too ;)

Not a big fan of TV movies. They are usually too long episodes, the Simpsons is a perfect example.

I'm with cheese and crackers. It needs to be a show with a storyline that spans multiple episodes and seasons.

What about a grand Lost movie?

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, Adam, I like your suggestion of a Lost movie. I also like Crackers & Cheese's suggestion for Alias.

James (SeattleDad) said...

I want to see the 6 million $ Man! I was always linked to Steve Austin growing up because of my name.

Sam Brooks said...

I want to see an Alias movie. But have it be a prequel. Or interquel. I just want to see Lena Olin and Victor Garber together again.

Michael Parsons said...


kat said...

After seeing the X-Files movie and sitting through all the credits, I'm now thinking there should be some sort of X-Files/Lost cross over movie.

Anonymous said...

A-Team baby!!