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7 TV Shows That Shouldn't Be Made Into Movies

by Chris O'Connell, posted Nov 17th 2009 11:00AM
Veronica MarsEver since 'Gilmore Girls' creator Amy Sherman-Palladino recently disclosed to Entertainment Weekly that she isn't ruling out a movie adaptation of the coming-of-age mother-daughter dramedy, we've been thinking of the other television shows rumored to become movies in the not-so-distant future.

Mostly, we've been thinking about how much we will hate them.

Behold, the seven worst (maybe) upcoming TV to film adaptations and why they are bad ideas.Gilmore GirlsEver since 'Gilmore Girls' creator Amy Sherman-Palladino recently disclosed to Entertainment Weekly that she isn't ruling out a movie adaptation of the coming-of-age mother-daughter dramedy, we've been thinking of the other television shows rumored to become movies in the not-so-distant future.

Mostly, we've been thinking about how much we will hate them.

Behold, the seven worst (maybe) upcoming TV to film adaptations and why they are bad ideas.

'Smallville'
A 'Smallville' movie is a bad idea for so many reasons, so let's just pick one: They just rebooted the Superman franchise! As if the legacy of the greatest super hero ever could be tarnished any further, the creators of 'Smallville' hope to add another actor to the long list of actors who have portrayed the Man of Steel on the silver screen. It's overkill. Let's leave young Clark Kent on television and hope this rumor is put to rest.

Friends'Friends'
The little show that inspired 'Joey' is in the process of getting a full-length movie together, according to James Michael-Tyler, the actor who played Central Perk owner Gunther. Besides the diva requests that each actor will have, the (even more) attention Jennifer Aniston will get and having to watch David Schwimmer sulk through two more hours of an inane plot line, there is one strong reason that this movie should never be made: the theme song (we never want to hear it again!).

'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'

If you're looking for a good reason for a film adaptation of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', you won't find it here. That's because there has already been a film version of Buffy, and it was awesome! Luke Perry and Kristy Swanson as teens on the run from vampires? You won't beat it in 2009 (or 2010, or 2011), especially because it seems like show creator Joss Whedon won't be attached to the potential new project.

Dallas'Dallas'
'Dallas' was an immensely popular show that will be remembered for two plot points: the 'Who Shot J.R.?' cliffhanger, and the completely trite "it was all a dream" season 9. Since the original storylines have been spoiled, and the rumored cast includes Luke Wilson, John Travolta and, yes, Jennifer Lopez, this is a bad idea from the start.

'Jonny Quest'
The reason that shows like 'Jonny Quest' were so great at one time were because we were young enough to enjoy them. Now, the intended audience is either too old to get into a bastardization of a cartoon show, or too young to understand the cultural significance of a character like Race Bannon. That's right, I said it.

'The A-Team'

The only minor redeemable quality about a potential big-screen adaptation of the 1980s vigilante show is the rumors of Ice Cube being involved, most likely to play B.A. Baracus, a role that shot Mr. T into our households and hearts. For references to why this adaptation is a bad idea, see the remakes of 'Starsky and Hutch' and 'The Dukes of Hazzard.' Actually, don't.

Veronica Mars'Veronica Mars'
'Veronica Mars' was a unique and interesting noir-ish detective drama, which is exactly why some production company wants to ruin its legacy by adapting it for a medium in which it was never intended for! While fans of the show believe the series was canceled too soon, it seems that execs at Warner Bros. were less than enthused at a 'Veronica' film when producer Joel Silver pitched the idea. We're on Warner's side.

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