9 Movies Inexplicably Turned Into TV Shows

Monday, April 23 by
 

Sorry for being out of breathe. It’s just that I got this news I didn’t see coming. It really knocked the wind out of me. I hate to be the one to tell you, but there’s talk of FX adapting Fargo for a television series. I know. That’s hard cheese.

It’s only because I love Fargo that I’m opposed to this. It’s poisoning the well. The last thing television needs is another crime procedural. Even if that procedural centers around an extremely pregnant investigator. The saving grace is that this is in FX’s hands and they’ve got a great track record. But honestly, just focus on making the Powers television series awesome enough to air and don’t go down this road.

Do you really want to be in the company of these shows?

The Firm

It took ten years to develop a small screen version of John Grisham‘s The Firm and about ten minutes for it to flop. The series debuted this past winter to the weakiest premiere numbers NBC has ever suffered. And this is the network that aired .quarterlife we’re talking about here. Oof.

Ferris Bueller

It was a foolhardy venture to try and adapt a character as beloved as Ferris Bueller for the small screen. Audiences weren’t into seeing the character played by not-Matthew Broderick and the show was crushed by the competition — Major Dad. It is notable however for giving America a short glimpse of Jennifer Aniston. However, her work here wasn’t popular enough to influence America’s choice of haircut.

Blade: The Series

I didn’t want to believe it at first either, but Spike TV‘s Blade: The Series was actually really good. Like surprisingly good. It’s a shame that it didn’t make it to a second season. As always, lead actor Sticky Fingaz is a man ahead of his time.

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