10 Good TV Shows That Were Bad Movies
Sometimes Hollywood gets desperate for storylines and will look no further than their small screen counterparts with the hope of cashing in on an already established lineup of beloved characters. This technique, while seemingly quite genius, often backfires and leaves audiences with much more to be desired. This list takes a look at those great television shows that should have remained small screen classics!
10. Miami Vice (2006)
The 2006 remake of the classic 1980s series left many fans torn. Michael Mann is a director who has earned huge credibility with films like Heat, Collateral, and Ali, and has successfully transformed actors into their characters. But the casting of Colin Farrell as Sonny Crockett just felt wrong, and many critics agreed. Some fans of the original series saw the film as a marketing scheme and felt that while Mann did remake the storyline to fit a modern context and did away with the pastels and sockless wardrobe, the film just didn’t live up to the greatness of his other work. This film, while not horrific, lands on our list because of our disappointment in the lowering of the bar for a great filmmaker.
9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
This one makes the list even though the film was released prior to the series. The series had it all, mystery, intrigue, beautiful people, and interesting characters, and all of this was developed from a lackluster movie of the same name featuring Kristy Swanson, Luke Perry, and of course Paul Reubens, because…well, why not? The 1997-2003 series went on to be nominated and win countless television awards including multiple wins in the category of Best Network Television Series. It also inspired the spin-off series Angel which ran from 1999 to 2004, and let’s face it, who didn’t want to see more of David Boreanaz?