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20 movies we'd love to see as TV shows

Yardbarker Logo By LaToya Ferguson of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 21: For every "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Friday Night Lights" or "Limitless" (may it rest in peace), there’s a "Rush Hour," "Damien" or "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off." (Imagine being a worse "Ferris Bueller" TV show than a "Ferris Bueller" rip-off, "Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.") And for the failed shows, those make for stronger arguments against movie concepts from making the jump to television, even though there’s nothing inherently wrong with keeping intellectual property (IP) and transferring it into a new format. (Look at "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"; while the movie franchise continues to struggle to work post-"T2," its status as a sequel to that movie was critically lauded.) Things just go wrong when IP is literally all that matters.Funnily enough, comic book television becoming a big thing has eliminated a lot of the taboo of movies concepts becoming television, because those comic book (and video game) movies made for a lot of duds in the first place. For example, why remember "Daredevil" the movie when Netflix’s "Daredevil" exists, you know? Same with all those "Punisher" movies, obviously. So it should come as no surprise when you see certain comic book/video game movies in this list. Though, while the problem isn’t necessarily that they became movies, it probably wouldn’t hurt for them to be television shows instead.

Bringing the big screen to television

For every "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Friday Night Lights" or "Limitless" (may it rest in peace), there’s a "Rush Hour," "Damien" or "Ferris Bueller’s Day Off." (Imagine being a worse "Ferris Bueller" TV show than a "Ferris Bueller" rip-off, "Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.") And for the failed shows, those make for stronger arguments against movie concepts from making the jump to television, even though there’s nothing inherently wrong with keeping intellectual property (IP) and transferring it into a new format. (Look at "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"; while the movie franchise continues to struggle to work post-"T2," its status as a sequel to that movie was critically lauded.) Things just go wrong when IP is literally all that matters.

Funnily enough, comic book television becoming a big thing has eliminated a lot of the taboo of movies concepts becoming television, because those comic book (and video game) movies made for a lot of duds in the first place. For example, why remember "Daredevil" the movie when Netflix’s "Daredevil" exists, you know? Same with all those "Punisher" movies, obviously. So it should come as no surprise when you see certain comic book/video game movies in this list. Though, while the problem isn’t necessarily that they became movies, it probably wouldn’t hurt for them to be television shows instead.

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