Movies have touched TV shows: Good or Bad idea?
There is a long history of movies that dive the silencer screen into television sets in the form of TV shows. Some were met with great success and long life, but the majority of them were virtual train wrecks.
On the surface, it seems like a logically brilliant idea: a movie that enjoys audiences and expands to a more digestible, bite-sized version that lets them watch the comfort of their homes every week. But the success of a movie in the television room seems to be a tough and delicate science that nobody wants to know the formulas.
A television series adaptation of the Blade trilogy and the recent news of a live action Star Wars television series that came to life near the end of this decade, asks us if it will not succeed. Of course, success in this sense can be interpreted in different ways. Is it only dependent on the quality of the performance? Most likely, since there was a crossover between television and television critically argued, only a few months were given to run. Is it just dependent on the popularity of the show? Not as much as one would imagine. So, what success is dependent on this genre?
Let’s look at some TV shows that were originally movies that ran for long periods of time, and some that burned out quickly to see if there was a visible pattern.
– M * A * S * H *: Many people forget that M * A * S * H * was originally a movie (1970) that was met with approval in theaters. It started on TV screens in 1972 and ran until 1983.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The movie was released in 1992 and met with many mixed results. In one way or another, the performance for seven solid years (1997-2003) ran as a television series with a large fan base.
– Stargate SG-1: Stargate was a movie released in 1994. It was met with mixed reactions, but the performance fared far better, from 1997 to now.
– Highlander: The film version hit theaters in 1986. The audience response was decent, but the TV series launched in 1992 has a faithful effect. It lasted until 1998.
– La Femme Nikita: Nikita was a film directed by Luc Besson released in 1990 and received good responses from audiences. The television series had a strong impact and ran on TV from 1997 to 2001.
– My Big Fat Greek Life: Although film studios underestimated My Big Fat Greek Weddings, underestimated the chances of success on the big screen. conquer as a television series. This big fat disaster ran for seven episodes in 2003.
– Clueless: In 1995 Clueless performed well in movies as a comedy romance. But when the movie became a TV show in 1996, it was nothing more than a grim, painful and lame television experience. The performance has somehow managed to stay on the air until 1999.
– Ferris Bueller: Ferris Buellers Day Off was a big hit in 1986, but the TV series lasted just one miserable season in 1990. Ferris has had many days since.
– The planet of the monkeys: The Charlton Heston-infested film had good performances in 1968, but for some reason the TV version lasted only one season in 1974.
– Uncle Buck: Was the movie really fun in 1989? It was just a standard comedy that tried to teach young people how to appreciate your family. So was the TV series really necessary in 1990? One season tells us no.
There are many other movie-to-tv shows that lasted just a few months, if so. Dangerous attitudes, fast times and parenting are just three of many, many failures in this genre.
The chance is against the soon-to-be Blade television series and George Lucas live-action Star Wars television show. Although Blade does not really matter, it will be interesting to see if the vampires and monsters who performed the film trilogy can do on the same television screens.
Star Wars has a crazy big and loyal fan base, of which those who did not have a movie-to-TV series had the luxury and it could be the outlook for potential longevity and success. But it will in no way guarantee the triumph of the adaptation. Not high caliber stories or acting.
It appears that television groups and studios are infinitely more volatile than their movie peers, so much luck to both the creators of Blade and Star Wars Lucas. Both will be complete grace of factors that are virtually unknown.