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Old 04-22-2014, 07:11 PM   #46
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Default Ranking TV shows based on movies

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From “Friday Night Lights” to “Buffy” to “Casablanca.”
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My favorites are Buffy, Alien Nation and Stargate.
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TV shows based on movies that I think are cool....... (which doesn't necessarily mean I like or have seen the movies in question- some TV series I think are better than the movies they're based on- some not, of course.)

Ferris Bueller (particularly love this show- saw it before I ever saw the movie)
Fast Times
Uncle Buck
Baby Talk
Back to the Future (cartoon) (a particular favorite for me)
Beethoven (cartoon)
Free Willy (cartoon)
The Mask (cartoon)
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (cartoon)
Dumb and Dumber (cartoon)
Napoleon Dynamite (cartoon)
All Dogs Go to Heaven: The Series (cartoon)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (cartoon)
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (live action)
Delta House
Parenthood (1990 series; 2010 series is based on it too)
Blue Thunder
Weird Science
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (definitely one of my favorites)
Godzilla Island (cartoon)
Godzilla ('70s cartoon)
Godzilla: The Series ('90s cartoon)
Friday Night Lights
Star Wars: Droids (cartoon)
Star Wars: Ewoks (cartoon)
Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003 cartoon)
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 cartoon)
Star Wars: Rebels (2014 cartoon)
Spaceballs (cartoon)
Highlander
Highlander: The Raven
Highlander: The Animated Series (cartoon)
The Real Ghostbusters (cartoon)
Robocop: The Series
Robocop: Prime Directives (miniseries)
Robocop (cartoon)
Robocop: Alpha Commando (cartoon)
Fantastic Voyage (cartoon)
Father of the Bride
9 to 5
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The New Adventures of Winnie The Pooh (cartoon)
My Big Fat Greek Life
The Mummy: The Animated Series (cartoon)
Stargate SG-1
Stargate: Atlantis
Stargate: Universe
Stargate Infinity (cartoon)
The Net
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Spider-Man (2003 MTV cartoon- based on 2000s Spider-Man movies)
Shaft
Soul Food
Serpico
Rambo: The Force of Freedom (cartoon)
Planet of the Apes
Return to the Planet of the Apes (cartoon)
Problem Child (cartoon)
Private Benjamin
Police Academy: The Series
Police Academy (cartoon) (LOVE this show!)
Please Don't Eat the Daisies
The Little Mermaid (cartoon)
Aladdin (cartoon)
Timon & Pumbaa (cartoon)
Jungle Cubs (cartoon)
101 Dalmatians (cartoon)
Hercules (cartoon)
The Paper Chase
Herbie, The Love Bug
Honey, I Shrunk The Kids: The TV Show (this was a good adaptation of the movies- I like it pretty well)
Harry and the Hendersons
Harper Valley PTA
Gung Ho
The Gary Coleman Show (cartoon)
The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
Fievel's American Tails (cartoon) (LOVE the Don Bluth movies.)
La Femme Nikita
Nikita
Going My Way
In The Heat of the Night
Itsy Bitsy Spider (cartoon) (LOVE this series!)
The Land Before Time (cartoon) (LOVE these movies and cartoon series.)
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (cartoon)
Beastmaster
Beetlejuice (cartoon)
Breaking Away (The TV series starred Shaun Cassidy, who of course also starred as Joe Hardy on "The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries"- and being a big fan of that series and the books they're based on- and because I like cycling anyway- the series is interesting to me. I've seen some of it- nice show.)
Blade: The Series (technically based on a comic book, but the show is directly based on the Blade movies' interpretation of the character.)
James Bond, Jr. (cartoon)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (cartoon) (which is obviously originally from the Jules Verne novel, but this cartoon is based more on the 1959 movie version rather than the book.)
The Karate Kid (cartoon) (LOVE the movies and series.)
The King Kong Show (cartoon)
Cars Toons (cartoon)
The Courtship of Eddie's Father (LOVE this series)
Toy Story Toons (cartoon)
Clueless
Curious George (cartoon)
The Bad News Bears
Back at the Barnyard (cartoon) (LOVE the movie it's based on and the series is fun too.)
Baby Boom
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (one of my favorites)
Are We There Yet?
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (again- technically based on Marvel comics, but using characters directly from recent Marvel movies and tied in with that universe)
Alien Nation
Alice
Alienators: Evolution Continues (aka Evolution: The Series) (cartoon)
Anger Management
Anna and The King
Operation Petticoat
Daktari
Doctor Dolittle (cartoon)
Laurel & Hardy (cartoon)
Abbott & Costello (cartoon)
The Three Robonic Stooges (cartoon)
Dirty Dancing
The Emperor's New School (cartoon)
Extreme Ghostbusters (cartoon)
F/X The Series
Fame (loved watching this when I was younger)
Mighty Ducks (cartoon)
The Magnificent Seven
M*A*S*H
AfterM*A*S*H
Logan's Run
Little Shop (cartoon)
Men in Black: The Series (cartoon)
Monsters vs. Aliens (cartoon)
Lilo & Stitch: The Series (cartoon)
Stitch! (cartoon)
A League of Their Own
Nothing in Common
The Odd Couple
The Outsiders
Street Fighter (cartoon) (originally based on the video games of course, but this cartoon is specifically based on the 1994 live action movie)
Stuart Little: The Animated Series (cartoon)
Sugarfoot
Teen Wolf (1986 cartoon)
Teen Wolf (2011 live action)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Timecop
Topper
Toxic Crusaders (cartoon)
Trapper John, M.D.
Tremors
Tron: Uprising (cartoon)
Twelve O'Clock High
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
The Untouchables
Turbo FAST (cartoon)
War of the Worlds
What's Happening!!
What's Happening Now!!
The Wackiest Ship in the Army
Wagon Train


BY FAR- one of the best in my opinion- one of my all time favorites which I think in some ways is even better than the movie (though I love the movie too)- Starman.

(And if I liked horror movies, I would list "Friday The 13th.: The Series" and "Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series"- but I'm not really a fan of the movies or TV series. I am familiar enough with the characters though since they are iconic characters from the '80s. The "Jumanji" cartoon series would kind of go in this category too- not that it's really horror- but though I don't really care for it, I thought it was worth mentioning.)
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(And if I liked horror movies, I would list "Friday The 13th.: The Series...
The Friday the 13th tv series has nothing to do with the film franchise.
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Still a spinoff in name at least.
However, if you're interested in seeing a Friday The 13th. series that is more connected with the films- check this out!
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...-or-a-warning/

From “Clueless” to “Ferris Bueller.”

Good Movies That Became Bad TV Shows

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As far as television adaptations of movies go, Delta House, the small-screen version of National Lampoon’s Animal House, had a lot going for it. It was executive-produced by Ivan Reitman and Matty Simmons, who also produced Animal House, its writers included a prolific young National Lampoon wisenheimer named John Hughes, as well as The Player screenwriter/author Michael Tolkin, and the cast was full of Animal House alumni, including Stephen Furst as hapless pledge Flounder, Bruce McGill as D-Day, James Widdoes as Hoover, and most impressively, the great character actor John Vernon as the villainous Dean Wormer.

What Delta House did not have, however, was John Belushi, whose contributions to the film cannot be overstated. Animal House may have been an ensemble film, but Belushi was its heart and soul, its center and core. As if to acknowledge that no one could fill Belushi’s “college” sweatshirt (not even James Belushi), the television show cast Josh Mostel not as John “Bluto” Blutarsky, the role Belushi played in the film, but rather as his lookalike, act-alike brother Jim “Blotto” Blutarsky. In that respect, the overmatched Mostel was a poor substitute for two comedy legends, Belushi and his own father Zero, star of The Producers.

The returning cast members and producers should make Delta House seem more authentic. Instead, it instills a weird sort of cognitive dissonance as familiar faces from the film itself interact with ersatz pretenders occupying the roles of Otter (Tim Matheson in the film, Peter Fox in the show), Pinto (Tom Hulce in the film, Richard Seer in the show), and others.

The John Hughes-written second episode of Delta House (currently the only one currently available on YouTube) begins with a retro theme song from Meat Loaf collaborator Jim Steinman, one of pop culture’s finest purveyors of vaguely Camelot-era schlock, and National Lampoon veteran Tony Hendra, before introducing the episode’s premise. The Deltas are playing a casual game of football when they discover that despite his blimp-like physique and apathy toward anything but consuming mass quantities of food, Blotto is an instinctive football-playing prodigy who punts the ball an impossibly long distance without even trying, though he also kicks it so hard it causes the ball to deflate and land in front of a clearly impressed Michelle Pfeiffer, credited only as “The Bombshell.” We all know that there are no rules preventing donkeys from playing football, but what do the rule books say about kicking balls so hard they bust? We may never know.

Dean Wormer conveniently happens to be staring out his window as the football soars past, and hatches a scheme to force Blotto to play on the varsity team by threatening to send him to military school for his various misdeeds. Vernon is, not surprisingly, the best thing about the show. He takes exquisite, infectious pleasure in language, pouring oily menace and sinister superiority into wonderfully wordy dialogue in which he simultaneously decries and extols Blotto (everyone’s second favorite Blutarsky!) as “That anthropoid down there, that distant cousin of man (who) will save this team from their usual disgrace.”

Blotto is swayed by the dean’s blackmail, but he performs all too well, literally running roughshod over the other team (he’s not only the world’s greatest kicker, he’s also an offensive and defensive dynamo) and sending nearly the entire opposing team to the hospital with injuries of various severity. A conscience-stricken Blotto refuses to play any further, so the fraternity (which is really into winning football games all of a sudden) invokes a surrogate-brother clause and convinces Flounder to pretend to be Blotto and take his place on the field. This leads to a surplus of wacky, football-themed slapstick involving the zany pranksters of Delta House sabotaging the other team, through methods that include convincing Pfeiffer’s “The Bombshell” to distract the other team by taking off her clothes.

In the end, the “surrogate brother” plot ends up feeling like a metaphor for Delta House itself, a cynical and pandering attempt to pass off a shabby imitation as the real thing. Oh sure, Delta House and Animal House may look alike, and have much of the same cast and crew, but there’s a world of difference, quality-wise, between the two, and I write that as someone who finds Animal House kind of racist, sexist, and thoroughly overrated, albeit filled with inspired moments.
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I can't stand to see Animal House now. It hasn't aged well.
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Of the ones I can remember watching and thought were good:

Weird Science
War Of The Worlds (syndicated, Sci-Fi channel)
The Real Ghostbusters

...and the bad ones which were a lot:
Uncle Buck
Baby Talk
Harry & The Henderson
Police Academy (cartoon and live action series)
Teen Wolf (cartoon)
RoboCop (live action series)
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The current About a Boy is based on the Nick Hornsby novel and movie with Hugh Grant. I haven't been able to find enough interest to check out Season 2.
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A short-lived 11-episode Blue Thunder on ABC came from the 1983 Blue Thunder film from Columbia/Rastar.
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Yeah I remember Uncle Buck the TVs series, I've seen and like Uncle Buck the movie. I wanted to like the sitcom but the actor (Kevin Meaney if I remember) who played Uncle Buck on the TV show (played by John Candy in the movie) just wasn't that good. Although he did have a bit of a resemblance to John Candy.

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Parenthood, Fargo and The Odd Couple are among the films to get multiple TV remakes.
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How about;

Operation Petticoat

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Of the ones I can remember watching and thought were good:

Weird Science
War Of The Worlds (syndicated, Sci-Fi channel)
The Real Ghostbusters

...and the bad ones which were a lot:
Uncle Buck
Baby Talk
Harry & The Henderson
Police Academy (cartoon and live action series)
Teen Wolf (cartoon)
RoboCop (live action series)
The RoboCop series wasn't bad. I agree with you on Police Academy. The cartoon was garbage.
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