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TV Shows That Should Be Movies - 15/4/2009 5:17:25 PM   
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What! No Spaced Movie! - 15/4/2009 5:17:25 PM   
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You know we all want one!

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Second that - 15/4/2009 5:56:55 PM   
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Spaced! A movie would be great, but we all know where it's going to end (a baby not named Luke)

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- 15/4/2009 6:09:02 PM   
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A Spaced Movie would rock!
But Empire...you're forgetting one...
DOCTOR WHO!

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- 15/4/2009 6:18:37 PM   
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Dexter has already been made into a film, it's called American Psycho.

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- 15/4/2009 6:42:22 PM   
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How about 'Alias'? Think of the wardrobes for Sidney!!! And this could help bring Garner back to the action genre. It would also be wonderful to see Victor back as Jack... it could happen!!!

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- 15/4/2009 6:50:46 PM   
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My So Called Life is not the only teen comedy to not be completely unrealistic! What about the Inbetweeners?

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Yeah but... - 15/4/2009 7:19:33 PM   
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The same argument that is made for novels being filmed can be made for the tv shows on the list. It's because they are tv shows that allows them to develop their characters and stories and intensifies the emotional resonances that they have with the audience. A Dexter movie (which I would still go and see by the way) would not be able to get across to fresh eyes the many complexities in the story so far. And they would have to crowbar in a hell of a lot of expositionary stuff just to fill in the gaps. I'm sure it would be possible but why would you want it?

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- 15/4/2009 7:25:38 PM   
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I think a film of the USA version of the office would be good!

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What about ....... - 15/4/2009 7:26:36 PM   
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THE TICK !!!!

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- 15/4/2009 7:30:40 PM   
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Torchwood! Seriously, guys.

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SPACED - 15/4/2009 7:38:49 PM   
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Sorry to repeat but the fact that this is missing from the list and is quite clearly way better than any of the aforementioned shows is quite simply sickening.

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I agree with Elmwood2309 - THE TICK!! - 15/4/2009 7:51:46 PM   
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The Tick was a classic show both live action and animated. Get the cast from the live action show back and there it is ... the first proper all out superhero comedy!

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Ahh My so called life... - 15/4/2009 8:41:56 PM   
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the gobshites cancelled that around the same time as this life - some poxy trend of it's so good let's cancel it!" recently the trend has reared it's ugly head with Shark WHY,WHY,WHY - IT WAS A GOOD SHOW!!!!!

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Slight change...... - 15/4/2009 8:45:41 PM   
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Is it just me or would it not be more interesting to have films made into TV shows instead?
I mean a great film could be improved by adding more back story and depth to each character in fact it could make some pretty terrible movies work much better. I mean look at Battlestar Galactica.Terrible movie, o.k show.

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How Old Is This? - 15/4/2009 9:48:19 PM   
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Alleged Hold Out Michael Cera?
Howard has said the film is a go, and Cera has been said to be involved now.

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Angel - 15/4/2009 10:30:44 PM   
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Cancelled just when it was actually picking up again and (in my opinion) at the end of the best season. A film would probably have to be a crossover with BTVS but still, would love to see it.

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- 15/4/2009 10:51:11 PM   
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dr_finklestein battlestar galactica wasn't a terrible movie turned into a ok show. It was a god awful series which had its episodes shoved together into terrible movies before being adapted 20 years later into an amazing show

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carnivale - 15/4/2009 11:14:44 PM   
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would love to see a carnivale movie made.the end of the second series was just way too open to not see it finished.since the series is highly unlikely to be recommissioned a movie could work to ie up loose ends(it would have to have one almighty final battle between good and evil!)

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Freaks and Geeks - 15/4/2009 11:21:22 PM   
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My So Called Life is the best teen show ever, eh? What about the superior Apatow written cult favourite Freaks and Geeks, it's an awesome show that could make quite a nice film.

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BURN NOTICE - 16/4/2009 12:09:05 AM   
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BURN NOTICE

The show is AWESOME-
The premise is that a secret agent has been 'burned' (cut off from his agency) and is now stuck in Miami.
On the path to finding out who 'burned' him, he busts arms dealers, drug dealers, people traffickers, and generally tears miami apart in EVERY episode.
And it has Bruce Campell in it.

< Message edited by IncrediballisticDude -- 19/4/2009 2:02:03 AM >

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- 16/4/2009 3:15:24 AM   
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No fucking Spaced movie! It would suck big bollocks. Why ruin something which is perfect?!

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- 16/4/2009 8:03:28 AM   
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This is complete piffle. "Some things only work in long form" - then you say you want a cinematic version of Deadwood, the most complicated and epic TV show that HBO has produced and you want to squeeze this down to a 2 hour or 3 hour treatment just to tidy up the end. How about another series?

Usual lack of knowledge and research from Empire. Sometimes I get the feeling that you just bang out these articles just to make it look like you are all doing something.

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- 16/4/2009 8:08:55 AM   
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This is complete piffle. "Some things only work in long form" - then you say you want a cinematic version of Deadwood, the most complicated and epic TV show that HBO has produced and you want to squeeze this down to a 2 hour or 3 hour treatment just to tidy up the end. How about another series?

Usual lack of knowledge and research from Empire. Sometimes I get the feeling that you just bang out these articles just to make it look like you are all doing something.

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- 16/4/2009 8:16:28 AM   
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This is complete piffle. "Some things only work in long form" - then you say you want a cinematic version of Deadwood, the most complicated and epic TV show that HBO has produced and you want to squeeze this down to a 2 hour or 3 hour treatment just to tidy up the end. How about another series?

Usual lack of knowledge and research from Empire. Sometimes I get the feeling that you just bang out these articles just to make it look like you are all doing something.

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- 16/4/2009 8:53:42 AM   
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I don't think Angel would do well, I always thought Buffy was a bit too coincidental but then a spin off.... rubbish! But My Name Is Earl would be a good one.

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RE: - 16/4/2009 9:52:39 AM   
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How about a Lost movie so it'll only take me 2 hours to know what the fuck is going on!

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- 16/4/2009 10:06:03 AM   
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Some of these are less remakes of the series (like State of Play) and more final "episodes" to tie up loose ends (like Serenity), aren't they? Which would be how Deadwood would work, and is actually probably a pretty good argument for a BSG film. I agree that it wouldn't work for the West Wing, though. And I'm not too sold on the idea of a Spaced movie either.

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Deadwood & Carnivale - 16/4/2009 10:13:02 AM   
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Deadwood & Carnivale. One you mentioned, and one another poster here mentioned, both fantastic HBO shows cut down before their time. I would say that both, more so than The West Wing (which is great, but, especially in it's first few years, episodic) are 'long-form' shows. Movies of either would probably feel rushed, bogged down in unecessary exposition to bring newcomers up-to-speed and because of the accelerated pace, a little off-balance. However despite all of these negative points, *some* closure is better than none. Speaking of which, though never-gonna-happen, how about another Twin Peaks film that actually ties things up??? As much as I love Fire Walk With Me (so underrated), I think anyone who's seen the show still yearns for a little more...

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Veronica Mars and Alias - 16/4/2009 10:20:18 AM   
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Alias would make a great movie...and Veronica needs a proper ending! As for an Angel movie, why not a Buffy and Angel combo?! Drop Dollhouse Whedon, and get on this!

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