9 Divisive Movies That Should've Been TV Shows

Sometimes a couple of hours isn't enough time to tell the story right...


We all love movies but not too long ago we would never have dreamed of a time when we'd actually prefer TV.

Thanks to incredible shows like Breaking Bad, The Haunting of Hill House, Game of Thrones, and The Walking Dead, as well as platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, TV has been completely transformed into the go-to medium for adaptions of all our favourite things.

That means that we get to look at movies that have come out over time, or ones that have just released, and wonder how much better they could have been if they were TV shows instead. And that's what we're doing today; looking at 10 movies that would have fared so much better with lengthy TV adaptions.

Of course, by the time you've read all of these entries, chances are that Netflix will have already announced adaptions of the majority of them. So best get to it...


9. The Book Of Eli

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The Book of Eli was a good movie but, ultimately, a pretty darn forgettable one. The film starred Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, and Gary Oldman, set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, in which the titular Eli carries a book that is the last hope for humanity.

As is often the case however, taking a world that is so unique and layered as a post-apocalyptic wasteland, and explaining it in two hours or less can be very difficult. We didn't get to see much of said wasteland in The Book of Eli, minus a few settlements and some run-ins with bandits.

Had The Book of Eli been adapted as a TV series instead, it would have allowed for Gary Oldman's villainous Carnegie to be a bit more nuanced, as well allowing us to see more of Eli's treacherous journey through the wasteland. It's an interesting world and could have been much better explored across various episodes.

Even though there are more post-apocalyptic video games than any one man could count, it's a setting movies don't often explore. As such, it would be fresh ground for a TV series, and who wouldn't want to watch Denzel for half a dozen hours?


Curtis is from Ireland and lives in Canada now.