shows can originate from a wide variety of sources, with a constant stream of
ideas and inspirations required for the ever-growing base of broadcast networks
and streaming platforms to fill their airwaves.
Consequently, it is relatively common to see a film adaptation or reimagining of a classic
television series, but the reverse is much rarer.
They will surely grow further in
prominence as Disney+ ekes out multiple companion pieces to the Marvel
Cinematic Universe and Star Wars saga, but there is still mostly a clear line
between the worlds of television and film that has not yet been blurred.
rarity could be attributed to several factors – films have traditionally been
seen as a superior medium to television and smaller-budget takes on the source
material could be automatically dismissed as inferior and deemed unworthy of
could also be because historically, such adaptations have largely been
terrible. Like, really terrible. Here are ten that sank like lead balloons on television, best left
forgotten lest they besmirch the legacy of their cinematic predecessors for