Posted by: ckckred | September 28, 2014

What is Your Favorite TV-To-Movie Adaptation?

The fall TV season is starting up, but few new shows catch my interest (though I’ve heard great things about Amazon’s newest series, Transparent).  So today, I thought to combine this week’s question for both film and TV: what’s your favorite movie adaptation of a television series.


I would have to say three: The X-Files: Fight the FutureSouth Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut and The Blues Brothers, both two of my favorites comedies.  The X-Files movie successfully captures the strengths of the series in the transition to the big screen.  I’m a huge South Park fan, and the film conveys epitomizes the show’s strengths (as well as taking the series raunch and profanity to a whole new level).  And The Blues Brothers is perhaps the only Saturday Night Live movie that doesn’t feel like an extended sketch.  The chemistry between John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd has never been better, plus you can’t go wrong with an excellent soundtrack.

But what about you?


  1. Easy, Star Trek (the original film series, not so much J.J. Abrams’ versions).

  2. I agree with Michael. But the reversal– movie M*A*S*H into the TV series is my favorite.

  3. Ooops. Don’t forget Batman. As a young girl, watching the TV series, I wanted to be Batgirl.

  4. Not many come to mind but those are all solid pics. If it was the other way around I’d have M*A*S*H.

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