TMP Television Edition: TV Series Based on Movies

Hey, guys!
Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today we have a TV topic: shows that are based on movies!

#1 Fargo

Not only the original film was nothing but brilliant, the show also never fails to impress. Every season tells a different story and – so far – all of them are great!

#2 Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I was not aware of this, but apparently, there was a Buffy movie (which is now not considered canon) before the show came out!

#3 Ash vs. Evil Dead

Horror movie fans will now Bruce Campbell from back in the day when he played Ash on Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. Those films were absolutely hilarious, so you can imagine how excited I was that we got a show set several years after the films that continues the story and features the original star!

What’s your favorite TV show based on a movie? Let me know in the comments!

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11 thoughts on “TMP Television Edition: TV Series Based on Movies

  1. I’m one of the few people on the planet who never watched Buffy it seems. I love Fargo and watch that. I never got Starz so I didn’t watch all of Ash vs The Evil Dead, but I did binge quite a few episodes when I had a free preview of it.

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  2. I’m aware of all three of these but haven’t watch any of them.

    With Fargo I can’t imagine anyone topping Frances McDormand’s work so I never bother. I’ve never been a fan of Sarah Michelle Gellar since she was on All My Children so when I saw it was she who was headlining Buffy I stayed away. The Evil Dead movies and series just aren’t my thing.

    Lots of ways to go with this week, I chose three favorites that haven’t been on for a while but I still watch on occasion.

    M*A*S*H* (1972-1983)-During the Korean conflict surgeon Benjamin “Hawkeye” Pierce (Alan Alda) and head nurse Margaret “Hot Lips” Holihan (Loretta Swit) diligently work to save lives and their sanity with grit and humor as colleagues both friend-surgeons “Trapper John” McIntire (Wayne Rogers) & BJ Hunnicutt (Mike Farrell) and foe-Frank Burns (Larry Linville) & Charles Winchester (David Ogden Stiers)- and many others pass through. Based on the 1970 Altman film this serio-comic series ran for 12 exemplary years.

    The Odd Couple (1970-1975)-Separated from their wives neat freak Felix Unger (Tony Randall) and slovenly Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman) share a New York apartment. Though the habits of each drive the other to distraction their deep abiding friendship makes them stick together. Randall & Klugman share the kind of chemistry you just can’t manufacture. Based on the Neil Simon film of the same name that starred Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

    Alice (1976-1985)-Recently widowed Alice Hyatt (Linda Lavin) heads off with her young son Tommy for a fresh start as an aspiring singer. She gets as far as Phoenix where she finds a job at Mel’s, a roadside diner. With a boisterous group of co-workers including blunt and sassy waitress Flo (Polly Holliday) she tries to pursue her dream while dealing with everyday misadventures. Based on Scorsese’s “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”.

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    • I am aware of your first two picks but haven’t seen them. I’m not sure when MASH or The Odd Couple last had a re-run on German TV as I can’t remember ever coming across an episode.


  3. Ash vs Evil Dead is awesome. It captures the spirit of the films and has a cool cast including Lucy Lawless. Plus, it has great music and any show that uses Deep Purple as its soundtrack is a win for me.

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  5. I have seen the first 2 films and I liked the Buffy movie. The tv series was good although I didn’t watch all of it. I did not see the Fargo tv show and I didn’t watch the Evil Dead but now I wish I had. This looks funny and I love Bruce Campbell who was great in Bristol County and appeared in the Xena TV series.

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