15 TV Shows That Deserve A Full-Length Film Follow-Up

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From Sex and the City and Friday Night Lights to Even Stevens and Spongebob Squarepants, we’ve had the privilege (or sometimes the opposite) of seeing some of our favorite TV hits get the movie star treatment. Although there’s nothing better than being able to binge a show on Netflix or chat with anticipation about last week’s cliffhangers as you wait for a new episode of your favorite show, just imagine the excitement of getting the full film right there right when you want it and the ability to see it on a big screen. TV-to-film remakes have a lot to offer: You can watch your favorite characters for a timespan of more than 30 to 60 minutes, get to see new locations or bigger plot lines and awesome cameos, just to name a few of the pluses — usually because movies get a bigger budget than the small screen does. There’s no telling what can happen when you’re given some of that wiggle room.

It’s a dangerous game to play, altering television shows for the big screen, or whatever size screen they’re hoping to take up. We want to keep things genuine and flowing, give characters a chance to develop over that longer period of time without forcing it, and, most of all, we want to make sure the script is written-well and true to form so that it seems truly like a continuation of our fave stories instead of a completely new re-imagining of them. These movie makeovers don’t always work out, but we can’t help but hope for them to keep happening anyway. Check out our list of 15 shows we’d love to see make it big and why. Maybe your favorite is on the list.

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