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Theater Thursday

Starsky & Hutch is the top selling DVD this week. With that in mind, this week the topic is TV shows that have been turned into movies.
1) What movie based on a television show is your favorite?
There really are not any truly good ones that come to mind. Batman was pretty good, but I feel strange calling it my favorite. M*A*S*H was really good, but the movie came first on that one.
2) Your least favorite?
The Wild, Wild West was absolutely butchered. It's hard to believe too, considering the quality of actors they had (Kline and Branagh). The old show was really cheesy too, but in a low-budget kind of way, kind of like Batman, so it was easy to forgive.
3) What television show would you like to see turned into a movie?
Most TV series that are well-written would probably be tough to translate to the big screen. I suppose that dramatic shows with storylines that last multiple episodes would be best. Alias and The West Wing would probably both draw interest, but I don't know how good they would be.
Bonus) Should the actors that portray these characters on TV also be used in the movie? Or would you like to see different actors?
They should usually stick with the original actors as long as the movie production is relatively close to the same time as the TV production. Obviously, waiting 20 or 30 years to make a movie out of a series is a different situation.
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