9 TV shows that definitely deserve their own movie
In some slightly bizarre film news, Bob's Burgers has landed itself a movie.
The animation, which has a rather large cult following, has been commissioned for a feature length movie, set to land in 2020. While the show doesn't necessarily seem like the archetypal show fit for a movie, it did get me thinking about what shows would make a cinematic experience. So in light of these thoughts, I have compiled a list of TV shows that deserve their own movie; and no, I haven't included Game of Thrones.
1. The Office
Quite possibly the greatest sitcom of all time, an Office movie would literally be perfection. If the show's producers could pull in Steve Carell, Mindy Kaling, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson and Ed Helms at their comedic best, it would surely be a smash hit. Michael Scott dreamt of getting married, so why not make it happen?
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy and Angel forever! But seriously, how good would this be? While Buffy started off initially as a movie, it wasn't very well received or known on the worldwide level that the show was. Also, be honest here, it would be incredible to see Sarah Michelle Gellar put on a leather pair of pants and kick vampire ass again, wouldn't it?
I don't even like Friends, but I think even I would get excited for this. For a long time, Friends was the biggest show on the planet and a return to our screens would no doubt be one of the biggest moments in film. The producers could literally create any storyline and people would lap it up. How are Ross and Rachel getting on? What about the twins? Maybe they're all neighbours in suburbia? The possibilities are endless.
4. Jessica Jones
A superhero movie with a female protagonist is always going to be a good thing, right? Also, Jessica Jones isn't like other female heroes in the sense she doesn't wander around in a pair of hot pants and a crop top. Instead, she adopts a pair of Doc Martens and a leather jacket, which is much more badass. Jessica Jones the movie would be brilliant, and she would represent a fantastic role model to young women.
5. Peaky Blinders
They have the cast, they have the soundtrack and they have the clothing. Peaky Blinders is made to be a film, and what a film it would be. With heavyweight actors such as Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy already on the billing, they would have no problem drawing attention to the production. Most episodes of Peaky Blinders are pretty much films with the storylines and plot twists keeping viewers on the edge of their seats throughout, so imagine what they could do in a feature length movie.
The producers owe the fans this. The finale of Dexter has to go down as one of the s***test finales I have ever seen. Saying it was trash doesn't do it justice, it was SO BAD. Honestly, Dexter in general was an incredible series (particularly series 3), but that finale nearly ruined the whole thing. If they can come up with an engaging plot line, the producers should bring back everyone's favourite serial killer and give him the send off he deserves: full of blood and guts.
Idris Elba is often discussed as the next James Bond after Daniel Craig, and when you watch Luther, it's easy to see why. The gritty BBC drama is tailor-made to be made into a movie. Often featuring horrific murders and cryptic clues, Luther features Elba brooding his way around London in an unbelievably nice coat and would look just as good on a big screen as it does on your TV at home.
There is one simple reason that this needs to happen: six seasons and a movie. If you never watched community, you will have no idea what I'm going on about, but if you did, I have no doubt you will agree with me. Basically, the phrase "six seasons and a movie" became a recurring joke throughout the programme, and also became a rallying call from fans when the show went on hiatus. No we've had our sixth season, so give us the movie!
9. Gilmore Girls
Although the show did return for a miniseries, it was only enough to whet fans appetites and leave them wanting more. Who was the father of Rory's baby? How did her book launch go? How is Emily getting on in Nantucket? So many questions need answering, so just get on with it and make the bloody film!
I'm sure we can all agree, these programmes would make some incredible films. Who knows, hopefully someone high up somewhere will read this and we will have a load of great movies to look forward to. For now, though, we are just going to have to deal with the likes of Baby Boss and The Emoji Movie.