March 23, 2014

A long time ago we used to be friends // 5 tv-shows that I think should be made into movies.

I just saw the long anticipated Veronica Mars movie and it was everything I dreamed of. And of course the movie made me think of other tv-shows that I really wish would be made into movies.

Now I’m not one of those people who get excited whenever there’s a new rumor about Friends reunion (which seems to be like every other month). No, I believe that brilliantly ended shows should not be messed with. I mean, who can say they truly enjoyed those Sex and the City movies?! I personally am still not over the fact that they broke up Samantha and Smith! It was unacceptable, but not the worst part of those disastrous films, but let’s not get into that right now.

But sadly, there are plenty of shows that ended prematurely or without the ending that the show and the viewers truly deserved. These are the five tv-shows that I think should be made into movies. And if they ever were to get their own Kickstarter campaigns I’d be like here’s all my money, take it!

Gilmore Girls (2000 - 2007)

Why there should be a movie:
Although the final episode gave us some closure and Lorelai and Luke finally ended up together it was still not the satisfying ending that I and so many others wanted. I’m still angry that the writers wasted the last season of the show keeping Lorelai and Luke apart, or that they even broke up at all. I need to see them happily together and that one final kiss was definitely not enough.

What would happen in the movie:
Well Lorelai and Luke would be married, obviously. Grown up Rory would be conquering the world. Stars Hollow residents would still be wonderfully weird. Maybe Kirk would be a father to a little Kirk. Imagine it, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk (also known as Lulu), Kirk the Cat and Kirk Jr.!

Of course Emily and Richard would still be Emily and Richard and there would still be Friday night dinners. Maybe Emily and Lorelai would finally forgive each other. Of course, before they would get there we would need to get into a classic Gilmore-style family fight!

And who knows, maybe Rory would be ready to settle down. Although contrary to the popular opinions, I really wouldn't want to see her ending up with any of her previous boyfriends. Let’s face it, none of those relationships were exactly healthy. I want Rory to find someone completely new.

Joan of Arcadia (2003 - 2005)

Why there should be a movie:
This was incredibly clever and heartwarming teenage drama! It was what made me fall in love with the amazing Amber Tamblyn, who is still my favorite person ever! Joan of Arcadia only got two seasons and the last season ended with such an infuriating cliff-hanger that I might never get over it. The last few episodes were such brilliant build-ups toward the third season that never came. I really need to know how Joan and her ‘army’ conquered Ryan Hunter.

What would happen in the movie:
It could be a bit tricky to continue with the story line that was set out at the end of season two since the cast has aged but I’m not sure I would care.

Of course the movie could show that story line in flashbacks and the major plot could deal with slightly older Joan and her gang. That way the people in their thirties wouldn't have to pretend to be teenagers all through the movie and maybe the age thing wouldn't get annoying.

And of course, Joan and Adam would either be back together or would end together during the film. I really don’t even care so much what would happen in the movie, I just want more and I want a closure. And I want more awesome and creative God incarnations!

Freaks and Geeks (1999 - 2000)

Why there should be a movie:
What is it with brilliant teenage dramas getting cancelled before their time?! There are like a million tv-shows targeted to teenagers and most of them are absolutely awful. It feels like if a show is smart, relatable, funny with real, talented cast it has no way to make it. It really doesn’t get more clever or intelligent than Freaks and Geeks and yet this show only saw one season on our tv-screens. I’m not super disappointed with the ending, I think they tied it up as well as they could, but I’m just so sad that tv-show this good has such a short life-span.

What would happen in the movie:
Another show that has the problem of the aging cast, but with Freaks and Geeks I wouldn’t mind a little jump in time. Maybe it would be the 90’s and we would see how the Freaks and the Geeks deal with their early adulthood. Whatever it would be, I know Jude Apatow and Paul Feig would make it brilliant.

My So-Called Life (1994 - 1995)

Why there should be a movie:
Yet another clever and original teenage drama that was cancelled only after its first season. It might just be nostalgia, but I love everything 90’s and My So-Called Life was one of the greatest things that that decade ever produced, and I really want to see more of those angsty 90’s teenagers.

What would happen in the movie:
Could we just pretend that most of the cast is not in their late 30’s and early 40’s and pick up where the show left off?! I want to see Claire Danes with every cool 90’s haircut and fashion trend that there is and Jared Leto is still just as dreamy. He may be 43 but in my mind he will always be Jordan Catalano. And I really need my closure for the Jordan Catalano & Angela Chase love story. And of course, I want some more Ryanne and Rickie!

Friday Night Lights (2006 - 2011)

Why there should be a movie:
This is the only show on the list that actually had a satisfying ending, but I still want more, I mean I would watch a full movie with Coach Taylor just giving his classic Coach Taylor speeches!

What would happen in the movie:
I honestly don’t care, for a s long as we would get all the old Dillon Panthers on the field for one more time. Perhaps it could be some kind of celebratory game.

Tim Riggins would be hangover, yet absolutely brilliant. Jason Street would be in the sidelines, cheering his friends to the obvious victory. Matt Saracen would be a little rustic since he doesn’t have time for football being a great young artist and all. Landry Clarke would be surprisingly good, though. Smash Williams would be the pro-player killing it on the field.

And of course, the wonderful women of FNL would be there too, Tyra Colette being graduated at the top of her class. Lyla Garrity would still kick ass as a cheerleader. Julie Taylor would be Mrs. Saracen and maybe found her place in the world.

Buddy Garrity would of course be sponsoring the whole shebang.

And the Taylors would be just like they always were, the most amazing married couple on television. And the movie would end with Coach Taylor saying the magic words for the very last time;

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.
ps. Hi! I kind of lost interest in blogging for awhile, but I’m starting to get excited about it again. Previously this blog has focused on my life and on my photography, mostly, but this is going to change. I’m planning on doing a lot more writing on this blog; opinions, ideas, tv-show, movie and book reviews. You name it. Stay tuned.


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