Five Cable Television Shows That Could Make Good Movies

Sex and the City

I hate, and I mean truly hate to admit it but Sex and the City was right in making a movie.  I mean that movie could have had a plot about anything in the world and it would have made it.  But when you have a good following of people it just makes sense to have a movie.  Plus when there’s some things left kind of blank from the show that have closure it lends itself to a good 2 hour plot.

However, that doesn’t mean that all shows should go out there and make a movie.  Like I don’t think The Sopranos should.  Leave that thing alone.  It was fine as is and we don’t need it tarnished.  Some shows just don’t make sense to have a movie.  Like would you have a Dexter movie?  No.  Makes zero sense.   Some shows are better left having year after year, day after day issues.

But I do think that some shows could actually be good movies.  And since cable shows generally span an hour I think there are some that could easily do well at the box office.

Here are five cable shows that I think could make good movies (some aren’t on TV anymore)

The Wire

The Wire

The Wire is one of the most underrated yet also highly rated shows I’ve ever come across.  It’s so weird how you kind of barely hear about it in the mainstream media yet you always have a friend that says “dude, you gotta see The Wire, it’s awesome.”  And while the show is over,  it’s a perfect show that could transition into a movie because it’s really about a “city” and not just drug trade and cops, etc etc.  The depiction is that of Baltimore and I think an overall movie could do pretty well if done right.

True Blood

True Blood

Vampires.  That is all.  Seriously, frigging vampires.  This genre is so big right now how could this fail?  It’s already one of the most popular television shows out right now and the premise is actually interesting for a movie.  You just need some good plot that can be accomplished in a 2 hour time span.  That can’t be that hard right?  I’m sure someone will screw it up but I think the opportunity is there.

Extras

Extras

Talk about under the radar.  This is yet another show that just doesn’t seem to have that much acclaim.  But just like The Office in England, Gervais manages to spit out another gem.  America needs another “reality” type movie like Borat was.  I think that Extras has all the tools.  Put in a fun little plot with struggling actor, funny interviews, and sex to get to the top and you’ve got yourself some moviegoers.

Deadwood

Deadwood

There was a movie called Dead Wood but it was a horror movie.   In terms of the show?  Yeah they had plans to do a couple of two hour finale type things but they never came to fruition.  But let’s face it.  The western is a great genre and Deadwood had all the tools to be a pretty successful movie.  It’s now 2010 and the show is nearly 5 years removed but I think it could generate some buzz in Hollywood.

Mad Men

Mad Men

Christina Hendricks and her twins on the big screen?  Enough Said.


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