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What was the best TV series adaption from a movie?

  • Stargate SG1

    Votes: 3 30.0%
  • M*A*S*H

    Votes: 6 60.0%
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • In The Heat of The Night

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • The Odd Couple

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • La Femme Nikita

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Highlander

    Votes: 1 10.0%
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What was the best TV series adapted from a movie?

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Personally, I enjoy StarGate SG-1, and when M*A*S*H was on, I thought it was tops, despite its political leaning. In The Heat of the Night was pretty good, too. Another favorite is Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

I voted for Stargate. How many of us would love to have a bright, witty, beautiful blonde answering our every order with, "Yes, sir?" Everyone loves Samantha Carter, who is probably the only woman ever created who doesn't suffer PMS every few weeks. If you wanted a buddy, "T'ealc" is the ultimate. He's a big, tough guy, who would watch your 6 in any situation and who speaks only when spoken to. I especially enjoyed the episode in which T'ealc got his own apartment. Colonel Jack O'Neil is always looking for one "big honkin' space gun," and the guy has an instinct for doing what is right. He is sharp, but has a penchant for looking clueless. Daniel Jackson is a character probably patterned after Indianna Jones, and he has died as many times as SouthPark's Kenny. The series has some very funny episodes, as well as some excellent action thrillers. Good effects, too. The series is waaaaaaaaaay better than the movie!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer stars Sarah Michelle Gellar. Watching the show makes you wish you were 18 again, even in a world of vampires and ghouls! It is well-written. One particular episode comes to mind. It had two realities. One was the world we see weekly where Buffy is a Vampire Slayer with a band of friends, fighting evil with super human powers. The other had Buffy withdrawn, in a coma. She was severely depressed and made up her friends and enemies, as well as her super human powers, as a means to cope with it. Her doctor tried to convince her to renounce her imaginary world, fearing she would fall into a coma so deep she could never be brought back. Both her parents begged her to give up her illusions and come home to them. As she lapsed back into what may be a dream world, she chose to stay there (reality or not), so as to save her friends (imaginary or not). It was a sharp, thought provoking episode. What is real? The TV series far surpassed the movie.

The series M*A*S*H surpassed the movie which spawned it, as well. On a weekly basis, viewers got a glimpse of people trying to deal with an insane situation - war. It was a way to handle Vietnam issues, not to mention those of bloody Korea. In my opinion, our national leadership failed in each instance. In Vietnam, for the first time, our national media undermined our country's military effort, turning military victories, such as the Tet Offensive, into defeat. I hated the last episode, which left such a sour taste that I could not vote for M*A*S*H as my favorite in this survey.

For those of us old enough to remember, The Odd Couple was an excellent TV series, starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randle, reprising the movie roles of Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. I enjoyed both.
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