Two Thumbs Down: Disappointing TV Shows Based On Beloved Movies

  • Ferris Bueller

    [Photo Credit: NBC]
  • Napoleon Dynamite

    [Photo Credit: Fox]
  • Dirty Dancing

    [Photo Credit: CBS]
  • Fast Times

    [Photo Credit: CBS]
  • Eastwick

    [Photo Credit: ABC]
  • Uncle Buck

    [Photo Credit: Universal Pictures]
  • 10 Things I Hate About You

    [Photo Credit: ABC Family]
  • Working Girl

    [Photo Credit: NBC]
  • My Big Fat Greek Life

    [Photo Credit: IFC Films]
  • Clerks

    [Photo Credit: Buena Vista Pictures/ABC]

Earlier this month, Spike Lee reportedly inked a deal to revamp his breakthrough film, She’s Gotta Have It, by creating a TV show based on the flick. Obviously, this won’t be the first time we’ve seen a series that’s been adapted from a popular movie. However, we have to be real — those shows don’t have the best track record.

Audiences don’t always embrace the kinds of changes that tend to come with TV adaptations. Whether parts of the narrative get shifted or characters get shuffled, fans can quickly tell if the chemistry they loved on the big screen has been compromised.

So which TV shows ran the risk of ruining the films on which they were based? Hop into our gallery and find out!

[Photo Credit: IFC Films/Buena Vista Pictures]