10 Movies Turned Into Shows


2. Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights, the movie, remains as one of the best novel-to-movie adaptations known to this date, even a whole decade after its release in 2004.

It was smart, witty, cliché-free, and wonderfully shot.

The TV spin-off, however, mostly strayed from the novel’s storyline, although it did capture the same atmosphere and the quiet suffering of a young athlete.

After a few episodes, the show got popular and it managed to become something that truly differed from everything else on television during the five years it ran. Alas, it never overtook its big-screen parent (although it got really close), and eventually got canceled in 2011.