Apocalypstick's ApocaLIST 10 TV To Film Reboots We Need Almie Rose

Veronica Mars, one of the best shows on television that no one watched, is coming back six years later — as a film reboot! Fans have been clamoring to get the show back, going so far as to send Mars bars to every producer and executives’ office. It’s finally happening, and all through the magic of Kickstarter. I’m so psyched, because the series finale ended on a cliffhanger, and a downer of a cliffhanger. Not quite as a downer of a cliffhanger as Alf, which I can’t even talk about, or I’ll start crying.

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We just weren’t ready for this.

So here are 10 TV to Film reboots we need.

10. Nip/Tuck

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Wow did this show get weird towards the end! What a ride. The carver! The nazi girlfriend! The self-circumcision! The great celebrity cameos! There was something for everyone. And Kimber. Oh my God, Kimber. Was there anything she couldn’t screw up? I need to know what happened to these characters. There were some unresolved things and I’d like to see Sean be on top for once.

9. Coupling

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Okay, seriously, now, Coupling is one of the best sitcoms of all time. It’s a British sitcom. Yes, there was an American reboot but it was diabolical. Watch the original. It’s a smart show. How I Met Your Mother was influenced by Coupling‘s unique story-telling style. They would often do cutaways or an episode from the POV of each character, or an episode with scenes out of order. It needed more seasons and the finale was disappointing. One of the main characters left the season prior, and they tried to bring him back without having to actually have him back by having him being channeled through an old woman (no, it didn’t make sense in the show either) and it was right bollocks. I miss these characters like they were real life friends. Shut up, it’s fine.

8. The United States of Tara

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USoT didn’t get a proper goodbye as they weren’t sure if it was going to be their last season or not. I hate when that happens. There weren’t any major cliffhangers but there were some things that I would have liked to see resolved. Few things are as frustrating when you’re watching a last episode that no one knows for sure is the last episode and you feel like it’s ending but you’re thinking no, no, no, please don’t cut to black, I still need to know what happens to— ahhhh they cut to black.

7. Beverly Hills, 90210

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And I’m talking about the REAL 90210, none of those fake ones. And I want the ENTIRE cast. Shannen Doherty + everyone else. Even Ian Zering. I am still so mad at how poorly Doherty’s departure was handled. And yeah, they tried to fix it by throwing her and Kelly and Dylan on the new 90210 but that wasn’t very satisfactory. The satisfaction was denied there. Let’s get this right. Get Judd Apatow to direct and do some kind of funny but bittersweet film about getting old in LA with the 90210 gang.

6. King of the Hill

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I miss King of the Hill, I tell ya whut. The finale was okay, but these characters deserved something more epic, or at least a plot that they hadn’t already done twice before. And Dale never found out about his wife and her affair. I was hoping that one day he would. I wanted to see how he would handle it. Is that weird of me? The real hitch in doing anything further with these characters is that Brittany Murphy provided the voice of the one of the main characters, and so excellently, that you couldn’t just leave the character out.

5.. Enlightened

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Just heard the news that this wonderful little show was cancelled. We’re definitely going to need a film for this one. It has a cinematic quality to it already. There’s such a beautiful cringe-worthiness that comes with watching Laura Dern’s Amy character. I’m really going to miss it.

4. Pan Am

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Pan Am is high up on this list because it was a great show that was never given a proper chance, and it ended on a cliffhanger. A freaking cliffhanger! I loved the style of this show. The lush set design, the makeup, and of course, the fabulous 1960′s outfits. What happened? Was it that American television couldn’t handle more than one TV show set in the 1960′s at a time? WAS THAT IT?

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  1. Completely agree with “Coupling” being one of these. Definitely one of the most brilliant sitcoms to ever exist. “I intend this breast satirically.” Classic.

  2. Yes to Popular! Most definitely Chuck and The Gilmore Girls too!

  3. You missed, Gilmore Girls and Ringer we need a movie to end Ringer the serie was incredible and got cancelled that series need a formal final. Oh and of course Pushing Daisies and even that after got cqncelled the first time we got 4 more episodes then it got cancelled again we need a movie. If we think of pushing daisies this days it will be like a mash up between Glee and New Girl weird. lol

  4. Seriously though I’ve been rallying for the Popular movie for ages! Show this to people we need it! Oh and a Seinfeld and Freaks and Geeks movie.

  5. Ahem… you seem to have forgotten GILMORE GIRLS! ;-)

  6. OMG! I totally want to watch this Seinfeld episode!
    Ahhh Almie, now you made me miss it even more… Didn’t think it was possible.
    I still don’t understand how Freaks and Geeks was cancelled so soon. Still watch it like once a year. Is that weird?

  7. No more Beverly Hills. OK, I see you might be in need of it in the US, but here – In Denmark, the TV Show has gone on gone on repeat on afternoons since 2005. Its sickening, and the only reason why its repeating is, that every time they want to cancel the show, tons of protests comes in from the teenagers.

    So therefore: Give me a Pan Am movie. I cried at the end of the show and I need more. Quit sad sad Mad Men and give us Happy Pan Am ! :D

  8. How to Make it in America too, yes?

  9. Pushing Daisies! And I have total faith that it will happen one day! I know Bryan Fuller really wants it to!

  10. Give me a LOST movie.

  11. Yes, Pushing Dasies! (as that other girl said).
    That Seinfeld script sounded pretty realistic, but I’m not sure a movie would be good if they did one. There are some things that just can’t be resurected…having said that, I’m super psyched for the new season of Arrested Development, finally.
    And Veronica Mars movie? I’ve been dreaming of that one for years. Hopefully she and Logan can finally get together without anything disasterous getting in the way.

  12. They did make an ALF movie several years ago. It’s hilarious.

  13. Yes, yes, yes to a Coupling movie!! It was a completely brilliant series and I think of it every time I watch Smash and see Jack Davenport in such a completely different role than Steve.

  14. I know 2 movies have already been made but I’d love to see a third X Files movie.
    One other tv show I would love to see in a few years is House. Or maybe Friends. But those 2 had perfect ending and I’m not sure I want to take the risk to see them return and being totally lame.

  15. Pushing Daisies please!!!

  16. how could you NOT have GCB in this list?! its right there with Popular!!!!!

  17. I would watch that Seinfeld movie.

  18. I am so mad with HBO. How can they cancel a program that is so magnificent, as is ‘Enlightened’?

  19. I agree with some of these (really? Someone here knows about the UK version of Coupling besides me?); however, I must add one to this. My Name is Earl. Another show that ended on a cliffhanger, then was never picked up. Rumors have flown about a movie to finish the story, but to the best of my knowledge, they are still just rumors. Sigh…