8 TV Shows That Can’t Compare to Their Source Films

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Uncle Buck Sometimes, a great movie doesn’t guarantee a good TV show. In fact, movies that are transformed into a series can be downright terrible. That’s what happened with these eight movies-turned-shows, which had solid big screen debuts that quickly turned into dismal small screen premieres. This list of terrible TV shows based on popular movies was compiled through their Metascores, which are put together by curating critics’ reviews, in addition to critics’ opinions

1. Uncle Buck

Uncle Buck was well-liked when it premiered in 1989. Its Metascore was 51, and while it received mixed reviews from critics, the overall consensus was that the movie was pretty funny, per Metacritic. The film was about a good-natured, laid-back bachelor, Buck, who is left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to being in charge of anything, Buck slowly begins to charm the younger of the two, but finds he is running into trouble with his rebellious teenage niece, Tia. Slowly but surely, Buck proves he can be responsible in this light-hearted flick. In 1990, CBS tried to turn the movie into a TV success, but it ended up being the exact opposite. It received a Metascore of 22, received terrible reviews from critics everywhere, and to the relief of many, was canceled after one season.

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