The saying “too much of a good thing” is usually employed by despairing parents as they attempt to lure another chocolate bar away from their child’s mouth, in the hope that the thought of jeopardizing their liking of the said chocolate will act as enough of a deterrent that they will discard of the sweet treat without remonstration. For those above the age of 12, the phrase is probably more applicable to our favorite TV shows. You know, the ones that have just gone on too long, yet through a weird sense of loyalty one continues to watch them, akin to a loveless marriage… you’ve grown to really hate each other, and should probably file for divorce, but oddly can’t imagine your life without them. These are the TV shows that even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse would somehow still be managing to air episodes, like the Walking Deadalbeit its remit would have changed from a serial drama to a reality show.
However, what about the shows that we loved and never wanted to end? Fortunately, some great movies have been made following the conclusion of our favorite series, such as Breaking Bad‘s El Camino or the inbetweeners movie sequels, though there are plenty of serving others. With both a Peaky Blinders and Last Kingdom movie gaining rapid momentum, what other shows could do with a movie spin-off?
5 Game of Thrones
While the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon is set to air on HBO on 21st August, the original series had ended on a sour note. There was a large volume of reservations over the final season’s culmination, with several questions left unanswered, and many GOT viewers were disappointed by the “anticlimactic” season eight.
A follow-up film would be important to fans, and could document the aftermath of the battle of the Iron Throne, as well as how the decision to crown Bran Stark as King of the Six Kingdoms and how the lives of Jon, Arya, Sansa , and Tyrion have since transpired.
4 peep show
The nine-season-long British sitcom, peep show, remains one of the best, most original, and funniest comedy shows ever created. Following the lives of flatmates Mark Corrigan (David Mitchell) and Jez Usbourne (Robert Webb), the pair navigate the middle-class difficulties of early adulthood through to the existentialism of a midlife crisis. As the two friends embark on an arduous struggle at becoming more conventional members of a society that simply isn’t built for their peculiarities, the final episode of the brilliant POV sitcom reminds them they are just back to where they started. A film sequel would not only guarantee laughs but be a great way to revisit the pair and discover what came of the two.
3 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Despite the vastly successful Brooklyn Nine-Nine having only come to an end less than a year ago, fans of the detective-based sitcom will certainly be yearning for future installations of the show, no matter what form they take. Terry Crews had hinted as recently as December 2021 that there was a distinct possibility the cast could reunite for a movie sequel, though nothing of note has been reported by its creators, Dan Goor and Michael Schur.
Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock franchise had confirmed that his take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic had a third movie in the offing, but that was about 10-years-ago. Over a decade has passed since Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law sported the Edwardian tweed, frock coat, and multicolored waistcoat and the final piece of the trilogy remains to be seen.
However, when one door closes, another opens, and a window of opportunity is very much ajar for the BBC’s critically acclaimed Sherlock, and Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman to take over from Downey Jr. and Law. Sherlock has become a flagship program on the BBC in the UK, and PBS in the states, and has developed such a substantial following, that it’s bound to do incredible numbers at the cinema.
Only two seasons long, and perhaps one of the most chilling crime drama seasons available on Netflix, mindhunter offers a forensically driven approach to catching prolific criminals. FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Bill Tench) are at the forefront of investigations, revolutionizing ways to psychologically unlock the minds of suspects.
Produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron, the show has a certain pedigree behind the camera too. The show’s fate was everything but confirmed, with all the vital signs pointing towards a Netflix discontinuation, with Fincher revealing publicly a third season looked increasingly unlikely. With that news, the prospect of a follow-up movie would most definitely excite both mindhunter and crime drama fans alike.