The movie "Blade" is being turned into a TV series for Spike Television. Entertainment Weekly took this opportunity to rank the best movie to TV translations. Number 5 on the list is "Parenthood", which took the movie "Parenthood", which was directed by Ron Howard and starred Steve Martin, and turned it into a half hour sitcom starring Ed Begley Jr. EW had this to say about the TV version:
"What can you say about a family dramedy based on a mediocre Steve Martin movie? That it had Joss Whedon as one of its writers and was a lot funnier than the film..."
WHAT THE FUCK??? Dude, "Parenthood" is one of my favorite movies of all time! The TV show? Who even remembers that piece of shit? Of course I do, but that's only because I'm a loser who watched too much TV as a child (and as an adult). And the only reason I remember it is because I loved the movie so much that I felt compelled to give the TV version a shot. And then, like the rest of America, stopped watching after episode 2. I also remember that they reran this series recently and I TiVo'd it and it still sucked! Yeah, a lot funnier than the movie. I think we all remember that back in the late '80's/early '90's, it was all about "Cheers", "The Cosby Show", and "Parenthood". What??? It didn't even last a season! Seriously, it only went 12 episodes.
"Parenthood" the movie is a classic. Who would agree with this statement? I don't understand what is going on over there. "Mediocre?" Really? I cannot even explain how pissed I was when I read that. I don't know why these things upset me so much, but they do. So EW, stop sucking Whedon's dick! It's all yucky and full of bad television.