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January 22 2013

14 TV series that usurped their original film versions. "The simple difference between the film and the funny, insightful seven-season TV show: Whedon actually took the concept seriously. "

Agreed. I couldn't evaluate the majority of the list because scrolling on that sight is almost impossible. But, even though "we've heard it all before," they got _BtVS_ on the nose, if you'll pardon the expression.
Which - to be perfectly honest - is still something I feel torn over.
I still love the movie! If it weren't for the movie I would not have paused on the WB a little after midnight to try and figure out why a tv show's cheerleaders looked so much like my beloved Buffy movie. Yeah I got into Buffy (tv) because of The Witch, idgaf. I was waiting for them to start busting out "How funky is your chicken? How funky is your chicken? How loose is your goose? Our goose is totally loose."
I've never seen the movie. I saw the trailer and couldn't take it seriously, I love vampire lore and was disheartened by how silly the movie looked. And that's what kept me from the show, the negative association with the movie. Had it not been for seeing billboards all over Hollywood of the Buffy musical (musicals are another love of mine) and being curious on how a show about a vampire slayer could do a musical, I probably would have never seen an episode of Buffy and missed out on some really amazing television. I know a lot of people loved the movie, and that's great, it's just not my cup of tea. I am very glad Joss was given the opportunity to make the show he wanted to make. If not for the changes in the movie that Joss didn't like, we may have never gotten the show, so there is that.
I loved the movie so much that when I saw a tv show was coming out, I refused to watch it because I didn't want it to ruin my childhood memories. To be fair, the movie came out when I was 7, and I first started seeing previews for the show at 11. And I didn't know that it was going to be by the same guy and doing it the way it should've been done to begin with. Luckily my mom was watching and in season 2 went 'OK, you MUST watch this'. Life never could have been the same :o)
Finally found the first 2 poa\ pages, and agree with almost all of them. (I often felt _MASH_ should be redone as a minseries, to iron out the inconsistencies of running a 3 year war over a feature and 11 seasons; Seth or Fran could make a good Radar.

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