What television does well: tells a story over a long period of time, so that you get to know a group of characters on a level that a 90-minute movie doesn't allow for. Long serial narratives also allow for characters to change in ways that wouldn't be believable in a shorter amount of time. Thing is, not all stories require this kind of marathon pacing. There are shows that should've been movies (and vice versa).

With Hollywood experiencing a kind of financial/existential crisis, and television becoming a more creative space to work thanks to premium networks and Netflix, we may see even more projects that would've been better as movies stretched out unnaturally for multiple seasons. To prepare for this, let's look at 10 TV Shows That Would've Been Better Off as Movies.