The "Fall" of 1990: 80s Movies Murdered by TV
I'm not sure if there was a writers strike in 1990 or if TV producers decided to just take a vacation from creativity for the fall schedule. Five, yes that's 5 (or "cinco" in Spanish,) FIVE television series based directly from feature films made their debuts in the fall of 1990.
Uncle Buck - This was the revelation that started this blog post. Totally forgot that CBS tried to bring the beloved 1989 John Candy role to the small screen. The premise: Tia, Miles, and Maizy lose their parents to a car accident and Uncle Buck is designated as their legal guardian. WHAT??!! Make him move next door or something, but don't kill off the parents! What a way to begin a show! Well turns out, the show itself crashed and burned after just 22 episodes. Nothing against Kevin Meaney, but you just don't replace John Candy and almost $80 million at the box office. You are better off playing the online casinos then taking a gamble like this. The sequel that should've happened...Uncle Buck 2: Buck Moves In.
As much as I hate 1990 just for the fact that it ended the '80s, going through this list just makes me hate it more. Well at least they left some the beloved '80s movies alone, like Back To The Future, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Rambo, and Robocop...wait, they made animated series out of those? Just when you thought cartoons were safe, it sounds like another round of torturing '80s movies.