Television series have been increasing in value lately, with FX, HBO, Netflix, and more delivering compelling shows. Hollywood is always trying to come out with more of the same and I'm sure they're already thinking of how to remake their biggest franchises. Take Harry Potter for example, which will be undoubtedly be rebooted at some point int he future. However, with the increase in quality television, wouldn't it be better as a TV series, like #GameofThrones minus all the sex?
The #HarryPotter series is full of detail, which for time purposes had to be decreased for the films. A film only allows so much time to bring something together, 2 to 3 hours tops. As fans of the books will tell you, this simply isn't enough time for a world as vast as the world of Harry Potter. However, give the series a TV series and each book would be about 13 one-hour episodes. Think of how much more could be shown in this format and it would really help bring Harry Potter to life in a whole different perspective.
There are still millions of fans of Harry Potter. Just look at how busy The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is at Universal Studios. People are going to see #FantasticBeasts because they still want to experience his world. JK Rowling gave us all such an amazing story to read. If she even hints about something new that is Harry Potter related, people go nuts.
#HBO, #HULU, or #Netflix would be great options for a Harry Potter series. It also would be something different for these channels, because Harry Potter is family friendly. There's mature moments, mainly dealing with death and coming of age, but obviously nothing too scandalous (unless you've read some strange fan fiction). I say they release one book a season, 13 to 15 episodes long, each episode could be about an hour. I would include some familiar faces from the film. Everyone is older now, but people tend to appreciate the nostalgia. Plus, I am sure this would increase the number of subscribers to any of these options. Like I said earlier, Harry Potter is still extremely popular and will continue to be for a very long time.
Honestly, whenever I watch one of the Harry Potter films, specifically #GobletofFire, I am always left wishing they included more from the book and wondering why they switched certain things around. Goblet of Fire is one of my favorites out of the series, my favorite part being how hard Harry studies and works towards completing the difficult tasks before him. Sure, he messes up a bit with the second task, but for the most part, he worked his ass off to stay alive and to surpass the ones with more experience than him. The teamwork between him, Hermione, and Ron was something else. Ron was a real jerk for a bit there, but he still came through with helping Harry. I hate how they changed the final task around and made it so easy for Harry and Cedric to get to the Triwizard Cup. Also, still upset they didn't show us any of the #Quidditch World Cup!
Of course, this is mainly due to the time limit of films. A film requires things to have definite beginning, middle, climax, and end. It must be quick-paced and only the most exciting scenes are to be included. I might disagree with what was considered a necessary scene, but they had to do what they had to do. A #TV series would have some limitations, but it gives much more room to build characters and the world they live in. We would be able to see more of #Hogwarts, the life there, the studying, and the magic.
What Do You Think?
Would you watch a Harry Potter series if it was released and more loyal to the books?