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Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

First the movie, then the series. Most of them turned out to be huge flops

In February on Netflix the series debuted and quickly became the phenomenon of the month. “One day” is a series adaptation of the best-selling novel by David Nicholls. Starring, we watch Ambika Mod (“It’s Going to Hurt”) and Leo Woodall (“The White Lotus”).

More than 10 years ago, a film adaptation of the novel with the same title was created. Then they played the main characters Anne Hathaway and Jim Strugess. The film gained huge popularity among viewers. The author of the novel was responsible for the script.

Movie “Fargo” directed by the Coen brothers from 1996 gained the status of a cult classic. The Oscar-winning actress starred in the film, which is a combination of crime and comedy. Frances McDormand. An extraordinary script was also awarded a prestigious award.

In 2014, a series with the same title was created. The main character of the first season is Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson), the father of McDormand’s policewoman Molly Solverson in the film version. He faces the challenge of solving a complex crime mystery that has taken over the local town.

So far, five seasons of the series have been broadcast. We watched popular personalities from the acting industry on the screen, such as: Jason Schwartzman, Jessie Buckley, Ben Whishaw, Martin Freeman, Kirsten Dunst and Ewan McGregor.

Movie “Grease” Randal Kleiser, with iconic roles John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, was released in American cinemas on June 16, 1978. “Grease” earned over $360 million worldwide (plus another $30 in its second theatrical run in 1998), which not only earned it the title of the highest-grossing film of 1978, but also the third best result in cinema history. At that time, only “Jaws” and the first “Star Wars”, i.e. “A New Hope”, earned more.

Last year, a series was broadcast, the action of which begins four years before the events presented in the cult film “Grease”. It’s 1954. Before Rock’n’roll becomes fashionable and the T-Birds are considered the coolest in school, four bored outcasts dare to play on their own terms, causing a moral scandal that changes Rydell High School forever. The prequel series was not as successful as the film and received mixed opinions from viewers and critics.

Bates Motel” presents the story of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) and his mother before the events of the 1960 film “Psycho”. After the death of her husband, Norma Bates buys a motel with her teenage son and moves to White Pine Bay in search of a new life. However, she soon discovers It turns out that the idyllic seaside town hides deadly secrets.

Vera Farminga appeared alongside 21-year-old Freddie Highmore. The series has five seasons. The last installment delighted critics and viewers, and the production achieved considerable success.

Series “High School Musical: The Series” tells the story of a group of students from East High School – a fictional high school attended by the characters from the popular film series “High School Musical”. In the first season, students recreate the school play that we saw in the first part of the film. The production includes new, catchy songs and characteristic characters who experience various adventures.

The film series launched new stars for whom appearing in “High School Musical” opened the door to a career in Hollywood. Just mention Zac Efron or Vanessa Hudgens. The series did not achieve such great success, and the actors’ performances went unnoticed.

“Fatal Attraction” tells the story of successful lawyer Dan Gallagher (played by Michael Douglas) who begins an affair with Alex Forrest (Glenn Close). What is a one-night stand for him is more serious for her. The rejected woman begins to terrorize Dan’s family, including his wife Beth (Anne Archer).

Last year’s series based on “Fatal Attraction” stars Lizzy Caplan as Alex and Joshua Jackson as Dan. The production presents the titular fatal attraction and the timeless themes of marriage and betrayal from a contemporary perspective that sheds new light on strong women, personality disorders and the obsession with control.

The series turned out to be… a flop. Aleksandra Kalita wrote in her review for Interia: “However, the greatest sin of the series is boredom. There is no tension, drama or eroticism in this erotic thriller. I have already exhausted the first episodes. Jumping between the present and the past (in which we also see some scenes from various perspectives) is sometimes done in a haphazard way and you can get lost in it. In addition, there is the thread of adult Ellen (Dan’s daughter), who is devoted more time than Alex. Seeing the direction in which her thread is developing, I once again asked: ” “why?” – she wrote, rating the production 4/10.

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