Maybe “The Lone Ranger” (opens July 3) will prove an exception to the rule,
but it seems like most attempts by Hollywood to transfer a hit TV series to the big screen end in failure. “The Beverly Hillbillies,”(1993), “McHale’s Navy,”(1997), “The Avengers” (1998) – and don’t get me started on the spin-offs from “Saturday Night Live.” But some of them must succeed, otherwise they wouldn’t keep making them, right? Which do you think are the best? And while you’re at it, maybe you can think of some series that have been overlooked by Hollywood and would make a great movie (I’m still waiting for an adaptation of “The Prisoner”). Put your choices in the comment section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll list the top five on July 7.
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Mark Feeney is an arts writer for The Boston Globe.
Janice Page is movies editor for The Boston Globe.
Tom Russo is a regular correspondent for the Movies section and writes a weekly column on DVD releases.
Katie McLeod is Boston.com's features editor.
Rachel Raczka is a producer for Lifestyle and Arts & Entertainment at Boston.com.
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