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TV Shows Inspired/Influenced by Movies (film article)

Posted on September 14, 2009 at 11:05 PM

Recently I've started to notice how many movies of the past have heavily influenced, and possibly even inspired, contemporary television. It's strange, because I'll have been watching the show for years, and then stumble across a decade old film (sometimes classic, sometimes cult), that feels very much like its spiritual prequel. Four films in particular have struck me--Serpico, Annie Hall, Goodfellas, Swingers and Clockers--which contain many of the same overarching themes and characters as The Shield, Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Entourage and The Wire, respectively. Can anyone think of more examples of this?

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