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Greek Wedding TV

Greek Wedding TV

Date: Mar 04 2003


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My Big Fat Greek Wedding was a great film. Apparently it was so good that it’s being made into a TV show. “My Big Fat Greek Life?stars the full cast of the hit movie (except for John Corbett). Nia Vardalos returns as Fotoula Portokalos, a Greek woman who begins dating a non-Greek man, greatly upsetting her zany and hilarious family.
John watched the first episode of the TV show. Listen to him tell Anna what he thinks!


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John:  Did you know they made a TV pilot about the movie the Big Fat Greek Wedding?

Anna:  No, I didn’t even know they were making one. Is it… copy the movie?

John:  Yeah, they made a sitcom about the, that popular movie. Did you ever see it?

Anna:  I saw the movie and I quite enjoyed it, but what is the story of the sitcom?

John:  It’s basically the same thing, but it’s terrible.

Anna:  Oh really, you don’t like it all. Why?

John:  No, it’s only going to be around for a few episodes.

Anna:  Do you know of any other movies that were successfully made into TV shows?

John:  No, and this isn’t one of them. I mean, the good thing about that movie is all the characters were so real, and now that it’s a sitcom there’s all this slapstick humor and it just doesn’t go over very well.



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John obviously disliked “My Big Fat Greek Life.? He doesn’t think it has much of a future. That’s too bad, because the movie was really good. It was one of the most popular and most loved films of 2002.
Not many movies have made the leap from a popular movie to a successful TV show. There are a few notable exceptions, such as M*_ASH_ and _Buffy the Vampire Slayer*_, but for the most part it’s a difficult transition. i hope “My Big Fat Greek Life?gets better and ends up being a great show that’s on TV for a long time.
See you at the movies!



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I like all tv shows that is based on Greek's life. Greek is one of my favorite tv shows. I have watched all new greek episodes that is so tremendous. 

05:45 AM Feb 22 2011 |

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Fotoula Portokalos is in love with Ian, which is kseno, as her father use to say. Very relaxing story about a girl and her  big, hilarious and loving family.

09:09 AM Jan 19 2008 |

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