No, Harry Potter Shouldn’t Be a TV Show

Some people will just never recover from the end of Harry Potter, even though the last movie was kind of a mess. For example, an editorial in today’s Post says it’s “odd” that J.K. Rowling hasn’t put Harry and the gang on TV, and that “TV is the logical next step.” “How can it then be true that there will be no more Harry Potter books or movies — or anything?” ponders the writer. Sigh.

Because there shouldn’t be any more books or movies, that’s why. And there certainly shouldn’t be a TV series, which would once and for all suck the final drops of charm out of the franchise.

And this idea, especially, has “don’t do” written all over it: “But what about a TV series set five years into the future, when Harry and Ginny’s offspring will be entering Hogwarts? First born, James Sirius, enters Hogwarts in 2016. Second son, Albus Severus, will be 11 and Hogwarts-ready in 2017, while little Lily Luna, born in 2008, will be ready in 2019. Rowling would even avoid having to make up future inventions — which are the bane of all TV shows set in the future. At Hogwarts, they have no need of halographic iPads — they use only good old-fashioned magic!”

Already we have Pottermore, endless amounts of e-books and fanfic, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and you expect us to watch a TV show about Harry’s kids on top of that? It’s just too much. There will be no room for any non-Harry Potter related media consumption anymore. I mean, I would watch this proposed show, but I would do so grudgingly. If you’re missing Harry Potter and need a way to express it, try the Hairpin way and make your own wand.

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