So very, very wrong.

Oh, for the love of...

Variety informs me that the Disney Channel is planning a Harriet the Spy made-for-TV movie. Unfortunately, they've made some changes: the new version has Harriet as "a movie producer's daughter determined to become the class blogger".

That would be bad enough, but I'm even more concerned by the announcement that "So You Think You Can Dance" contestant Blake McGrath will choreograph. Um, choreograph? Since when are there dance sequences in Harriet the Spy? Have they seriously turned this into some kind of High School Musical-influenced monstrosity? Have they no shame?
Posted by: Julianka


10 Nov, 2009 10:59 PM @ version 0

Have they no shame?
Uh... yes, Disney has no shame. That is how it stays on top in the entertainment business.

11 Nov, 2009 12:43 AM @ version 0

But... but... Harriet the Spy! Why don't they ever tart up series I don't care about? Crazy song and dance numbers might actually improve some books, but not that one.

11 Nov, 2009 01:04 AM @ version 0

I'm confused. There has already been a Harriet the Spy movie. It was made a while back and it had Rosie O'Donnel (don't know if I spelled that right)

11 Nov, 2009 03:08 AM @ version 0

That one may have been made by Nickelodeon. Can't remember. But either way, apparently Disney felt they didn't screw it up enough.

17 Nov, 2009 12:02 AM @ version 0

That sounds truly horrendous. Harriet the Spy was one of my favorite books growing up- it was a series, right? Anyway I'm sorry to hear about how they're planning to destroy it- boo!

17 Nov, 2009 07:26 AM @ version 0

Yeah, it was a series--and quite a good one. I don't remember much about the middle book (something about Harriet's friend Beth Ellen, or whatever her name was), but I really liked the third book, Sport, which featured this bizarre sequence with the main character getting kidnapped by his mother and imprisoned in a ritzy hotel. Weird but excellent stuff, you know?

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