You fit in with the rest of us. Unlike you I read the books first. Thirty minutes into the movie, I so wanted to turn it off. I kept starring at watch, basically for the nightmare that was this movie to end. I hate to say it but Roswell (maybe not the last season) was way better then this movie. Though making the book into a tv show does perk my interest. However, unlike most I won't be insulting my intelligence by watching that dribble again. Though if New Moon works out maybe they can savage Twilight by doing Midnight Sun.
Why the idea of a TV show perks my interest is that I think you can see the books fully played out the way people would like. You can actually get the development of the characters and relationship because there is time to do that in TV. one book could equal one season, for example as they do with the True Blood series. Also there have been many movies made into TV series that were far better and critically acclaimed, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and M.A.S.H spring to mind. For me its more about getting what was in the book on screen and seeing the relationship, for that I would happily watch/get TV again.
Also in case you (or anyone) was wondering the idea of books to TV show/series is not new. A few examples -
Bones- Based on the Temperance Brennan books by real life forensic anthropologist, Kathy Reichs.
True Blood- Based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries books by Charlaine Harris
Dexter- Based on the novels by Jeff Lindsay.
Legend of The Seeker- based on The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
Gossip Girl— Based on the Cecily von Ziegesar series of the same name.
Boardwalk Empire (2009)- Upcoming HBO project helmed by none other than Martin Scorsese; based on the Nelson Johnson book, “Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City”
The Unit- based on the book Inside Delta Force by Eric Haney.
Women's Murder Club: based on the James Patterson series of the same name.
Roswell- Based on the series, Roswell Hi
just to name a few.