When it comes to turning games into TV shows, they usually don’t make it not because of a bad translation per se’, but usually because they don’t put enough of what made the game good into the TV show.
For instance, Sam and Max. They put it on Saturday morning and put just a little adult humor in it. It should have had a better time slot and it should’ve been adult all the way through.
I do remember liking the Maniac Mansion TV series though.