Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Karl Shoottheglass, Oct 25, 2013.
Ironside, Murder She Wrote, Charmed, Breaking Bad.......
Better reboots than rehashes.
I'd welcome a Columbo reboot. Sure they'd butcher it, but at least we'd have a detective show that was about talking to and outsmarting people and not just about finding DNA on something.
As Christopher will no doubt remind us in about ten seconds: there are no original stories.
Although foxhot still has a point. There seem to be way too many reboots these days. They should dial it back a bit!
@Gaith: Too much goat cheese in salad?
Breaking Bad's a reboot
I've not watched TV in years (analog tech TV), but I was getting sick of "reality" shows by then anyway.
All these TV Shows coming back.
But still no Robot Wars/Battlebots.
C'monnnnn, TV execs! Literally EVERYTHING else is coming back and most of the robots are still around.
And let me be clear, Wipeout is not a reboot of MXC, it's a RIPOFF!
They need to reboot Mystery Science Theatre 3000.
I think he's referring to the upcoming spin-off series. Which isn't quite the same, but...
It's being redone for some Spanish speaking country, but i wouldn't consider that a reboot.
And have NBC reboots of Bionic Women and Knight Rider beamed up to the Satellite of Love.
Then don't watch them. Problem solved.
It's clear no one is, but networks are picking up stupid reboots and passing on what could be good tv.
I dunno, a fair amount of the "original" programs look pretty stupid too. Remakes probably look safe to the networks. Name recognition and its a plus if the property is owned by the network or a sister company they keep the dollars "in the family".
Still does CBS really need a Charmed reboot? Murder, She Wrote? Knight Rider and Bionic Woman made some sense, but others just ended and others still don't really have a fan base. What fanbase do you think Murder, She Wrote has? They are all dead.
Since I'm of the opinion that Charmed and Murder She Wrote didn't need to be made in the first place, you're asking the wrong guy.
How did Knight Rider and Bionic Woman make sense?
As to reboots, they are so successful in theaters it was really onlly a matter of time before they were all over the small screen.
I suppose there has been an uptick in TV remakes, but they're hardly unknown in previous seasons. Some of the earliest TV shows were remakes/reboots of Radio shows.
Same here. All my TV viewing is done by DVD now. Mostly classic stuff, or shows that were on when I was a young man (twenty years ago). Occasionally I'll watch something new, but even then, not until it's on DVD.
By which time, the "new" show is already a year old.
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