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What show do you NOT want to see remade?

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by clueless, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. clueless

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    What show is so near and dear to your heart that the thought of a remake makes you physically ill. OK, that's a bit much, but you know what I mean.

    For me it would be "The Andy Griffith Show". I just can't imagine anyone else but Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Ron Howard, etc. playing the Mayberry gang.
     
  2. SayWhat?

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    Not so near and dear, but I can't see them re-doing 'Clueless'. I mean Stacey Dash is all grown up now, so ...
     
  3. fluffybear

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    Rockford Files

    I have a list full of others but we will start there for now.
     
  4. phrelin

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    "All in the Family" and "Mash" were too of the times to be remade anything like they were.

    Frankly I can't imagine how one could literally try to remake "Marcus Welby, M.D." or "Father Knows Best." The characters wouldn't fit the times either, and so why bother?
     
  5. Drew2k

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    Gilligan's Island
     
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    +1!!
     
  7. RobertE

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    Leave it to Beaver. :p
    I Love Lucy

    Somehow I don't think that either would translate very well to todays time. Especially with His & Her's seperate twin beds. Unless of course the Cleavers & Ricardo's are divorced/seperated/whatever. :lol:
     
  8. Richard King

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    There's not enough room on the internet to list them. ;)
     
  9. bicker1

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    Anything worth making is worth remaking when a little time has passed so the creators of the new edition aren't overly burdened by comparisons to the previous edition.
     
  10. kokishin

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    The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.

    The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.
     
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    Mission Impossible. The movies are entertaining but nothing like the old series. A new series would likely be similar to the movies.
     
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  13. Drew2k

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    :) You know what? I actually though of Little House on the Prairie when I was thinking of shows I wouldn't want to see remade, but there was a miniseries a few years ago that was extremely faithful to the books and I thought it was very well done. Based on that, I think a return of LHOTP as a series is not something I'd object to.
     
  14. Steve Mehs

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    Anything from the 50s or 60s. Don't need new versions of that garbage polluting the airwaives.
     
  15. SayWhat?

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    THOSE are the better shows. They required talent both behind and in front of the camera. They had to do it right to get it on film. Editing was limited to cutting and splicing film clips. There was no computer manipulation. You either got it right or you reshot it.

    Writing was far superior to the nonsense today. They knew how to tell a story and create suspense without all the graphics and gore and silly computer tricks.
     
  16. Steve Mehs

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    In your opinion that is. Only good shows to come out of that era was The Twilight Zone, Dragnet and Adam 12. The rest is all garbage. Lucy, The Munsters, Bewitched and the rest of that crap. Piss poor acting, lame predictable lines, you can write a novel for a 'goofs guide', nonexistant special effects, no violence, no sex, no nudity, no gore, no profanity, yeah all that sounds like a hoot!
     
  17. SayWhat?

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    Now THAT'S good television. That's what entertainment is all about.
     
  18. bicker1

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    You're absolutely correct, IMHO. Television has been on a steady and consistent rise, especially since 1981.

    It isn't only, though, that technology has made it possible to bring certain artistic images to life in way impossible in the past, but also the state of artistry itself has improved. Entertainment is simply more entertaining now than ever before. While there are a lot of crappy actors/directors/writers out there, the best actors/directors/writers today are creating better work than the best actors/directors/writers of the past.

    A lot of it has to do with today's artists being released from the bonds that chained yesterday's artists to inferiority. Today's entertainment is able to present more realism, more extremism, greater subtlety, etc., whatever is called for by the artistic vision being realized.

    And television especially has especially benefited from the respect it has: Even without regard to technology or any other factors, television dramas, especially, often pay an attention to detail (in sets/locations, costuming, ambient sound, ... even hair and make-up continuity is far superior). This kind of attention to detail was often lost on, or simply beyond the means of, the creators of yesteryear.
     
  19. kevinturcotte

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    Married with Children. Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal ARE Al and Peg!!! Would love a reunion show though!!! I mean one with an actual plot and they're in character.
     
  20. SayWhat?

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    I think everybody's still around. Maybe they could do one for Bud's wedding?
     

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