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Good and Bad TV remakes.


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#21 OFFLINE   fluffybear

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

That version had different characters than the original making it a spinoff rather than a remake.


You're right! I was thinking of the movie version which came about the same time...

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:10 PM

Ya. I too think it was the best of all the STs, but I pulled my post after thinking about a "remake" in the pure sense, where the original characters are portrayed by new actors.


Right. I think the new Dallas is in the same vein, it's a continuation, not a remake.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:17 PM

Right. I think the new Dallas is in the same vein, it's a continuation, not a remake.

Same difference, IMO.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:09 PM

The Bionic Woman was kind of a remake but the plot was nothing like the original
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

The Bionic Woman was kind of a remake but the plot was nothing like the original


I actually like the remake. I thought it had potential, but of course, it got nixed.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 02:35 AM

One of the absolute worst remakes was The Avengers movie--no not the recent one, the one with Fiennes and Thurman. :( The series with Macnee as Steed was terrific, but this was unwatchable.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:22 AM

I have found almost all the remakes of 80's cartoons are absolutely terrible.

They don't even count as cartoons. Animated maybe, but not cartoons.

I've seen some re-treatments of the classics with characters like the Pink Panther talking.

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I was refering to the 2003-2004 series staring Ed O'Neill.

Never heard of it.

You're right! I was thinking of the movie version which came about the same time...

The movie sucked. Akroyd should have been run out of Hollywood for that mess.


I don't generally do remakes so Five-0 and BSG were non-starters and have never been on my set.

As far as other re-treaments, "Lois and Clark" outpaced the earlier Superman versions ... until it got soapy that is.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:06 AM

Side note, TV remakes recently turned movie: 21 Jump Street and Dark Shadows. What a travesty those were and an insult to the original TV shows (which I thouroughly enjoyed).

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:19 AM

IMHO,

Star Trek. The "re-boot" movie remake of the original TV series is unwatchable. Among the worst remakes ever.

Dragnet. The Ed O'Neil remake was awful. The late 60s series was hardly a remake. It was more like the show just took a few years off and returned.

V. Original series was thoughtful, but lost its way. Remake never was as interesting.

Worst remake ever was a movie. The deeply thoughtful and complex Manchurian Candidate, remade as a simplistic and preachy action movie with a totally different plot.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:27 AM

Worst remake ever was a movie. The deeply thoughtful and complex Manchurian Candidate, remade as a simplistic and preachy action movie with a totally different plot.

This made me think about a so-so movie remake and couple of good ones, IMHO:

Not so good:

Sean Penn's All The King's Men vs. Broderick Crawford's original.

Pretty good:

Body Heat (based on Double Indemnity)

A Perfect Murder (based on Dial M for Murder)
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:38 AM

"Star Trek. The "re-boot" movie remake of the original TV series is unwatchable. Among the worst remakes ever."
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See, I totally disagree on that one. It got me actually rejuvinated and looking forward to future Star Trek movies. The Friday the 13th reboot has done the same for me. Also enjoyed Rob Zombie's Halloweens. On the other hand, what they did to Nightmare on Elm Street was unforgivable. Freddy wasn't a child molester in the original.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:53 AM

Charlie's Angels.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

Now, Hinter, I thought he was, that's why the town attacked him. Or was he just a murderer?

SayWhat, you're denying yourself entertainment not watching those two remakes. 5-0 is excellent and BSG was frakking awesome (pun intended).
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:01 AM

There's a small screen to big screen thread somewhere.

I thought this one was old small to new small.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:12 AM

Charlie's Angels.


To clarify, I am talking about the original TV show vs. the 13 episode 2011 ABC series that got cancelled after a few shows aired.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:18 AM

This made me think about a so-so movie remake and couple of good ones, IMHO:

Not so good:

Sean Penn's All The King's Men vs. Broderick Crawford's original.

Pretty good:

Body Heat (based on Double Indemnity)

A Perfect Murder (based on Dial M for Murder)


I may be tarred and feathered for this one, but I greatly prefer the Oceans 11 remake.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:20 AM

"Star Trek. The "re-boot" movie remake of the original TV series is unwatchable. Among the worst remakes ever."
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See, I totally disagree on that one. It got me actually rejuvinated and looking forward to future Star Trek movies. The Friday the 13th reboot has done the same for me. Also enjoyed Rob Zombie's Halloweens. On the other hand, what they did to Nightmare on Elm Street was unforgivable. Freddy wasn't a child molester in the original.


Overall, I did like Star Trek, but he really needs to lay off the lens flares. I saw the first 9 minutes of the new one, doesn't look like he did for this one.

Still prefer TNG and DS9.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

Still prefer TNG and DS9.


So did I. They made the original look more like "The Thunderbirds".

But I consider them more like sequels or continuations than remakes.
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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:03 AM

Now, Hinter, I thought he was, that's why the town attacked him. Or was he just a murderer?

SayWhat, you're denying yourself entertainment not watching those two remakes. 5-0 is excellent and BSG was frakking awesome (pun intended).


He was just a child murderer, not a child molestor. I also found the the comedic side of Freddy from the original nightmares a bit lacking/missing.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:06 AM

Speaking of small to small, i've also found the new 90210 'okay', but still seems to be missing something from the original. Perhaps it's my age also, but the original 90210 seemed a bit more ground breaking edge to it, as it relates to teen/high school targeted shows. Prior to it, you had things like Saved by the Bell (which I loved) and dealt with 'real' teen issue at times, but more in the candy store way then a reality based way if that makes any sense.




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