TV Reboots

Angela Gonzalez, Staff Writer

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If you’ve been paying attention to social media or news articles, you probably know that some of your favorite television dramas and cartoons are being rebooted. These television shows molded many of us while growing up. We shared our favorite jokes from certain episodes or even used catch phrases characters said in the shows.

Writers develop an idea and urge to bring it to life. They have passion and motivation that they pour into this new idea. When a television show is rebooted, it has double the pressure to be great. It has to be improved and keep its audience interested. If a show is just trying to replicate something and is not innovative, it probably won’t last long. For example the plot of Fuller House is that of Full House, created by Jeff Franklin, which makes the show extremely predictable. Sometimes things in the past should be just that, the past!

Some new upcoming reboots to look forward to are, Clueless, directed by Marquita Robinson, Rugrats, created by Paramount, and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, produced by Netflix! Movies like Clueless should be left alone in my opinion. Instead of focusing their attention on old ideas, writers should take the time to produce new ones. I’m looking forward to the arrival of the Rugrats movie because I think it’s a cartoon that actually has potential to be brought back for a new audience this time. I’m sure the new wave of children watching will enjoy it just as much as the 90’s kids did!

Shows like Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and Full House are what I grew up watching. When I saw Netflix had come out with a new series titled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina I didn’t think twice about clicking the watch button. I was excited to see how they would interpret the show. It is indeed something new and refreshing because Netflix builds upon Sabrina’s story without taking away from Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. The show takes a very dark turn, completely opposite to its comedic counterpart and that’s precisely the tool that catches viewers’ attention and intrigues them.

Overall, I think producers and directors should let movies and television shows have their glory and honor instead of trying to make them something they’re not. On the other hand, I do think it is important for children nowadays to get a blast from the past, and see life from a different perspective and era.


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