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#1 seayork2002

Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:30 AM

or best to keep the past in the past?

What made me think to ask is I hear Saved by the Bell is having a modern version - I am not sure on the idea and even when I love shows I think sometimes bringing it into the future kind of spoils the original

I may like it not sure yet but I am generally a keep it where it was type thing

What do others think? (fluffy so please go off topic if need be :smile:)

#2 PoolsideMasterchef

Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:35 AM

spin offs can be good,  reunions or remakes often miss the mark as the humor has dated by then.  Depends on the show, obviously. Theres a few remakes I like better than the original.

#3 seayork2002

Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:38 AM

View PostPoolsideMasterchef, on 13 January 2020 - 10:35 AM, said:

spin offs can be good,  reunions or remakes often miss the mark as the humor has dated by then.  Depends on the show, obviously. Theres a few remakes I like better than the original.

Actually I think I like Frasier better than Cheers

#4 PoolsideMasterchef

Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:41 AM

View Postseayork2002, on 13 January 2020 - 10:38 AM, said:

Actually I think I like Frasier better than Cheers

I used to like Frasier I didn't actually realise it was a spin off of cheers - never seen cheers!  

Theres a lot of old shows I would like to watch so that I get the pop culture references but I don't have time.

#5 Lime-Polka-Dot

Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:48 AM

I found Fuller house better than I expected.

#6 Chchgirl

Posted 13 January 2020 - 10:57 AM

Sometimes.  I loved Fuller house even better than the original,  but hated the 90210 one.

#7 Chchgirl

Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:05 AM

View Postseayork2002, on 13 January 2020 - 10:38 AM, said:



Actually I think I like Frasier better than Cheers

Oh me too, Niles was the best!

#8 Moukmouk

Posted 13 January 2020 - 11:32 AM

I just saw the pilot episode of the new Party of Five. It was awesome. The parents don’t die in a car crash, they are deported by ICE agents.

#9 Hollycoddle

Posted 13 January 2020 - 12:03 PM

View PostChchgirl, on 13 January 2020 - 10:57 AM, said:

Sometimes.  I loved Fuller house even better than the original,  but hated the 90210 one.

The 90210 one was a special kind of stupid.  I was interstate at a friend's place that night (coincidentally my best friend from high school who I rarely see and this show came out when we were 16) when it came on.  A bizarre hybrid of the here and now, flashbacks and what might have been :omg:

Edited by Hollycoddle, 13 January 2020 - 12:03 PM.


#10 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 13 January 2020 - 12:06 PM

I loved the new 90210. It was crazy and bizarre.
Was disappointed with the Gilmore girl special. As in wtf was the musical. And the maid? And Rory was still a spoiled little brat.

#11 seayork2002

Posted 13 January 2020 - 12:18 PM

View PostBethlehem Babe, on 13 January 2020 - 12:06 PM, said:

I loved the new 90210. It was crazy and bizarre.
Was disappointed with the Gilmore girl special. As in wtf was the musical. And the maid? And Rory was still a spoiled little brat.

Thank you! I think you nailed it on why I stopped watching it, I loved the first series or 2 but there was some reason I stopped and could not put my finger on it.

There is something about the way teenagers are portrayed on US shows that annoys me and I am thinking the label 'spoiled brat' is it

I liked the original Party of 5 and some of Saved by the Bell and I was obsessed with Blossom and Punky Brewster, but Boy Meets World annoyed me.

They seem to be over dressed and over acting in them and like 'cookie cutter' kids

#12 PoolsideMasterchef

Posted 13 January 2020 - 02:38 PM

View PostBethlehem Babe, on 13 January 2020 - 12:06 PM, said:

I loved the new 90210. It was crazy and bizarre.
Was disappointed with the Gilmore girl special. As in wtf was the musical. And the maid? And Rory was still a spoiled little brat.

I thought perhaps the GG spin off was  trying to make a point about children imitate their parents obviously with the ending but just in general.

#13 aluminium

Posted 13 January 2020 - 02:44 PM

Mad About You have done a special new season. I havent seen it yet but I'm keen. I adore Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, and it was my fave show the first time around.

#14 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 13 January 2020 - 03:48 PM

View PostPoolsideMasterchef, on 13 January 2020 - 02:38 PM, said:



I thought perhaps the GG spin off was  trying to make a point about children imitate their parents obviously with the ending but just in general.

Apparently the creator had the last line planned for ages.
And yes, you can certainly draw parallels between chris/Logan and Luke/Jess and the roles they play in Lorelei/Rory’s lives.

However Rory showed no development- lack of prep for interviews, cheating, no consideration for anything other than her. She considered herself special and precious and worthy. Lorelai worked as a maid, worked hard. While she could be silly and irresponsible, she overall had worked hard for her job and money.

#15 kimasa

Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:39 PM

Rory still being a spoiled brat and her life being a mess was my second favourite thing about the GG remake. She was a spoiled brat all through the series so I like that it didn't get her anywhere.

My first favourite thing was Emily.

The musical I skipped through.

#16 steppy

Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:51 AM

I've never liked Gilmore Girls. Just couldn't watch it. The mother was AWFUL.

#17 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 14 January 2020 - 10:59 AM

Love the GG reboot - I have watched it probably 10 times but I love GG.

I like the 90210 reboot too. It was amusing.

I will give party of five a go. I liked the original.

I don’t mind spinoffs or reunions - I likes seeing the characters I loved again.

I think I am a lot more forgiving of tv shows than the majority of EB though :lol:

#18 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:07 AM

View Poststeppy, on 14 January 2020 - 10:51 AM, said:

I've never liked Gilmore Girls. Just couldn't watch it. The mother was AWFUL.

Which one? Emily or lorelei?

#19 sahmie

Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:13 AM

Spin offs/reunions are very rarely good, but I watch some of them because the original was so loved I just needed that little bit more. Joey the tv series after Friends is a prime example. So so terrible, but it was all I could get.

Frasier is very very loved here, and probably one of the only spins offs that can stand on their own.

I never watched GG. Such an annoying show.

They are really grasping at straws now though - new series of will and Grace, Roseanne, 90210, full house, and I think I’ve seen yet another one advertised recently but can’t think what it is now. They’re all awful, and should have stayed in the 90s.

#20 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:15 AM

How could I forget Will and Grace, I have been enjoying that.

I also liked Fuller House, it was a easy show I could watch with my kids.

#21 kimasa

Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:33 AM

Frasier holds the test of time too. It's no where near as cringey as some of the other sitcoms are.

#22 Chchgirl

Posted 14 January 2020 - 11:42 AM

Oh I love the Gilmore Girls 😊

#23 steppy

Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:04 PM

View PostBethlehem Babe, on 14 January 2020 - 11:07 AM, said:

Which one? Emily or lorelei?

I could never watch past the first few episodes. The one who turns up all breezy when her daughter is a teen and thinks she's mum of the century.

#24 seayork2002

Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:04 PM

View Postkimasa, on 14 January 2020 - 11:33 AM, said:

Frasier holds the test of time too. It's no where near as cringey as some of the other sitcoms are.

Yes I would have agreed 100% until the last year or so, I still thing Fraiser and I forgot to mention Seinfield before are the best American sitcoms  from the 1990's onwards I can't enjoy them like I did before.

I am just thinking I am getting older rather than me thinking they are any worse.

When I speak of sitcoms (and other shows/movies) being dated I am wondering is it because we are not in that 'time' anymore oursleves?

#25 steppy

Posted 14 January 2020 - 12:05 PM

I've been loving some spin offs lately. Pennyworth. Titans.




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