Bringing Back Shows

@Fishmomma (11523)
United States
March 29, 2013 4:53pm CST
Lately, I have been reading about several shows that might be brought back again and we know several shows that have come back are very successful like the recently renewed Hawaii Five 0. I have watched the show and the casting is good. Sadly, most of the original cast isn't living today, but think Jack Lord would have liked the new show. There are several shows I would like to see return, as it was a lot of fun to watch I Dream Of Jeanie with Barbara Eden, who is so lovely. You know how much the times have changed as she couldn't show her belly button and many of the important topics of today couldn't be on the show like pregnancy. I would like to see a what are they doing today. Would Jeanie still be doing everything for her master or would we see Jeanie working a job and her master waiting on her? I think that could be interesting to see some possibilities, as we could even add a child that could have some powers. Sadly, we wouldn't be able to have Larry Hagman, who played the master on the show, but maybe Barbara would be available to play her role of the older Jeanie. I can come up with a lot of names for the younger Jeanie that would be entertaining in the role. What show do you think would be able to entertain people today that aired in the past?
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@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
29 Mar 13
I could go for that...they could make Barbara Eden a mother and the daughter be the jeannie. Larry Hagman now deceased..they'd have to make Barbara a single mother, but they could do some good storylines with a teenage jeannie! I read that they are doing a spin off of Boy Meets World that was a favorite in the 90's...the boy in the family and his girlfriend were married the last season of the series and now it will be called Girl Meets World and those two now have a teenage girl and a younger son...but the same two actors will be playing the same parts, only grown up. I am anxious to see how taht goes..hopefully well! They have reprised Dallas...the prime time soap that made "cliff hanger" a world epidemic with "Who Shot JR?". Some of the originals are still cast, JR recently passing away and it be between his son and his brother Bobby's son...I watch it but if you didn't know what wen ton in the original series..you might have trouble understanding alot of not just what is going on, but WHY it is going on. But it is okay...I think tho, that far to much is going on in a single episode. Makes it kind of cluttered in my opinion. You dont' get over what just happened before you are well into the middle of what happened next! They tried bringing back The Brady Bunch...back in the 90's. Had a few 2 hour movies, and started a series, but it didn't go but one season. I think the world was just Brady Bunched out! Plus...I dont' think many could make the transition of the snotty nose little brats now grown up with weekly trauma! They did a few movies, and those were good as grown ups, but the series...rather bland and useless. And some, you just can't improve on perfection. Gilligan's Island..hilarious but to remake it today, not only would it not fly but it wouldn't be as funny. I so much loved the shows from the 60's and 70's. We didn't have TV then, but once married in the 70's, I got to catch up on the all of them and with TVland channel..they were all there and I enjoyed them. I Love Lucy is my all time favorite followed by The Andy Griffith SHow. Totally hilarious but no way could they reinact them.!
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@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
29 Mar 13
I watched the original Dallas and was glad to see Larry Hagman finally agreed to bring the show back before he passed away. Its sad knowing he wasn't in many of the episodes for this season, as they used past clips to get us all bringing out our tissues at the grave site. I'll miss Larry Hagman and reading the interviews from Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy it sounds like Larry is still on the set watching over them. I hope they wouldn't have Jeanie married like they did on Dallas; however, did like the second husband, who was an amazing actor. It was hard to see somebody replace Jim Davis, but think he would have wanted Miss Ellie to move on with her life on the show. I do agree the fast pace of Dallas would be hard for anyone that didn't see the older episodes, as my daughter stopped watching just didn't know the older cast. I agree don't make a new I Love Lucy or The Andy Griffith Show most of the stars have passed and there is no way a better show could be made. I watched both shows and lots of reruns of them. I have them on DVD. Gilligan's Island was a classic with perfect casting, as we never knew just how much friction there was with many of the actors, as they were able to perform their roles perfectly. This makes me think of I Love Lucy, as we all know the actors that played Ethel and Fred Merz couldn't stand each other on or off the set. its easy to be grouchy when you can't stand each other. Both actors did many roles, but think many of us remember them for this role more than the others. I love the TV Land Channel its good entertainment and has so many classic shows. Thanks for posting.
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
30 Mar 13
Vivan Vance and WIlliam Frawley...Fred and Ethel...they did hate each other off screen, but they did sure do great on screen! Same thing kind of with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz//they were married in real life, but he fooled around to much on her so she divorced him right after the show ended. I think they are better off replacing a character than trying to just recast. OFten that doesn't work so well! Some actors/characters you just can't replace, and Larry Hagman/JR is one of them.
@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
30 Mar 13
No question Larry Hagman was amazing as JR and its going to be hard watching the rest of the season. Desi had a wondering eye and I don't blame Lucille for leaving him. She remarried and that was a big success, as they were married a long time until she passed away and he has passed also. There are certain roles I just don't want to see anyone else play them. They were cast so well that anyone else would be disappointing for me.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
29 Mar 13
this is a good topic, because i was just thinking about that today. i would love to see them bring back good times.
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@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
29 Mar 13
I watched the show Good Times with Ester Rolle, John Amos and Jimmie Walker. I'm impressed with the number of roles these actors played over the years. The show aired 1974 to 1979 and covered many important topics. This would be a great choice and several cast members are living and I would like to see them again. I'm not sure John Amos would be available and he is the one I would want to see the most. Jimmie Walker is 65 and also acting today. Thanks for posting.
@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Mar 13
I Dream of Jeanie was popular and seems to be again. I like that they are bringing back so many of the shows. I am not too into the new ones. The original is always the best for me. It would be interesting to see how Jeanie would handle things now. She was still a genie and ignorant about the ways of the world so I don't know how up dated it could be without losing some of it charm. I think Jack Lord would like the new show too. The one I would love to see come back is Bewitched. I love it! My daughter loves it. It would be fun to see it updated and revamped.
@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
30 Mar 13
I would love to see Bewitched return also. They did have a movie, but the television show I think would do better. My daughter loved watching the show with me and there weren't many shows she liked to watch years ago. Thanks for posting.
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@celticeagle (117156)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Mar 13
Yes, they did a movie but it really didn't have all the fun characters the series had. The uncle, dad, mom, and her cousin. So fun! We get it here in the evening.
@AmbiePam (48118)
• United States
1 Apr 13
I'd love to see a remake of Scarecrow and Mrs. King. I think with the times changing they would have to make Amanda King's role a little less ditzy. I mean she was smart, funny, and all that, but they made her a bit ditzy. I didn't mind, but you know there are always feminists waiting to get their dander up on how women are portrayed.
@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
1 Apr 13
I think that would be a good choice as a re-make and am certain she would have to be less ditzy. Many women work full time, get the meals on the table and find a way to get their children to various activities. One of my friends work nights and her husband works days, so somebody is always there for their children. She has commented more than once how hard that is on their relationship and wanting to be there more for the kids. I'm glad my children are grown and I was able to be home for them. Its harder today with less jobs and many minimum wage jobs. Thanks for posting.
@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
30 Mar 13
I think a good show is always a good show -- if it was good back then, it's still good today! I especially like how old shows give us a glimpse of the way things were because culture and society change so much over time. Generally, though, I'd prefer to just watch the old shows as they were instead of having them remade. If you can get the original cast members and want to continue the story as it was left off, that's another thing (I do like the new Dallas!)...but if you're going to just do the same show over again with new people I'm not so interested. Why not just create a new, original story in that case? I do think maybe some older shows that had some flaws could be remade to good effect. For instance, I bet there could be a new Gilligan's Island with a better cast and better writers...the thing I liked the most about that show was the concept. I don't count it as an all-time classic which couldn't be improved.
@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
30 Mar 13
I love the older cast of Dallas more than the new people. Its fun catching up and seeing how they have changed over the years. Dallas was the older show I wanted to see again more than many other shows. Gilligan's Island I would have to see who they had in mind for the roles to decide if I would watch, as I'm not sure what type of changes would be made. Personally, I think if Knotts Landing were to come back that it would work well on TNT and we have already seen one of the cast on Dallas JR's Brother. He sure has changed was so shocked at how much. Thanks for posting.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
29 Mar 13
I'm not really huge on revived or renwed shows. Well, I like the new Hawaii 5-0, but that must be because I'm not familiar with the old one. I'd rather people made nbew shows on original screenplays :).
@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
30 Mar 13
I think it depends on the age of the show, as its new if not many watched the old one. This would be the case for many of the shows that aired before the person was born or shows not available on DVD. Thanks for posting.