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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:21 pm 
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All the people I knew who liked the show were elderly and are now dead.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:44 pm 
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I'm pretty sure all the stars of that show were elderly and are now dead.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:37 pm 
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I watched the one episode for Hillary.

It was okay, but I had no context since I never watched the original.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:53 pm 
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Why?

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JFelix wrote:
Why?

Because they were old, and then died.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:39 am 
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JFelix wrote:
Why?

Yes.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:41 am 
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You know the trend of resurrecting semi-popular shows from 25 years ago has gotten totally out of hand when a dated time capsule like Murphy Brown is getting dusted off. What's next, Herman's Head?

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Monterey Jack wrote:
You know the trend of resurrecting semi-popular shows from 25 years ago has gotten totally out of hand when a date time capsule like Murphy Brown is getting dusted off. What's next, Herman's Head?

I vote for Quantum Leap.

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Invader Zim and Rocko's Modern Life/World were set to make a comeback earlier this year (they each have a 90 minute movie completed), but Nickelodeon put them on a shelf...for reasons.

I would like to see more obscure shows from the 90s renewed. The two Lynch/Frost shows from the early 90s that weren't Twin Peaks, for instance: American Chronicles, a fantastic documentary series about Americana that I would LOVE to see resurrected (lasted a whole season); On The Air - a batshit insane comedy about live television in the 50s. ABC killed that show after 3 episodes, because it wasn't Twin Peaks.

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Pender wrote:
I vote for Quantum Leap.


That I wouldn't mind seeing a new version of, because the original had such a crushingly unresolved ending. Just hire an actress to play Sam Beckett's daughter, and get Scott Bakula in there for a cameo at some point.

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American Chronicles was awesome, we do need more.


Murphy Brown has always been a decently made but not intended for me show. Those brazen plucky smarter than everyone in the room gals taking on the dumb male dominated world . . . [click].

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The 20-year nostalgia cycle is exclusively for dipshits having a mid-life crisis fixating on their childhood and "the good old days" (these never existed). The Murphy Brown reboot is doomed to fail because it wasn't a show those kids watched, it's what their parents watched that bored them.

Who is this even for? Murphy Brown was a show my mom watched and she's super fucking dead at this point.

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JFelix wrote:
Who is this even for? Murphy Brown was a show my mom watched and she's super fucking dead at this point.

Exactly. Everyone is dead.


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JFelix wrote:
The 20-year nostalgia cycle is exclusively for dipshits having a mid-life crisis fixating on their childhood and "the good old days" (these never existed). The Murphy Brown reboot is doomed to fail because it wasn't a show those kids watched, it's what their parents watched that bored them.


Exactly. It's like if they did an updated version of Thirtysomething, or...something. Nostalgia only works if it's something you liked as a kid or a teen. There are plenty of things I like now, but when I'm seventy, I won't be like, "Awesome, a revival season of Stranger Things...!"

Hell, look at revival seasons of not-that-distant shows like 24 and Heroes. Who even REMEMBERS they did another season of Heroes? People stopped watching the original show long before it ended. And they tried to bring back 24 twice (once with Keifer Sutherland, once without), and audiences yawned both times. TV shows SHOULD be yoked to the era in which they were made. You want to bliss out on nostalgia? Just watch the original run of episodes again, for fuck's sake. I'm sure we'll get Jim Henson's Friends Babies any day now...

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Actually they should reboot Thirtysomething for aging millennials. That would work. Every generation needs their own Thirtysomething.

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I would like a reboot H.R. Puff'n'Stuff but this time on acid and speed. Or maybe X.

And with plenty of weird digs at religion, Trump, and humans.

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Pender wrote:
I would like a reboot H.R. Puff'n'Stuff but this time on acid and speed. Or maybe X.

And with plenty of weird digs at religion, Trump, and humans.

Adult Swim has revived the Sid & Marty Krofft universe on at least one occasion.

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Monterey Jack wrote:
Exactly. It's like if they did an updated version of Thirtysomething, or...something. Nostalgia only works if it's something you liked as a kid or a teen. There are plenty of things I like now, but when I'm seventy, I won't be like, "Awesome, a revival season of Stranger Things...!"


Your age hits you in weird ways, like when Monty suggests this and it strikes me that "Thirtysomething" sounded so damn old to me when it was airing, but if they'd reboot it, the characters would be younger than me.


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Eric wrote:
Your age hits you in weird ways, like when Monty suggests this and it strikes me that "Thirtysomething" sounded so damn old to me when it was airing, but if they'd reboot it, the characters would be younger than me.


The recent remake of It made me realize I'm a couple years older than the characters from the "adults" sections of the book and original miniseries (whereas I was only about four years older than the kids when the miniseries first aired). And re-watching City Slickers a few years back was FAR more sobering and relatable when I realized I was the same age as Billy Crystal and his friends instead of being seventeen(!) when I saw it with my Dad in theaters. And when I saw Big in theaters 30 years ago, I was about the same age as Tom Hanks' character before he makes his wish, and the idea of being "Thirty forever!" was scary enough, but watching it now, it's striking how young Hanks looks.

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.

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I think they should have rebooted the whole show as Murphy Black and transitioned everyone to black characters.

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Pender wrote:
I think they should have rebooted the whole show as Murphy Black and transitioned everyone to black characters.

With the first episode done in blackface, of course.

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Ericubus wrote:
Pender wrote:
I think they should have rebooted the whole show as Murphy Black and transitioned everyone to black characters.

With the first episode done in blackface, of course.

Black face on black actors? Classic.

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JFelix wrote:
Actually they should reboot Thirtysomething for aging millennials. That would work. Every generation needs their own Thirtysomething.


Thirtysomething would have been millennials' favorite show if they existed in the 1980s.

Anyway, I watched Murphy Brown when I was young. I didn't have any desire for a comeback. Looks like it was a "stunt" season anyway.


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