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The Donnybrook
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
What Old TV Shows Should Be Remade?

There seems to be a slew of remakes coming out of Hollywood lately.

"Starsky & Hutch" was a good adaptation. I didn't see "Dukes of Hazzard", but it's good to know that Joe Simpson now has 90 more minutes of spanking material. "Miami Vice" will be finished soon, and will most assuredly stink thanks to Jamie Foxx.

Upon hearing about the "Dallas" movie that will be coming in the next year or so, I got a little fed up with the whole concept. I don't need to see a remake of a bunch of hayseeds fucking and killing each other.

What I would like to see is a remake of a few different 70's or 80's shows that actually deserve the remake treatment.

A few examples:

"Wonder Woman": Needs to be remade because the special effects were so awful. But who could adequately fill Lynda Carter's very large...um...shoes, that's it.

"The Greatest American Hero": Same reason as above, plus it's just a great concept. Besides, I think enough time has passed that the lead character can actually be referred to as "Mr. Hinckley" again. Oh, and I'm guessing that Connie Selleca is available.

"V": Anyone else remember this creepy show? A bunch of lizard people ate live rats and tried to take over Earth, and the only hope for civilization was the guy who starred in "The Beastmaster". Riveting.

My wife's top pick? "Moonlighting". A good idea, as long as "Booger" still has a role...


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