ICYMI: 5 Rebooted Shows You Should Definitely Have On Your Watch List
Not everything deserves a second chance. Some shows, like your exes, should be laid to rest with the memories intact in its original form (like Charmed). Just because you can make more frightening demons for them to vanquish doesn’t mean you should resuscitate the power of three. If you can’t make it better, leave it be.
But then there are those chosen few that may have been taken off the shelf too soon. Those that would have been appreciated better in today’s milieu rather than the time of their original airing. Fortunately, some of these shows have found its way back into the fold and readily accessible for us to relish and relive.
Here are five shows we’ve rounded up for you, in case you missed the memo that they’re back.
Will and Grace
Everybody who knows them have missed the witty rapport of Will, Grace, Karen, and just Jack [insert hand gesture here]. When people weren’t watching the will-they-won’t-they drama of Ross and Rachel, they were tuned in to this fabulous foursome who incidentally also reside in the happening city of Manhattan.
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In its first run from 1998 to 2006, Will and Grace was one of the most successful shows that had gay principal characters. Today, it may be more common to see LGBT characters on TV, but back then, it did a lot to educate the public LGBT image and shed light on the community’s issues.
After getting cancelled in Fox in 2006, the Bluth family made a comeback in 2013, and now again on Netflix for their third life. Talk about third time’s a charm. The highly dysfunctional family that stars big names such as Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Micheal Cera, and Will Arnett has been through its share of low ratings and whatnot, but for some reason they just won’t stay down.
Admit it, you might have caught a few episodes of this soap opera back in the day or at least have been curious about its charm. Well, lucky for you, you get to experience it all over with the latest reboot starring soap veteran Grant Show, Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, and James Mackay.
Who can resist the cheesy story lines and even cheesier double-entendres that revolve around love, money, infidelities, and more money. Not to mention the hotties that steam up your small screens from time to time.
The original Fab Five (Carson Kressley, Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Felicia, and Jai Rodriguez) taught straight guys everywhere how to eat, dress, groom, decorate and basically live life better than their old straight self ever could without them.
It ran for four years before it was taken off the air, and in 2018 it was brought back to life to positive reviews everywhere, introducing the new Fab Five, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, and Karamo Brown. Often a tough crowd, it scores 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The longest-running sci-fi series has come back for an eleventh season, still with David Duchovny as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully. One can never really get enough of paranormal phenomena, conspiracy theories, or other types of unsolved cases.
Don’t get too attached to this though as there are no talks of a 12th season of the series and Anderson has also announced at the end of season 11 that she will not be returning to reprise her role should there be another season.
If those are not enough to get you excited, here are other possible titles said to be in the works (or at least in talks) for remakes: L-Word, Mad About You, Murphy Brown, Daria, Charmed, She-ra, and Carmen Sandiego.
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