Out with the new and in with the old? Yep, this is what the future of television and some movies sure look like. As I was looking over sneak previews of the fall lineup of new shows for television, I am quite amazed by how many old shows are under negotiations or consideration for reboots.
Now, I am sure that this new generation may not have seen the original Magnum P.I., Dynasty, Dallas, Hawaii 5-0, The Gong Show, The Jeffersons or Rush Hour, just to name a few, but as one who embraces nostalgia, I say leave the old shows, with the original cast members alone.
Is there a shortage of imagination and robust creative ideas among new show writers, producers, directors, and creators? While we can reflect on television shows or movies of the past, there is but only so much differentiation one can naturally compare in originality with the remakes, aside from new cast members, new heroes, new villains or new set designs. Now, I understand how songwriters and recording artists feel when their work is sampled. Where is the originality, freshness, and creativity? Have we really tapped out of new ideas?
Perhaps we need to explore new demographics and observe more in our surroundings to allow our imagination to grow and soar to new, unimaginable heights that will exceed our expectations and our audiences.