The theory behind TV reboots and remakes
Fast forward to 2018 and all we hear about now is how Hollywood is now planning reboots of our favourite shows. Why rehash the old, when we have so much new talent?
And here's my thought on this.
Superheroes can save us from a supernatural or sinister enemy, but they cannot save us from the turbulence that our current elected leaders have created. They typically work for our leaders so they've become useless to us at the moment.
We're living in toxic times. There's a lot of anger and a lot of blame. We're drowning in waste. Killing the planet. Our children are dying in schools!! Trade wars are starting. Refugees are fleeing by the thousands to new homes.
I know what a lot of people are screaming. Stop the planet I want to get off!!!
That's when Hollywood steps. Call me a conspiracy freak, but do you remember how happy you were to tune into your favourite TV show each week? I do. I'd sit down to watch 3 feisty young women tackle demons and forget about my troubles. I'd tune in to see Don Johnson with his perfect hair and smile. And goodness, what did the gang get up to this week on Murphy Brown?
These shows are from a time when we were not worried about the oceans dying from plastic waste. We had jobs and lived in pretty houses on pretty streets with no idea people in other countries didn't even have running water. The biggest trade war of the 90s was between Coke and Pepsi. Life was good then.
This is my prediction. We'll see reboots and remakes for the next few years, maybe longer, while Hollywood tries to woo us with its nostalgia of a bygone era.
Will this stop me from writing my current series "Earth Quarantined". No. One day Hollywood won't need to remind us of the good times. We'll be living them.