We’re increasingly aware of the big bowl of nostalgia studios have been feeding us with the recent plethora of film & TV reboots. From Disney’s live-action remakes, to the dizzying pattern of TV shows jumping on the nostalgia train—revivals are everywhere. Saved by the Bell, iCarly, Fuller House, Punky Brewster…the list goes on. Each of these shows were iconic in their time and are currently being remade for a modern audience, but are modern twists on classic shows really what audiences want?
Many of the jokes in the original Saved by the Bell are outdated. Trends have changed since iCarly was popular. Will these modern revivals able to retain the same spark that made the original shows, well, original? Disney has found some success with its film remakes, but only time will tell if sitcom revivals will gain the same level of popularity in a new era.
The trailer for the new Punky Brewster revival dropped today and the comments have been mixed. While some are excited to watch more of that classic Punky attitude, now with their own families, others wonder if the show will end up being a disservice to one of their favorite childhood characters. See the trailer for yourself here.
What do you think about dated TV shows being revived for modern audiences?
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