Would rebooted shows like "Dynasty" be as popular as the original?
Dynasty is working on an update version . Would this be as popular as the original? How about other older shows like Mr. Ed?, or Dennis the Menace?
I would really like to see Mr. Ed rebooted, and also Married with Children. It would be weird seeing different actors playing the Bundy's though.
No, I believe each generation develops it's own taste in music, movies, and television shows. Not long ago one network brought back "Dallas" and it was canceled.
TV advertisers are only interested in the 18-49 age demographic. If an old show makes too many changes to attract the youth they risk losing the nostalgia following from the older generation.
Ultimately people who love the original shows aren't going to believe reboots are as good as the "classics".
Having said that there may be some exceptions.
It's my understanding the reboot of "MacGyver" has decent ratings.
Since I wasn't a fan of the original I'm not in a position to compare.
Reboots are rarely as good as the originals, and sometimes they fail spectacularly because they thumb their noses at the base in the name of "updating" while being so close to the original that it fails to engage new people.
Dr. Who's last two seasons where they added lots of details to pay homage to the cannon while taking down Dr. Who a few notches to someone who read condolences off note cards Clara dictated and helpless without her comes to mind, killing the series.
The reboot of Battlestar Galactica, in contrast, was a success. It followed the concept of the original but tapped into newer, exciting themes from "what is human?" to "does humanity deserve to survive?" to "what is moral if you're faced with extinction" to dealing with religious extremism (Caprica went further in this). It used some of the old music and actors and characters - and built it into a broader, more interesting universe. Because they honored the original while building on it, it was successful and lasted several years longer than the original series.
Reboots almost never score with me (although I agree with Tamara that the Battlestar reboot was way better than the original).
I can't believe a Dynasty reboot is in the works. Fun back in the 80s. But, like Dallas, our mores and tastes have changed and it just doesn't work in my opinion. TV and movies are usually a reflection of the times in which they were created.
I think the only show that has successfully done this is Star Trek with The Next Generation series (the later reboots didn't quite compare). Because they had a totally new crew and vision, it worked and ran for many more seasons that the original. Plus, the mores and tastes of the 60s original weren't forced upon TNG of the 80s/90s. (Thank God!)
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