Twin Peaks! The X-Files! Full House! Let's Grade the Necessity of All the Recent TV Revivals

Your past life is being rebooted. Well, the television part of it, anyway. Soon, you will turn on the boob tube and wonder whether you've time-traveled back to the '90s, because networks everywhere are stealing from the past as a means of creating "new" content. The reason is obvious: Originality is dead and pre-existing brands are like a pile of cocaine to studio executives who think we're all so dumb and unadventurous that we only like the familiar.

But these revivals aren't all bad... or ARE they? Let's take a look at the recently announced reboots that are currently in production and grade them on how necessary they seem now.


TWIN PEAKS (Showtime, 2016)

THE OLD SHOW: A young woman is murdered in a small Northwest town, bringing log-loving ladies, backward-talking dwarves, and other weirdos out of the woodwork. David Lynch's experiment in our willingness to tolerate the bizarre was a huge success when it launched back in the early 1990s, and Twin Peaks became an instant hit and a benchmark for network television (its first season received 14 Emmy nominations!). I remember my parents going to Twin Peaks viewing parties and coming back very drunk, so it was indeed a bonafide TV viewing event in its day and went on to influence many other properties in the following years.

THE NEW SHOW: The nine-episode reboot will be a continuation of the original series, and Lynch and co-creator Mark Frost will both be on board to write and direct (assuming Lynch gets his contract ironed out). Several original cast members are set to return, including Kyle MacLachlan, Sheryl Lee, and Dana Ashbrook.

HOW NECESSARY IS THE REBOOT?: Don't YOU want to see what the heck Lynch will come up with? This is necessary based on that factor alone. If Sherilyn Fenn and Madchen Amick return to reprise their roles as Audrey and Shelly, it becomes mandatory. [UPDATE 4/6] Well, apparently Lynch has dropped out of the project, rendering all my pro-reboot arguments meaningless. David Lynch IS Twin Peaks, so without him, the necessity of the show's return takes a huge hit.

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: A– [UPDATE 4/6] New Lynch-free grade: D


THE X-FILES (Fox, 2016)

THE OLD SHOW: Two FBI agents investigate supernatural phenomena, and everyone thinks they should totally be a couple. This legendary science-fiction series is widely considered to be one of television's modern classics, covering aliens, creepy dolls, inbred mutants, and most nerds' first foray into stories involving "will they or won't they?" sexual tension. As most nine-season series go, it wasn't entirely amazing, but it was so important to a generation of geeks that its failures are overshadowed by its successes and the fact that it existed at all.

THE NEW SHOW: Originial stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are returning for the reboot, along with a couple more fan-favorite characters and series creator Chris Carter (just don't expect then-little-known writer Vince Gilligan to drop by). We don't know a whole lot about what's Fox has planned, but for right now, the project is being billed as a limited series and will only run for six episodes.

HOW NECESSARY IS THE REBOOT?: This question is a bit tricky to answer because The X-Files' later seasons weren't that great, and the more recent movie was even worse. But if Carter can confine a new story to just six episodes, it could work for both new fans and old fans. Another potential red flag: If Carter's recent and flat-out terrible Amazon pilot The After is any indication of what he's got left, then no. NO.

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: B


COACH (NBC, TBD)

THE OLD SHOW: A multi-camera comedy... about a coach! And he was also a dad! As far as ancient sitcoms go, Coach wasn't horrible, and its nine seasons were fairly well deserved—unlike, say, the eight seasons that According to Jim stayed on the air). Craig T. Nelson won an Emmy for the lead role in 1992, and Bill Fagerbakke's Dauber remains one of the great TV dimwits of that time period. Is it a classic sitcom? Nope. But was it better than According to Jim? Yup.

THE NEW SHOW: The most important news about the reboot: After six seasons on Parenthood, Craig T. Nelson is returning to the title role. The new Coach will be set in the present day, taking place 18 years after the original, and will center on Nelson's Hayden Fox as he comes out of retirement to serves as an assistant coach to his grown-up son, who coaches an Ivy League football team. NBC has already ordered 13 episodes, but a premiere date hasn't yet been set.

HOW NECESSARY IS THE REBOOT?: COME ON who wanted this? Do you realize what will happen if the new Coach turns out to be a hit? We'll be watching According to Jim Now before you know it! Pass on this, pass on it so hard.

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: D


NEXT: Full House, Heroes, and more

PREVIOUSLY: Twin Peaks, The X-Files, and Coach


FULL HOUSE (Netflix, TBD)

THE OLD SHOW: Three dudes of various levels of coolness live in a house with three young girls of various levels coolness. This kind of hokey sitcom was tolerated and even somewhat enjoyable back in the '90s, when we didn't have smartphones, easy access to the internet, HDTV, or a sense of taste. Lots of people watched Full House, and it inexplicably became a cultural touchstone for reasons I still don't understand. Were viewers wooed by the cuteness of the Olsen twins? Did people love Joey's magic tricks? Was everyone in awe of John Stamos's hair? Regardless, the show's nostalgic power is still strong today because it's oh-so-'90s and the internet goes crazy for things like that.

THE NEW SHOW: First things first, it's going to be titled Fuller House. And unless the house is so full that all the children inside it are pressed against the windows, that's incredibly dumb. Apparently it will serve as a modern-day catch-up with the show, because Candace Cameron Bure will return to play D.J. Tanner and Andrea Barber will be back as next-door neighbor Kimmy Gibbler. The three men of the house may return as guest stars. I should also note that the potential 13-episode order isn't finalized, but is reportedly close to a done deal.

HOW NECESSARY IS THE REBOOT?: I'm going to upset anyone who maintains a weird Full House Tumblrs, but puh-leeeeeze. We need more Full House like we need hell to bubble up through a crack in Times Square. Come to think of it, this reboot might be the first sign of that.

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: F


MR. SHOW (Netflix, TBD)

THE OLD SHOW: The best sketch-comedy show ever created (in my opinion). Mr. Show With Bob and David launched the careers of main duo Bob Odenkirk and David Cross when it aired on HBO in the '90s, featuring skits that often bled into each other to produce something more than just a series of overused jokes that wore out their welcome. The series also mixed live bits that were performed before an audience with pre-taped segments.

THE NEW SHOW: Okay, Netflix's newest comedy technically isn't a new version of Mr. Show, but it's called With Bob and David and it sounds like it may as well be. All signs point to it featuring the original writing staff, which included Paul F. Tompkins, Scott Aukerman, and Brian Posehn. The company has ordered four half-hour episodes, with a one-hour "making of" special as well.

HOW NECESSARY IS THE REBOOT?: So, so necessary. Mr. Show was prematurely canceled by HBO, and the series' timeless comedy is still just as funny today. Bob and David are much bigger stars now, and neither has lost a step.

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: A+


Heroes (NBC, 2016)

THE OLD SHOW: Okay this one isn't THAT old, but we stuck it in here anyway. The premise is simple: Regular people all over the world discover they have super powers and for some reason end up at a carnival in Season 4. Heroes was a monster success for NBC when it first launched in 2006 and it initially appeared to be a game-changer that would stick around for a while. But its quality decreased very quickly, and it went from "hopeful hit" to "the laughing stock of broadcast TV" by its second season, except to its loyal fans.

THE NEW SHOW: Series creator Tim Kring will be back for Heroes Reborn, which NBC is billing as a limited event. The network has ordered 13 episodes set to air this fall, and returning cast members include Jack Coleman (HRG) and Masi Oka (Hiro), with Chuck's Zachary Levi adding some new blood. As for the plot, it remains the same: Ordinary people discover they have extraordinary powers.

HOW NECESSARY IS THE REBOOT?: Heroes actually preceded the big superhero crush that's currently monopolizing television, and it's obvious that NBC has decided to hop on the bandwagon and give the property another shot rather than pay to license a real superhero. But this is a dumb move. Many viewers' disappointment in the original series is still warm, and today's successful superhero shows are based on well-established comic-book characters, not Japanese guys who clench their buttocks to stop time. You already had your chance, Heroes, and you wasted it.

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: D


YOUR FAVORITE ANIMATED SERIES FROM WHEN YOU WERE A KID (Various networks, various dates)

THE OLD SHOWS: Oh, you know, stuff like DuckTales (Disney XD, 2017), The Powerpuff Girls (Cartoon Network, 2016), and Danger Mouse (Netflix, 2016). Stuff you used to race home from school to watch.

THE NEW SHOWS: Kind of like the old shows, but with computer animation and, presumably, sexier outfits.

HOW NECESSARY ARE THE REBOOTS? For you? Not at all. You're too old to watch cartoons. But if you want to share something with your kids, maybe?

NECESSARY-NESS GRADE: B–


Share your own necessary-ness grades in the comments!



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May 05, 2015
One word. Firefly.
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May 03, 2015
If there should be a reboot of any show it should be Space Above and Beyond! It shouldn't have been cancelled in the first place, it had sci-fi and depth. I think it would really do well firstly because of the special effects that could be used today but also it has all the makings of a great show (it perhaps was a bit before it's time)
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Apr 28, 2015
I would totally watch The X-Files and the Twin Peaks revamps. Definitely. The rest, not so much. I liked watching Full House when it was on but that was then and this is now. Leave it alone. It doesn't need a reboot. And neither do the other shows. If you are going to do a reboot then pick something that actually sounds exciting. X-Files and TP were great and intriguing shows in their times. Just like when 24 came back for 12 more episodes. It's Jack Bauer... come on... how can you not watch it? It has to make sense. Bringing a show back just because you can doesn't make any sense to me.
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Apr 25, 2015
I would like to see a Xena movie or mini-series be made with Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor.
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Apr 23, 2015
Why? why, why, why, and why?? It seems like every show from the past is getting a reboot and I don't understand the reason why. To me it's just lazy.Writers with original content seem to be going the way of the dinosaur. We need people who can come up with new shows and not just those who want to take an old one and restart it. Speaking for myself, I may be a child of the 70's and 80's era of television, but I have absolutely no desire to revisit these shows. When they ended I mourned their loss and moved on. The dead should be gone and buried as so should these shows.
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Apr 22, 2015
Any news on the Stargate reboot/remake/rewrite.. is it a film or new series? i've asked Lexa Doig and her Husband Dr Jackson on twitter but they aren't sure or just being evasive..
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Apr 22, 2015
Its not related to the show or old movies, its three standalone movies what the producer of the first movie wanted them to be, not what it became (sg1 etc..) which is a shame since sg1 was great.
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Apr 22, 2015
Reboot:
to reboot means to discard all continunity in an established series in order to recreate its characters, timeline and backstory from the beginning

I really wish people would understand the words they use before they utter/type them.
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Apr 20, 2015
I wait fot reboot of McGyver and Knight Rider
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May 03, 2015
those shows have high nostalgic value and worked well in their timeframe.
reboots of those shows just wouldn't work out, since the leadactors became so iconic in their role it would be impossible to find a suitable replacement.
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Apr 26, 2015
Knight Rider already had a reboot. And it sucked...
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Apr 22, 2015
and Airwolf.. not so much StreetHawk though.. maybe Manimal...?
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Apr 18, 2015
Mmm... I'm a little bit concern about the X-Files.. for me David Duchovny killed all the magic about him with his "private" life issues and that disgusting show Californication... hope that my love for Gillian is enought to still make me enjoy the show.

And about Herores.. the main cast always were Hayden - Milo and Zachary for me.. I know that's hard.. but i'm still hoping to see any of them in the show (at least a cameo!).

I hate the reboots of classics.. but kinda like this "second parts" to know what happen next... mostly 'cause i'm still wishing for "second parts" for some of my favourites cancelled shows.. like Terminator TSCC... Surface.. L&O... The Star Trek franchaise... uuuhh.. soo many shows that i can't remember right now... x'D

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Apr 15, 2015
I wouldn't watch any of the reboots. I don't see the point.

However, I'd love to see a reboot of Rugrats. I always liked that one.
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Apr 12, 2015
I would welcome a return of Daria (as a cartoon). she would be now in her 30s I think. it would work great to see her anti-social attitude clash with the social media-centric world of today.

also, I really want to know if Mystic Spiral finally changed their name...
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Apr 18, 2015
I always wonder why nobody ever bully Daria on high school... ?... she was soo condescending and antisocial, the perfect target!.

It would be nice to see her again with her own childs.. specially if she end up stuck with a little Queen as a daughter.. xD
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Apr 11, 2015
I've always wanted a few of my favorite shows to have more than reunion movies/shows, if they got the reunion at all, just because some shows either ended too soon or you just want to know how the characters lives shaped up years down the road. Some shows I just want a reboot / remake on par with BSG ~ updated, maybe a spin on the original concept or mood. Other shows, yes, what are the exact same cast of characters doing years later.

I can't say I care for Heroes to continue, I prefer to not accept the last couple of seasons melodrama. I never watched Full House. I left the X-Files with Mulder and never returned. I'd love a reboot of Sliders. I would be nice to have a new Star Trek on TV, if not the current timeline, maybe a show about those shown as policing timelines in the universe.

There are ways of revisiting that, maybe not a fresh idea, can breathe fresh life into an existing property. Hopefully done smart, not just cash grabbing at nostalgia, and hopefully with clear eyes on the target audience (and size of).
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Apr 10, 2015

the other thing. H.E.L.L.C.A.T.S. it was cancelled too. no closure.... and of course, THE RINGER.....
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Apr 10, 2015
i want to know what happened to the characters of heroes. yes please give us some closure. it ends when claire admits that she has powers... continue.......
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Apr 10, 2015
None of this are reboots. NONE! They are continuations with most of the same original actors. You really should look up the definition of reboot in the dictionary.
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Apr 10, 2015
I would have to say none of the above. Don't get me wrong , I looovve xfiles and didn't mind heroes but why can't the studios just leave good shows as they are... they should stop trying to reboot everything and start coming up with original ideas.
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Apr 08, 2015
If you HAVE to re-bot then do shows that ended too early and left you unsatisfied, not shows you were sad to see end ( Carnivale, Deadwood, 4400, Firefly, Happy Town, Dark Angel). Better yet, give us original shows instead, spin-offs are were it should stop and even those should be limited before we end up with CSI Uranus. At this moment I can think of only one re-bot that not only worked but surpassed the original show and that's BSG. Can you imagine, ten to fifteen years from now we're going to be watching Lost Again: the dream continues.
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Apr 08, 2015
Off all animated series they can reboot they talk about DuckTales, Danger Mouse and the Powerpuff Girls?

What about shows like Samurai Jack, Gargoyles and Roswell Conspiracies? you know ther ones that don't think that people watching them were fools and were left without and ending?
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Apr 07, 2015
Oh yes, I forgot about the lunacy of the Coach reboot. When that show ended, they were running on fumes. Old people in a new city, unfunny as hell.

Grade the necessity? That's a joke, right? Can I grade lower than an F-?

David Lynch had the right idea. Run away.
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Apr 05, 2015
Well I hafta admit to not having watched either original series. When twin peaks was released I was much too busy living real life to be watching TV and when the X-Files happened in the early 90's I had a nephew staying who was right into the show but back then before the deluge of zombie, vampires, dungeons and dragons, I just couldn't get interested in a show that was so blatantly fantasy.

I believed then and deep down still believe now that the plethora of magic and myth based TV is more about distracting the population from the very real issues which confront them in the world they live in, than it is about entertaining the audience.

If people get used to seeing the impossible on TV, how much easier is it for scumbag politicians law enforcers and corporate heavy-hitters to convince citizens that the video bonking someone who isn't their spouse, shooting a kid or dissing the people, is also fantasy?

Anyway since I do watch some very unsoundly plotted TV nowadays I thought I should give the X-Files another crack of the whip, so I rented season one.

My god did we really watch that stuff? There is a very cogent critique of Olympus on this site - IMO the early X-Files were so much worse in every way.
The acting by the two principals is so wooden you wanna let the rest of the forest know a log is about to fall.
On the rare occasions the show actually depicts what is happening, the effects and stunts are baaad and its all in washed out 8x6 - no 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio in t'early 90s.

I have no doubt it gets better and I spose the show was handicapped by it's 'family' timeslot but I also reckon that Carter and Co weren't unhappy to have most of the 'difficult' moments occur off-screen cause in actuality they didn't have the nous or the resources to show them.
The manufactured flirting that wasn't flirting between Mulder and Scully is cringeworthy as well as more unlikely than anything in any xfile - it is just so blatant an attempt to manipulate an audience.

I suspect that most xfile fans were like my nephew - just too young back in 1993 to be able to see thru the weak storylines, unspecial effects and bad acting .
They will have been carrying a rose tinted opinion of the much loved early seasons of this show that was reconstructed by their unconscious.
If that is the case I guarantee the reboot will be one of the major TV disappointments of 2015.

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Apr 04, 2015
How in the world did the cartoons get B-?!?!? Yes cartoons suck these days but that doesn't mean destroy dsstroy even more great classics. They already f--d up care bears, my little pony, teenage mutant ninja turtles, etc....



Whatever happened to that Charmed reboot. I believe CBS? Wasn't a fan of the idea but I am curious why it didn't follow through.

And there are so many quality books out there that would make great shows. Why aren't they using those if they can't write original series.
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Apr 04, 2015
You're too old to watch cartoons.

Tim, I usually defend you, but today, you have gone too far, sir. In the eternal words of Lady Stephanie of Tanner House, "How. ROOD."
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Apr 04, 2015
Speaking only for myself, I think Full House worked because of the absent father phenomenon. Whether they were foced out of their children's lives or removed themselves from the equation, the Tanner girls grew up with 3 different father figures that never quit on them - or each other - in a time when most fathers did.

The working father (biological dad, Danny) that was an involved and nurturing man devoted to his dead wife, the man-child father (Joey) that struggles to do a good job despite his limitations and the always-the-uncle type (Jesse) that actually became a father as if the show acknowledged a role society will never bestow upon him (uncles aren't fathers).

It's not like the girls had everything, if only because the show made perfectly clear the death of the mother left a void none of these 3 men - or the aunt - would ever fill. But it made for a family sitcom about a broken family that felt whole regardless of it.
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Apr 04, 2015
Too old to watch cartoons? What the hell are you talking about?
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Apr 04, 2015
the X files are out there, just bring them back then.
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Apr 04, 2015
Sequels aren't reboots Tim
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Apr 04, 2015
I'd like to see a reboot of all popular shows that were cut show without a proper ending. Millennium and Gravity comes to mind.
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Apr 04, 2015
Not only do I think most of these reboots are unnecessary, I probably won't watch a single one of them. They were very popular shows when they first aired, but by the time their run was coming to an end, the ratings were down for a reason. Even shows like X-files and Twin Peaks that had write in campaigns to keep going had run their course. Other than Coach I don't think I stayed around for any of the others till their end( and I am a football fan enjoying some of the parallels between his expansion team and the real league). But I can't see myself watching that either.
I know some of these are going to be airing on Netflix or cable channels that would love to have the ratings they will bring in instead of the broadcast networks that ran them before, but I think they would be better served trying to bring in new shows or maybe a few that recently failed due to the networks own incompetence like Trophy Wife or any of the half dozen Fox shows that were given no chance to find an audience. Cougar Town did pretty well going from ABC to a smaller cable network.
However, since so many others had added their dream reboots here are some of mine: Firefly, Farscape, Freaks and Geeks, Space Above and Beyond, Greatest American Hero, and just for the sheer weirdness Joanie Loves Chachi.
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Apr 04, 2015
If they would bring back Animaniacs or good old classic Buggs Bunny.
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Apr 03, 2015
Which show deserves a reboot the most? How about none of the above and please stop with the reboots? How about giving new, original shows a chance before cancelling them prematurely? Probably too radical a thought for any network exec...
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Apr 04, 2015
they try that but people are too smart. Don't want to start watching unless it gets a pass, but since no one watched it ends up cancelled. Beautiful Logic.
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Apr 03, 2015
Is a Full House reboot necessary? Not really.

Will I watch it anyway? Probably.
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Apr 03, 2015
X-FILES? HELL YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Twin Peaks? Well, OK, lets see ^^

Full house? WHAT??? :o
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Apr 03, 2015
I will watch twin peaks & x-files. I m a fan of Heroes so definitely. Can we leave Chris carter & Tim Kring out of it and just give everything to Vince Gilligan. I betting Bob Odenkrik will be a hit just because people love Saul/Jimmy.
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Apr 03, 2015
Twin Peaks: I have only watched a couple of episodes from the original series as well as the movie. It was groundbreaking but at the time I was too young to fully appreciate it. As of its return, wll they did say something about seeing us in 25 years, didn't they?

The X Files: Again, haven't watched the whole show, only bits and pieces here and there. I will definitely check out the new limited series. This show is the hip uncle (too young to be the father) of modern day scifi. So hell yes!

Full House: I remember the reruns, I don't really care about it.

Coach: Never heard of it, not curious.

Heroes: Well, this is a tricky one... loved the first season (obviously), lost interest after that, but it never let me down as much as I hear some people say it did. I will cautiously give the new series a peek and then I'll decide.

Duck Tales: Hell Yeah! I'm more excited with this than any other (and I was already too old to legitimately watch it in its first run).

Oh, and since we're on the subject, isn't it high time someone brought Firefly back?
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Apr 03, 2015
Can they bring back a min-series of LOST to explain that ending to those of us who have not done the thousand hours of analysis of it's meaning? Seriously.
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Apr 14, 2015
Unfortunately, the meanings were limited to "Mostly everything is a red herring in the entire series, with hundreds of possibilities of how things were working- so here's a preachy semi-christian ending instead, sucka"
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Apr 05, 2015
You don't need 'thousand of hours of analysis'
Christian Shepherd explains everything the audience needs to know to Jack in the final scene.....
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Apr 24, 2015
It really is ridiculous how so many people seem to have let that explanation at the end go in one ear and out the other isn't it? I can't stand seeing such stupidity when I see comments like "oh there was no sense to the ending" or "oh they were dead the whole time? That's stupid" cuz u obviously paid attentioN like I did
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Apr 03, 2015
I can get behind Mr. Show and Ducktales, but that's it.

I understand why Full House could appeal to the ABC Family audience and in that respect it's not totally unwarranted, but it is a waste of time.

The X-Files and Twin Peaks though, these should not be. It's incredibly unlikely to hold up or inform well on the downtime, at best they can hope not to hamper enjoyment of the originals.

Coach and Heroes are simply pointless filler and will either have to work hard or aim low not to fall right on their faces.
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Apr 03, 2015
Only show i watched was Full House and Duck Tales. None get my vote.
Dead Like Me should be revived. Great show that never realized its amazing potential.
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Apr 03, 2015
I really think that Fringe needs to be in the list of should come back. The show ended with that as a possibility. I would also add Serenity. I know that several of the lead characters do have or have had roles on other shows. But I can wish. Right!
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Apr 03, 2015

"For you? Not at all. You're too old to watch cartoons. But if you want to share something with your kids, maybe?"

ARE YOU HIGH!? Dude, I will straight up watch the hell out of some cartoons. Idc what anyone says. I'd watch Saturday morning cartoons every week if I didnt work. One can NEVER be too old for cartoons. NEVER.
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Apr 03, 2015
Where's Annie?
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Apr 03, 2015
For you? Not at all. You're too old to watch cartoons. But if you want to share something with your kids, maybe?

Tim, shut your ignorant bile-spewing hole, please. I hope Star Butterfly kicks your ass. And Joey wasn't the one who did "magic tricks," I don't think that member of the Tanners existed.
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Apr 03, 2015
I have to think that there are more ideas out there before they have to rehash old ones. I like the ideas of X files and Twin Peaks, you can do a lot within a TV hour. I am not familiar with either of them, but I have to wonder how they are going to work with the technology that exists today and the science that has come out in the last decade or so since X files was popular. Things were mysterious even then because you didn't have the whole of the internet on your phone to find out that the light in the sky that you saw was likely an atmospheric anomaly and you can see a pic of it on your phone. I don't know.

But sitcoms are already a dime a dozen, I am not sure any of those are good enough ideas to warrant bringing them back. Particularly Coach. I think they are going to get inundated with complaints if the show presents a rose colored view of collegiate sports. Especially with the issues that exist and are in the present conversation now vs in the 90s.

Cartoons can comeback, because those are well, cartoons. Who doesn't like a good cartoon.
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Apr 03, 2015
I know it had been canceled just know, but can we PLEASE get more IN THE FLESH????????? A masterpiece
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Apr 04, 2015
Sad news :(
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Apr 03, 2015
As thrilled as I am to have Mulder and Scully back, you know which show from around the same time needs to come back for closure ? The Pretender ! They can't just start a relationship between Jarod and Miss Parker, drop two mega-bombs like "Raines is Miss Parker's dad" ( even if it doesn't make sense ) and "Jarod is the messiah", and stop like that !!!
I'd also love a Quantum Leap revival, but at least QL's finale felt like a finale.
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Apr 03, 2015
they should revive Animaniacs as well. I'm all for reviving old cartoons. Split when it comes to sitcoms, and procedurals because there's more of a chance it could turn into a mess.
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Apr 03, 2015
honestly - there is not one show in the history of television that is even close to Twin Peaks, regarding well-deserved revivals (and yes i'm including the rediculously overrated Firefly, and the sorely missed Deadwood). If I were FORCED to pick a second show, I'd go with Carnivále (but even Jesus will come back before that show...). Or maybe DuckTales (wo-oo!!!)
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Apr 03, 2015
You are never too old to watch cartoons!
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Apr 03, 2015
I don't care how old I am! I want more of Ducktales! I loved (and still do) his crazy adventures and treasure hunts, plus there's always been some kind of historical/mythical aspect to the series that was very educative! I miss a cartoon where you can have fun, learn and be thrilled at the same time. Disney, bring this one back! like, yesterday!
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Apr 03, 2015
How likely is a Prison Break revival? Cause I love this show! I know season 3 wasn't great, but I would love to see more of this show
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Apr 03, 2015
I actually heard talk of it not that long ago.
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Apr 04, 2015
Prison Break was great until they broke out of the prison.
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Apr 03, 2015
definitely Twin Peaks. The rest is accessorial.
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