The other night I saw an ad for the new television series Teen Wolf based on the popular eighties movie with the same name. This version looks edgy, dark, and exciting--the exact opposite of the original. I loved the movie and might like the television series if I ever get around to watching an episode, but the similarities between the two probably stop at the title.
I often enjoy the new directions old movies or television series take, but there's one show I hope doesn't make a comeback.
The Love Boat.
As a kid, I adored The Love Boat. I may have even had a small crush on Gopher (but not Doc--yuck!). It was exciting watching the relatively innocent love connections being made on the ship. The Love Boat was honest-to-goodness family entertainment.
Can you imagine what The Love Boat would look like today?
I'm picturing a mix of Jersey Shore, The Real Wives of Anywhere, Bret Michaels' Rock of Love, Sex and the City, and Celebrity Rehab. I'm shuddering at the thought.
The cast would be barely clothed teenagers passing as cruise employees--Suite Life on Deck, this wouldn't be!--and if current hit shows on the CW or MTV can be trusted, the storylines would not be the family-oriented episodes I remember. Just because the words Love and Boat are in the title does not mean we need to have a debauched cruise!
Please, television producers, take Fantasy Island, take Charles in Charge, but leave my Love Boat alone!
Are there any movies or television series you consider hands' off for a remake?
Have a fabulous Friday!