I must admit, I tried re-watching the original series a few years ago and was shocked that I could ever have enjoyed such a melodramatic, strange series. I thought that even as a child, my preferences were witty and urbane, emotionally complex, even. Re-watching the original series left me feeling old, disillusioned, and newly aware of just how golden memories of times gone by can really be. The updated series, based on the pilot alone, is a significant improvement and was delightful to watch.
Reboots are not always an improvement in my opinion, though. The updated Tron: Legacy can't hold a candle to the original. While I have not yet seen it, I have my doubts about The Smurfs film. The original Smurfs cartoons continue to amuse me.
What are your feelings about rehashing old favorites? Which 80s cartoon would you like to see hit the big or small screen as a reboot? Revive Rainbow Brite, says I.
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