Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Everything Old Is New Again, No Really

Well, it’s an exciting time if you’re a fan of 80s and 90s television. Why? Because it’s basically all coming back. “Will & Grace” is already back. “Heathers” is (dubiously) coming back. “Murphy Brown” is much less dubiously coming back (with Candice Bergen, huzzah). The “Charmed” witches are being rebooted to smash the patriarchy or something. And now a “Cagney & Lacey” reboot has a pilot order.

Now, I am 110 percent for female-fronted TV. Imma probably watch the hell out of these (except maybe “Heathers” - what is your damage, “Heathers?”). But I’d also like to note that we had a freaking great (fine, maybe not great but definitely fun) female buddy cop show on television recently and it was called “Rizzoli & Isles.” Ahem. Well, at least the “Cagney & Lacey” pilot is being written by Bridget Carpenter whose past producing credits include “Westworld,” “Parenthood,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Dead Like Me.” So that’s encouraging.

Anyway, bring on the ladies and the nostalgia.


Helena said...

When I see the words Cagney and Lacey nostalgic is the emotion:). You will have to do the recaps Dorothy.

Anonymous said...

Okay, now my night's plans are set. I'll be rewatching rizzles season 1.
(Oh, what that show coulda been)

Sue Winter said...

I always thought Tyne Daly and Bruce McGill looked like they were related. So there's that.

Carmen SanDiego said...

I miss Rizzles. I also miss when Hollywood had original ideas instead of trying to cash in on Nostalgia and reboot everything.

Anonymous said...

All these reboots ... can't Hollywood think of new ideas. I enjoy an occasional episode of Will and Grace but Murphy Brown ? Really ? There's so much interesting stuff on Amazon and Netflix and the best the networks can give us are reboots ?