Mackay murder victim Shandee Blackburn's friend Kieran Vakatini with Charmed star Rose McGowan earlier this year. McGowan has hit out at the idea of Charmed being rebooted, saying Hollywood has obviously run out of ideas.
Mackay murder victim Shandee Blackburn's friend Kieran Vakatini with Charmed star Rose McGowan earlier this year. McGowan has hit out at the idea of Charmed being rebooted, saying Hollywood has obviously run out of ideas. Contributed

It's not always a charmingly good idea to reboot a TV series

THE LATEST trend in television appears to be rebooting old hit television series, but shouldn't their be a time limit on how long the show is off air before looking at rebooting it?

Rumour has it that someone is looking at rebooting 90s hit show Charmed, which featured Alyssa Milano and Rose McGowan who are less than impressed.


Alyssa Milano ‏@Alyssa_Milano 25 Oct
The thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is... it just... it feels like yesterday. It feels too close.

On the same day, rose mcgowan ‏@rosemcgowan 25 Oct
They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood.

Alyssa Milano ‏@Alyssa_Milano 4h
"I think as long as they're at it, they should reboot Mistresses too, don't you think?  I mean, why wait?"

~ Brad Kern #quote

As a Charmed fan (yes, I know. A bit shameful to admit. But when you studied at uni and worked part time and the only TV shows available to watch were, well... not very appealing); I am with Alyssa on the point it is too early for a reboot of the series.

I would, however, like to see a new "Queer eye for the straight guy" series appear on TV. Have you looked at how men dress themselves or keep their homes these days?

Moving on and looking at successful versus unsuccessful television shows, my friends have offered their opinions for this.

Friend 1 says Wentworth was a successful reboot of Prisoner and she can't want for Season 2.

She says she would like to see a reboot of The Wonder Years, but an 80s version rather than the 60s/70s.

I think she might be on to something here.

Friend 2 says they need to reboot Seinfield and set in modern times.

I didn't like the show to start with so I can't give a good opinion on rebooting it.

Friend 3, who is a very opinionated person on anything television, says Doctor Who was a great reboot.

"It brought the show into the 21st century while still tying to the old show," he said.

He believes Charlies Angels reboot was a flop, but I certainly didn't mind having a cackle during the movies featuring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Lui.

F3 also likes the rebooting of children's shows such as Transformers, Ninja Turtles and Pokemon.

I didn't mind the Astro Boy reboot movie and I've yet to see the Smurfs, but I am looking at hiring out the DVDs.

" I guess kids keep growing out of their favourite shows..." F3 says.

"Knight Rider and bionic Woman are another couple of reboots that failed to get past a season."

Friend 4 simply said "Bring back firefly".

What TV series reboots do you think flopped or worked and what would you like to see rebooted?



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