Two weeks ago, I flashed back to a few badass ladies from some old Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows. The first lady on the list was the incomparable Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Joss Whedon’s 90s-00s show on the WB/CW network. The show and character, which both premiered more than 20 years ago, still have a loyal following. Earlier this month, news hit the net that Joss Whedon is attached to a reboot of the show which is currently in the works. This time, however, the lead is to played by an African-American actress.
Of course, this news sent the interwebs reeling with mixed feelings, for various reasons. But then came a bit of clarification. With this additional info, I gotta say I’m totally on board for what’s supposed to be coming…
You may have heard about the CW network and their upcoming reboot of the popular late 90’s/early 00’s show, Charmed. On Tuesday, I posted “A Case Against the ‘Charmed’ Reboot.” In that article, I laid aside my rage at the upcoming reboot and calmly stated the reasons I believe the new series is a bad idea. In hanging out around the net, it seems that most devoted Charmed fans would rather this new iteration of the show not see the light of day. And not all fans are taking steps to be as calm and level-headed as me.
One fan, Andre, took to his YouTube channel to express his reaction and review of the new trailer. He openly expresses all the rage and frustration that most of us fans feel. The results are explosive, vulgar, and hilarious. Check out Andre’s reaction right here. Warning: This language is NSFW. So put those earbuds in.
If you know me, you probably know I love, love, and love me some Charmed, the WB/CW show from the late 90’s about 3 sister-witches who fought the forces of evil. I own the entire series (a complete 8-season set) on DVD and watch it at least twice a year. I have featured the Halliwell sisters here on the site in a stand-alone article and as part of a piece about fictional witches. In the latter, the lesson that I advise you to take away from the group is that you should not be defined by your powers (skills, knowledge, or talents). Instead decide who you will be and use your powers to show the world who you are. The show was (and still is) so good that you can pull wonderful nuggets like that out of it even while you enjoy the outlandish costumes, cheesy dialogue, dramatic sibling rivalry, outdated special effects, and wonderful late-90’s/early-00’s tropes.
After years of rumors, deliberation, and false starts, the CW network has decided to move forward with a reboot of the series. And I am NOT here for it. Here’s my case against the Charmed reboot:
Honestly, I never thought much about it, But if I had, I would not have thought a Power Rangers major motion picture would happen… Until recently, that is. Because recently, Hollywood has stopped trying to have unique ideas. Instead, the Hollywood machines seem to be focused on having their cash cows regurgitate my childhood, throw it up, call it fresh and see if I’ll swallow it. With that strategy firmly in place, we now have a Power Rangers movie coming in 2017 (I’ve got details on that film below). But in truth, this show already got the most amazing movie it will ever have. And you’ll never see it in theaters. Fortunately for you, I’ve got the entire thing for you to watch right here a the bottom of this article. Continue reading →
It’s finally here. The day for which 90s kids all over the nation have been waiting. This is the day that the first season of the Full House revival, Fuller House, is finally available to watch on Netflix. The show has gotten a lot of hype and attention for bringing back most of the original cast. And the reviews started raining in earlier this week, though most were less than complimentary. As a child of the 80s and 90s who grew up with the original show, I’m here to give you the real scoop on the revival. Continue reading →
Sarah Michelle Gellar is back!! SMG just announced via Instagram that she is reprising her role as Kathryn Merteuil for the upcoming Cruel Intentions TV show on NBC. The 1999 film starred Gellar along with Ryan Phillippe and Reese Witherspoon but no word yet on whether anyone else from the film will be making an appearance in the small-screen adaptation. But, seriously, just the fact that they got Gellar is a huge deal. Continue reading →