Think about classic TV shows like “All In The Family,” in all of its politically incorrect glory and then imagine remaking it in the current safe space, microaggression culture.
It’s scary enough to make you cringe.
The news of the potential reboots, which also includes other classics like “Maude,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times,” was reported by AV.com as such:
According to Lear, the plan would be to take original scripts from the shows and reshoot them with modern actors, then air the end result in six-episode blocks. Sony has suggested that the miniseries would be akin to re-staging a play, allowing modern audiences to benefit from All In The Family’s approach to (and, in some cases, codification of) a key transition in American popular culture, especially in light of recent events.
Rob Lowe put it best in one simple tweet on Saturday.
Phew! Finally! Cause the original was just SO terrible! Can’t wait for this masterpiece. https://t.co/CdgHAvpbmA
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) December 18, 2016
Lowe was far from the only person to question the judgment of rebooting the classics.
after hearing they’re rebooting All in the Family my first thought was “why”. My second was they’ll mock Trump and he will Tweet about it.
— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) December 17, 2016
Highly likely, as Trump will be the president for this run of the show.
@Variety please don’t. Nobody want 2 see Archie Bunker reduced to gelding status.If u do, go all in. The country is starving 4 non PC humor
— bobbyd1 (@d1_bobbby) December 17, 2016
@Variety unless it’s done on Netflix or something..today’s tv audience can’t handle early Archie or George. Please no more reboots!
— TheHandsomeJackson (@drewjacksn_drew) December 17, 2016
No kidding. Some are already complaining.
— Michael_Wilson (@emjayemjay) December 17, 2016
@adamjohnsonNYC Archie’s gonna be a Trump supporter and Meathead’s gonna be a Bernie bro
— 69th brumaire (@ayylmaoism) December 17, 2016
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