20 Reboots and Revivals of TV Shows: Then vs. Now
TV shows have a certain lifespan. They reach their peak and then begin to decline. That is the cycle of life – until Netflix comes along to resurrect them, like when the ’90s tried to resurrect swing music. Indeed, reboots and revivals have been the name of the game for a while now, with every single show that had some success in the past being brought back to satisfy The Algorithm, or even worse, The Attention Span of Zoomers. That’s how you end with a CGI-ridden reboot of Fleabag.
Whatever, the point is that revivals and reboots are a genre in itself. We’ve discussed this topic a lot here at Cracked: the revival’s basically flawed concept, its greatest mistakes and casualties, its misguided and depressing future projects (really, leave Quantum Leap alone, cowards), and the projects they truly better not touch because we might as well burn the planet, but some things are sacred. Well, then, here we discuss a bunch of reboots and revivals, then and now. Also, Netflix suits, listen up: Ally McBeal reboot, only we can do it and you goddamn know it, call us.