That thing you like is being rebooted

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Remember those people? Yeah you do.

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The thing you love is being turned on again. That streaming service you forgot to pay for is bringing back that movie or TV show you watched in the 80s or 90s or whatever.

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This new version pays tribute to the original, taking the franchise in new and exciting directions, according to Variety. It is a sequel or possibly a spiritual sequel, unless it is a prequel.

The main character has been gender-flipped or race-flipped or it’s just that guy but now they have a baby they don’t understand and their text messages show up on screen. Or possibly the new show explores the emotional journey of the supporting cast and the original main character isn’t in it at all.

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The original star is back or maybe they’re not, and they tweeted about how happy or angry they are that no one asked them out. The original creator is credited as executive producer, and is very excited to be involved with this new opportunity to continue the journey of the characters he created, while being paid for again. .

The streaming service you didn’t know got you free with your phone plan also plans to expand the franchise with an animated prequel, three live action spin-offs and a TikTok challenge.

That Thing You Like was first rebooted in 2003 but only lasted for one season.

Remakes have always been a thing, but reboots have spiraled out of control in the streaming age. New versions of the things you love dominate the big screen, small screen, and whiteboard at media company strategy meetings. Original content is great when it comes to awards, but it’s not enough when the mass media monoliths are desperately trying to get you to sign up for their streaming service or watch their movies, or preferably both. Name recognition is key to cutting through the heavy torrent of new stuff you can watch on your HDTV, computer, phone or smartwatch, and so the big players are raiding their back catalogs for stuff that reminds us of the good old days. can be reconstructed for. ,

This latest reboot includes The Santa Claus, Quantum Leap, Bel-Air, Dexter, The Sopranos, Deadwood, Saved by the Bell, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Cobra Kai, How I Met Your Mother, Jack Ryan, The Twilight Zone, Charlie’s Angels, became involved. The Wonder Years, Charmed, The L Word, High Fidelity, Kung Fu, Lethal Weapon, The Equalizer, SWAT, Walker: Texas Ranger, Frasier, Sex and the City, MacGyver, Magnum PI, Battlestar Galactica, Halloween, Lord of the Lord Rings, Judge Dread, Dynasty, Lost in Space, DuckTales, Fraggle Rock, The Muppets, He-Man, iCarly, Amazing Stories, Party Down, Full House, Will & Grace, Carmen San Diego, A League of Their Own, Heroes , Runaway, Ironside, Bionic Woman, Dragnet, The Untouchables, West Side Story, Cruella, The Saint, Cowboy Bebop, She’s All That, One Day at a Time, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn, The Outer Limits, The Boondocks, Perry Mason , Veronica Mars, The Munsters, Knight Rider, Queer Eye, Dallas, Hawaii Five-0, Party of Five, Gossip Girl, The Tick, 24, Twin Peaks, Fant Island and basically every damn thing you’ve ever seen .

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