For anyone who after reading the title of this blog started singing the rest of the song and smiling about what it reminds you of, I applaud you. For anyone who does not know what I am talking about, its okay, you will in a second.
This is the beginning lyrics of the song “Where you Lead” or the Gilmore Girls theme song. Anytime I hear it I immediately get into a better mood because it is nostalgic. And that is what this blog is about today. Television nostalgia.
Has anyone realized how many revivals there has been lately. Gilmore Girls, 90210, Full (oh I mean Fuller) House, and the ability for the Friends cast to “reunite” every few months on a television talk show to name a few.
AND people love it. Watchers get so excited to see their past show up in the present. And I agree, dont you worry I have been counting down the days till the Gilmore Girls revival comes out on Netflix (its Nov. 25 for anyone who is wondering). But back to nostalgia. Why is there a trend to bring old shows back to life. They were successful in the past, but leave them there: you couldnt make another Titanic now would you? (I HOPE NOT). Create something new please! While I love these revivals just like the next watcher, they will never be as good as the originals and you dont mess with something great.
Chris Harnick over at E agrees with me