Ah, the 1980s. Those were the wonder years (yeah, I said it) when I was a tween and then a teen couch potato, a late social bloomer who loved not much more than the several tv shows I watched weekly. (Yes, after I did my homework. Mostly.)
I’ve spent way more time off of the couch than on since then, but I’m still captivated by visual media, including a few favorite television shows. I still often find myself going back to the tried and true tv shows I grew to love in the ’80s, though. I sing the theme songs out of the blue, and all it takes is someone referencing The Facts of Life or Cheers and I’m off and quoting it out loud.
Thanks to the magic of cable television, DVDs, and streaming video, I can revisit most of my favorite ’80s shows whenever I want, but I’ve been thinking that several of them could use an update. Sure, there’s a lot of great television now, but there have been some great spin-offs over the years, and they just don’t happen that much anymore.
I think it would be a lot of fun to bring back some favorite characters from ’80s shows. Whatever did happen to those Facts of Life girls after the gift shop finally closed down? Did Mork ever go back to Ork? Were those wonder years really the best? So I reached into the tv show wayback machine, and made a list of old favorites that could use a new spin.
Which tv show story from the ’80s would you most like to see retold in 2013?
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