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TV reboots and why they are so popular

With new tv shows coming out every season, what triggered the return of old tv shows? Why are they becoming a trend? and what’s coming next?

  • People are running out of ideas. I also feel as if this generation has an abject fascination with what we consider "retro" or "vintage". MeTv airs these shows twenty-four seven, but one can easily see why they might not be as popular. Most are in black and white, or the special effects are cringe-worthy. Perhaps we love the ideas and story-lines of the older ideas, and with the vast arsenal of special effects and technology in general, feel we can reboot the old shows better than they were before. – Morgan Le Fay 2 years ago
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  • When I look at Disney Channel now, nothing catches my attention unless it's something like Raven's Home or Girl Meets World; this too only because the titles are recognizable to shows of the past. This generation knows what they want to watch- the originals played on these channels (I mean I would die to see Smart Guy on Television again) or perhaps brought back in a modern fashion. This is experimental though. It can work to a degree how Girl Meets World did, or it can flop to a great extent and not even our beloved veteran characters can save the reboots. They are popular as they draw off the nostalgia of this generation while presenting something the younger generation can relate to. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. – Kiranpreet Sandhu 2 years ago
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  • People are tired of current tv trends and want more substance. The long for shows that have benefit and leave you feeling good at the end of an episode. Families are starving for clean programming that they can refer to a friend, which is few and far between these days. – charisewilson 2 years ago
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