It's too early to truly judge the show by its pilot so I don't plan to label it "cringeworthy" or get into a rant fest about how it ruined the old show (not that I care about Boy Meets World's legacy haha.) Girl Meet's World's undeniable cheesiness and the fact that it's trying to be EXACTLY the same show as BMW weren't quite so much what causes me concern. Rather, I'm not sure that trying to recycle a formula that felt so at home in a specific decade of programming that was family friendly, to a modern context will actually work. The television landscape where Boy Meets World lived no longer exists. Can a show trying to be the exact same thing as its predecessor, from a time of morality lessons, work in this day and age? It seemed like just yesterday when the original was on, but as I watched the pilot I couldn't help but feel how dated the show was. I guess it all depends on if there are audiences looking for "old fashioned." And who ever knew the 90's could be deemed that! It'll be interesting to see how the show's future will unfold and whether it does succeed or not, but in the meantime I thought it'd be fun to re-imagine 5 other beloved 80's/90's series as having sequel series made today. If any of these get made by anyone out there, I might have to sue you..
SELENA THE MORTAL HUMAN. Sabrina's best friend Val dies in a car accident and leaves her and Harvey as the sole guardian of her teenage daughter Selena. Now Sabrina will have to remember what it's like again to live as a mortal since she can't let this girl in on the family secret! Otherwise, the Witch realm will ban her powers forever! Or something like that...
EVER GROWING PAINS. They create the series to show constant flashbacks of that year Leonardo DiCaprio was on the show to try to lure him into doing a guest spot. They are unsuccessful.
You can't blame them for trying to cash in on Leo's fame. Who wouldn't!?
The End! What other shows would you like to see revisited one day??