11 Completely Unnecessary TV Remakes

Did we really need the first 'Love Boat,' let alone the second?
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2010 4:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – Hollywood is constantly churning out movie remakes that really should never have been greenlighted, but TV doesn’t get off scot-free. The Huffington Post lists 11 boob-tube remakes we really never needed to see:

  • Knight Rider: “The original starring The Hoff is a camp classic,” writes Ross Luippold, but “not even Will Arnett, who was cast as the voice of KITT until being replaced by Val Kilmer, could save this dud.”
  • The Love Boat: “The 1970s were encapsulated in The Love Boat: polyester clothes, soft lighting, and a swingin' good time.” Something that time-sensitive should never be remade.

  • The Munsters: The remake was just proposed—and “is there a better metaphor for the state of originality in America than a remake of a show that stole its premise and characters from already-existing properties” like The Addams Family?
  • Bionic Woman: The original “provided a role model to young girls with a strong female hero. But the 2006 remake simply dished out sexy special effects and glitzy ass-kicking targeted towards young males.”
For the complete list—including, hilariously, The Tonight Show With Jay Lenoclick here.

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