Throwbacks and Nostalgia: A Look at Upcoming Reboots

Nostalgia is described as a wistful affection of the past: climbing out of bed to watch Saturday cartoons, begging to stay up to watch your favorite show, and binge watching before Netflix was even invented. With all of the recent reboots and sequels airing, it has been easy to jump on the nostalgia bandwagon.

When Fuller House came out on Netflix, I wasn’t even sure I was going to watch it. It had never been my favorite show, and I even remember scoffing a few times when news of the reboot first surfaced. When February rolled around and social media blew up, I grew curious and was hooked within the first episode. My friends would tease me as I blew past the first season and watched the characters taking selfies and making digs at current presidential candidates; it’s like they never left. Being a part of the target audience for these reboots, I am waiting in anticipation for a slew of release dates. Here are just a few reboots to expect.

Gilmore Girls
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The town of Stars Hollow is back, along with our favorite mother and daughter duo. The Gilmore Girls reboot has been under constant scrutiny since its confirmation. Almost the entire original cast will be making an appearance, including the much anticipated Melissa McCarthy as our favorite chef, Sookie. While questions and mysteries have been surrounding this reunion, a few things have been released — including the fact that there will be four installments, each with the title of a season. Each of Rory’s old flames will be making appearances, and for all those disappointed with the series’ final season, you can rest assured because original writers Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino are in charge of the reunion, giving our favorite characters the endings they deserve.

Bewitched

All it takes is a twitch of the nose, and the beloved Bewitched returns to television. This reboot has found a home on NBC and promises to be a modern twist on the story we all know and love. The show will revolve on Samantha’s granddaughter Daphne, a young witch who isn’t afraid to use her magic to get what she wants. I can’t wait to see if she wiggles her nose while taking a selfie.

The School of Rock
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This 2003 movie was an instant hit and even inspired a Broadway musical. Now, School of Rock is a television series on Nickelodeon. The show aired on March 12 and promises to have just as much music and rock as the movie. The premise of the show is almost identical to its movie inspiration, just with a new cast and substitute teacher. I’m not sure how it will compare to the first, but it certainly will be interesting to watch.

Powerpuff Girls

You all know the short nursery rhyme: girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Growing up in the ’90s, that rhyme also happened to be the ingredients used to make the Powerpuff Girls, kindergartners by morning and superheroes in the afternoon. Cartoon Network has recently released a reboot of our three favorite little heroines, kicking the show off with the social media campaign Powerpuff Yourself, which became an overnight hit. Who wouldn’t want to be a super-powered kindergartner?

Prison Break

The hit show Prison Break ended in 2009, but it’s already back for a reboot. FOX network officially declared they would be making a season 5 of the hit show early this year and that it would pick up a few years after the season 4 finale. Leading actors Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell will of course be in the reboot, along with Sarah Wayne Callies who plays Dr. Sara Tancredi. What will happen to the notorious brothers now?

 

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