Seeing as exam season is upon us, I thought I’d dedicate a post to that one important thing we’re all doing right now: binge-watching TV. Don’t lie to me, you stopped revising about 5 episodes ago didn’t you?
What I want to talk about in particular is revival shows. So many TV shows are jumping on the revival bandwagon that it makes me wonder whether they should bother or not? I mean, I don’t blame writers for wanting to do it. If a show has a big fanbase, there’s a guaranteed audience. Kerching. But they also run the risk of ruining what was once a good show. Not to mention the cast will be at least 10 years older, and that’s just sad.
Last week, yet another Friends reunion hoax went viral. I mean c’mon, if you’re a true Friends fan you would have noticed that it was shared by a fake Facebook page, and you would accept that it’s never going to happen, because it shouldn’t. So many people fell for it, and it’s pretty sad. It’s been nearly 23 years since the show began, and nearly 13 since it ended, people need to let it go. Why ruin a perfectly good ending? Everyone’s older now, things have changed. It wouldn’t be the Friends we all know and love.
That said, sometimes reunions work. I’d say Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life was pretty successful. The only downer is that I’m currently where Rory was at the end of season 7; a fresh-faced graduate excited to go out into the real world. So watching A Year in the Life seemed a bit like fast-forwarding into my future, and it didn’t look good. Nevertheless, fans went crazy for it, and they actually got to hear the highly anticipated last four words. But when the revival show ends on a bombshell, people start questioning whether there’ll be another revival. A re-revival, if you will. When does it end?
As for this year’s revivals, I’ve never watched Twin Peaks so I can’t get excited for that, even though it’s been 25 years in the making, but I will watch the new Will & Grace. I guess I’ll just have to binge on all 8 seasons now, though. Maybe that’s something that can wait until after my last exam…