Daily Archives: April 16, 2020

Thoughts On the Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster Reboots

In every generation, it is expected that one looks to the past for entertainment. This leads to reboots and re-imaginings of beloved classics of the past.

These days, it seems like television networks and movie studios are relying on material from the 1980’s and 1990’s to grab the attention of audiences.

The latest programs to be rebooted are Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster.

As much as the writer in me loathes reboots and re-imaginings because Hollywood often takes the easy way out, I cannot say anything bad thing about these programs. They take me back to a simpler time when I didn’t have to worry about everything that comes with being an adult. For a short time, I can look back and remember why I loved these shows as a kid.

With everything that is going on these days, its easy to get caught up in the intensity that is adulthood. If I can sit back, relax and go back to a simpler time, if only for thirty minutes once a week, I will take it.

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Throwback Thursday-Glee (2009-2015)

For many, high school is difficult, to say the least. But, if you can find a group of friends, the experience is just a tiny bit easier.

Glee aired from 2009-2015. The show followed a glee club as they perform while balancing everything that is high school. Led by teacher Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and egged on Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch), this musical take on high school was and still is unique within the genre of teen based television shows.

I was not a huge fan of Glee. I may have watched an episode or two, but it was not one of the programs that I regularly tuned in for. That being said, I can understand the appeal of this show and I appreciated the diversity of the characters.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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