Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Express Checkout: Time Travel, Emmys and Dirty Dancing

Insta-Fail? ABC and Friends creator Marta Kauffman are teaming up to bring The Time Traveler's Wife to television as a weekly series. If you've read this blog for a while, you know that I've sort of documented the fact that if you are introducing a show that is based on time travel, it has to be pretty spectacular to make it past its first season these days, as it seems that the American viewing public can't really get into new series like these anymore. So, despite the weepy sentiments of a generation of film goers, I still don't think this one is going the distance.

Family Guy Emmy videos: I am sure some of you have seen those videos Seth MacFarlane and company have been making mocking their fellow nominees for the Best Comedy Show award. I don't know about you, but if I was an Emmy voter, that would definitely make me want to vote against them. And I would say that even if another show was doing the same thing. It isn't edgy... it is just sort of sad really, so as a strategy, it is poor at best.

Dirty remake: I've recently read that now there is a Dirty Dancing remake on the table. Seriously, I think it is ice floe time for the group of executives that are just greenlighting all this stuff, because if this is the best they can come up with, well, we deserve better. I mean, this irks me more than the reported White Chicks sequel that is also in the works.


Lee Sargent said...

I just yesterday found out that a remake of Outland is being made.


Outland does not need to be remade it just needs to be watched by more people!!!

I wish they would start to roll these films out on the big screen rather than remaking them.

Semaj said...

Family Guy: Just watched the Family Guy Emmy videos. I personally think they're a bit too tame. and you're right it isn't edgy at all. I would have made the videos a bit more biting

Time Traveler's Wife: I guess they forgot how well Uncle Buck did on TV or My Big Fat Greek Life, or Bill and Ted's TV show.

Dirty Dancing: Pretty much every "dance" movie has been a cheap remake. Also Does that mean in 20 years we'll see a remake of the remake?

Tracey said...

I am deeply disturbed by the idea of a Dirty Dancing remake... deeply disturbed ... :(

MC said...

Lee: When they announced Robocop was on that block, all hope should have been lost for us all.

Semaj: Well, they are using their old footage too, so it isn't like it is even original animation. And yes, we may see a remake of the remake.

Tracey: You should be. I am not a fan of the original film, but it doesn't need a remake at all.