Retro seems to be the “In Thing” these days. We seem to want to relive better – yes I’ll say it – Happy Days. Classic television shows are do-overs as movies and “new television” series. How many can you name? I can name a bunch because I’ve been told I have a mind like a steel trap. (Could that be another way of saying “anal retentive?”)
Hollywood complains about not getting new ideas; yet they keep regurgitating the same old shit. Lucky for them, some of it is successful like the movie The Fugitive with Harrison Ford. Television’s 2010 version of Hawaii Five-O seems to be doing pretty well, but I’ll always prefer Jack Lord saying: “Book ‘em Danno.”
Thank heavens Magnum P.I. redux fell through – oh how I hope it stays that way. I mean come on: William H. Macy as Higgy Baby, Steve Zahn as Rick and who could forget the stupid casting choice of Matthew McConaughey (and his ever present Texas accent) as My Hero. Give me a break before I have my own personal reflux.
I like William H. Macy and Steve Zahn; but not as those characters. I’ve seen many of Matthew McConaughey’s movies, but he always plays Matthew McConaughey just like Fran Drescher and Tony Danza always play themselves, but with different last names. (How cute is that?)
And let’s not forget the retooling of The A Team. I haven’t seen the big screen version. I’m still having too much fun watching the little screen version. Thank goodness for syndication.
To paraphrase television’s campy cult classic Batman: Tune in tomorrow. Same Bat Time. Same Bat Channel to see what “retro” Hollywood will dream up next.