I’ve had it. I know we’re supposed to conserve and reuse but I still get aggravated that I now have to ask for the little cardboard collar on my Starbucks cup so that I don’t burn off my fingerprints while drinking my Tall. Though I understand the merits of recycling, I don’t want it to apply to my morning beverage and I don’t want it to apply to my entertainment. Selfish, I know.
It’s bad enough that I’ve had to suffer through the movie remakes of bad seventies shows such as Charlie’s Angels and Starsky and Hutch. And I am trying, unsuccessfully, to work towards acceptance of eighties videos being transformed into Broadway shows.
Now, NBC is doing a television series called Parenthood. Does this sound at all familiar? It should. Parenthood was a 1989 movie starring Steve Martin. That movie resulted in a short-lived 1990 television series spin-off with Ed Begley, Jr. You may not remember the show because it was on for, like, twelve minutes. And now that’s being remade. Again. A remake remake.
I have a message for all these nostalgic, retro-happy, fresh out of ideas Hollywood execs: Einstein’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Just think about it.