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No New Ideas


I’m thoroughly convinced.  Hollywood has officially run out of ideas.

We were watching commercial TV last night.  The big promo was the announcement of the premiere of the new TV show Prison Break!  (Hmmm?  Wasn’t there a show with a similar title a few years back?  Hey look! – they have the same cast!)

Television has a plethora of repeats or re-writes.  Time After Time, based on the 70’s film with the same name, is now a series.  (BTW – there are at least another THREE time-travel-themed TV shows.  Stop looking at each other’s papers!)

I realize there are only so many formats, and popular themes make money.  And, to be honest, I enjoy some of the retreads.

But, how many?

Sherlock Holmes, Elementary, Star Trek Generation ∞, C.H.I.P.s, Going in Style, ….

When did sequels and re-writes champion original ideas and thoughts?  (not to mention some re-makes are abysmal!  The Man From UNCLE?)

Get some original ideas, people!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


8 thoughts on “No New Ideas

  1. Clearly, the writers and producers are out of ideas altogether. “I know! Let’s resurrect something that was popular before, and then change it so it’s not derivative!”


    Posted by Rev. Paul | April 5, 2017, 10:20 am
  2. There are only SO many ways to do Romeo and Juliet… And that’s all any of them are…

    Posted by Old NFO | April 5, 2017, 4:56 pm
  3. For the past several years (decades?), there have been two kinds of movie dramas and one kind of movie comedy: CGI bloodbaths designed to draw in 12-year-olds, men-are-scum chick flicks, and comedies based on flatulence. Movies that a couple can enjoy together are a thing of the past (like me).
    And yes, I’m an old geezer. Stay off my lawn!

    Posted by Old 1811 | April 6, 2017, 6:17 am
    • I like the CGI bloodbaths , as long as there is a plot and character development. But I generally agree with you.
      The last ‘men have princpals’ film was probably McClintock!
      I, too, am a law-protecting geezer!
      (and great to hear from you!)

      Posted by guffaw1952 | April 6, 2017, 6:57 am
  4. I would not mind repeated ideas if they came in the form of Millennium, Brimstone and of course Firefly.

    Posted by bobb topp | April 6, 2017, 6:54 am

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