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2021-08-01 1:19:39 AM  
I'd like to see the return of Friday the 13th The Series.  Always loved that show and it never really got a proper ending.  Chris Wiggins who played Jack died some time ago but I think everyone else is still alive.
 
2021-08-01 1:23:37 AM  
The West wing. The actors proved recently that they still have it, too, with that HBO special.
 
2021-08-01 2:04:02 AM  
Burns and Allen.  I know they're dead, we'll just dig em up.

If we're limiting it to shows with actors that are still alive, I'd be interested to see Scrubs' take on covid.
 
2021-08-01 2:13:19 AM  
Police Squad, in color
 
2021-08-01 2:45:56 AM  
"Dead Like Me" so they can make up for that godawful "Dead like Me: Life After Death" movie.
 
2021-08-01 3:16:41 AM  
Pushing Daisies
Braindead
Sledgehammer
Watchmen
Happy!
G-Force
Better of Ted
A-Team
Reaper
Galavant
Breaking-In
Gifted
Agent Carter
Soul Eater
Vagrant Queen
Wilfred
Psych
Mutant X
Jack of All Trades
Burn Notice
Mythbusters
Primeval
Misfits
Luke Cage/Daredevil/Jessica Jones/Defenders (but NOT Iron FIst)
Lost Girl
Killjoys
Haven

Warehouse 13
 
2021-08-01 4:23:50 AM  

hebrides: Mrs. Heb rightly suggested this:

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Bringing back Jack too, of course, even if only in a recurring cameo sort of way.


Bringing back General Hammond could be a bit awkward though.....
 
2021-08-01 4:43:29 AM  
Terriers.
 
2021-08-01 4:55:59 AM  
Imagine this farked up story:
Group of grunts on guard/inventory duty in a storage warehouse playing cards since it's a cold and boring night. They are sweating like pigs, no shirts, complaining about the heat. One guard asks another where the thermostat is to turn off the heat. Nobody knows. They all get up to look. They can't find one. A few more seconds of investigation, and they identify the heat is not from the climate control system, but from a crate in the warehouse marked PQL-116X-A784-C. The sheet says "DO NOT OPEN - CLASSIFIED CONTENTS" and to contact SecNav in case of emergency. One guard grabs his cell phone to call the number, the others freak out, but he makes the call anyway.
The scene flips back and forth between the guard and SecNav. SecNav is torqued at first, but as soon as he hears the crate number, he suddenly asks questions, and said he will be right there. SecNav then places a call asking for a pickup, and they will be picking up a retired Admiral on the way back to base...
Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice.. oops, wrong show... 
The shot shows an old man with a cigar in a hot tub from behind.
Three attractive younger women in the hot tub with him...
One just removed her top... Then the doorbell rings... You see the old man stand up...
The camera work stays behind him as he puts on his robe and walks to the door...
He opens the door... Its a uniformed guy saying "You are needed on base. SecNav is waiting in the car for you..."
Next cut scene....
You see the cars rolling up to the warehouse on base...
Again, the camera angle stays behind the retired Admiral and SecNav.
Its snowing, but around the storage facility, its just wet. No snow on the roof or ground immediately around it...
As the men approach, a bluish white light flashes...
The men run inside...
Next cut scene, you see Retired Admiral Al Calavicci..Staring...Across the crate.. 
At himself....As the camera pans around... the first Al is now Sam....
Queue Intro....
And it only gets better from there.. :) 
In this episode, the goal is to prevent the destruction of the equipment, and try to do a little bit of an upgrade to use newer tech. Maybe even a phone app for Ziggy :)
THe whole story is in my head...Even leaping back into the first leap, but this time playing someone else.. (albeit would need some cgi to make people look younger but could be a different character entirely in the episode, just to make it confusing)...
BUt before that episode..
He leaps back...to the old final episode...
but now, He's the bartender...
talking to.. himself....
And his goal is to get his original self to understand how imporant his work is...
And he can't leap out until his old self leaps out first..
ANyway, it was just an idea...
I doubt any of the Bellisarios would ever come to me for content ideas :)
 
2021-08-01 5:23:16 AM  

realmolo: "House"

Just bring it back. Have Wilson miraculously survive, and Cuddy return.

And go back to the "case of the week" stuff, and have House himself not be a complete lunatic like he was in the later seasons.

The first 2 or 3 seasons of that show were so great. The fourth seasons was pretty good. After that, it just went off-the-rails. Most shows start to lose the magic after 3 or 4 seasons at most, but they don't go STUPID like that show did. Laurie was (sort-of) carrying that show on pure charisma for the last few seasons.


Anthology shows have this bad habit. They start out amazing. Really slow character development with essentially no continuous plot. Then the longer they stay on the more they feel the urge to do a major plot. Honestly, those tend to start okay, but then they realize they need to keep going more "epic" to justify continuing the show and it continues to get worse. You're kind of lucky if the show decides to end instead of going past the point of no return. Kind of like how Sherlock stopped at 2 seasons and a Christmas special instead of gradually degrading quality and eventually deciding to do a crossover show with the Saw movies.

Eureka is another example where the "x of the week" was awesome and then it didn't get better with the major arcs. By the end its a totally different type of show that you probably wouldn't have watched in the first place.
 
2021-08-01 5:27:21 AM  
ALF.

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2021-08-01 7:35:26 AM  

abmoraz: Pushing Daisies
Braindead
Sledgehammer
Watchmen
Happy!
G-Force
Better of Ted
A-Team
Reaper
Galavant
Breaking-In
Gifted
Agent Carter
Soul Eater
Vagrant Queen
Wilfred
Psych
Mutant X
Jack of All Trades
Burn Notice
Mythbusters
Primeval
Misfits
Luke Cage/Daredevil/Jessica Jones/Defenders (but NOT Iron FIst)
Lost Girl
Killjoys
Haven

Warehouse 13


I suspect you'd like The Good Guys, if you haven't seen it.  (A dysfunctional cop like Sledehammer by the guy who made Burn Notice, with Anya from Reaper)

Rather than just naming *everything*, I'll go with:

Better off Ted,
Coupling (UK version), and
Roughnecks: The Starship Trooper Chronicles*

*so they can just finish the story!   I bought the DVDs as they were released (so like $30 each), in hopes they might give us closure to the cliffhanger because they ran behind schedule

/surprised Dark Angel hasn't been mentioned
//or Flying Circus
 
2021-08-01 7:46:34 AM  

Captain Steroid: ALF.

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There were reports a couple of years back that it was happening.  No idea if it died because of 2020, or something before that:

https://filmschoolrejects.com/alf-ret​u​rn/?amp

I suspect you'd have problems getting all of the family back, though.  Supposedly there were a lot of incidents where they fell into the trapdoors for the puppeteer, and were quite pissed off by the end of the show, especially the dad.

/now I wish I had said Greg the Bunny.
//and time to see if Unhappily Ever After is streaming, as I only saw a few episodes
 
2021-08-01 7:52:46 AM  
The Middleman
 
2021-08-01 7:59:51 AM  

Oneiros: /surprised Dark Angel hasn't been mentioned


Was that a real show? I only saw the teasers and it was such an obvious "look at the sexy teen in tight leather" fest that I told Mrs Clam "some guy will get caught jerking off to that." Ads pushed that thing for months and then it was never heard from again, until Peter Griffin mentioned it in his list of shows that would have to be cancelled to bring Family Guy back.

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At the time I had to do a mockup of a website showing enrolled users, and I made one like this:
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Dark Angel


Now I can't see "Dark Angel" without thinking of a fat cat.
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2021-08-01 9:14:20 AM  
If they hadn't wrapped up everything so thoroughly, I'd love to see more Justified. Oliphant and Goggins.
 
2021-08-01 9:51:50 AM  

mechgreg: The obvious choice is Newsradio.


Without Hartman there's a lot missing.  And fark Andy Dick.
 
2021-08-01 10:08:35 AM  

poncelet: Community!  Although Chevy Chase would instantly quit.


It started out great but the last couple seasons were just wierd for the sake of being weird.

Another vote for The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

And go ahead and block me but Enterprise. It just got good in its last season.
 
2021-08-01 10:10:00 AM  
And Veep. The most hilarious show ever.
 
2021-08-01 11:01:11 AM  

Oneiros: I suspect you'd like The Good Guys, if you haven't seen it. (A dysfunctional cop like Sledehammer by the guy who made Burn Notice, with Anya from Reaper)


Staring Colin Hanks as his straight-man side-kick.  Yup.  I remember it.  It was entertaining for the season it got.
 
2021-08-01 11:05:52 AM  

BMFPitt: [Fark user image 425x577]


Nuts.
 
2021-08-01 11:50:41 AM  
The Man Show
 
2021-08-01 12:10:40 PM  
Some shows that I haven't properly watched but sound good enough for one:

Metaloclaypse (Saw about one episode that ended on a cliffhanger and liked it, vowed to get back to it, was about to do so years later and then discovered that it had been canceled on another cliffhanger).

Kings (Haven't seen a second of it, but Fark and the reviews I read of it made it sound really good)
 
2021-08-01 12:22:09 PM  
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2021-08-01 12:25:55 PM  

realmolo: "House"

Just bring it back. Have Wilson miraculously survive, and Cuddy return.

And go back to the "case of the week" stuff, and have House himself not be a complete lunatic like he was in the later seasons.

The first 2 or 3 seasons of that show were so great. The fourth seasons was pretty good. After that, it just went off-the-rails. Most shows start to lose the magic after 3 or 4 seasons at most, but they don't go STUPID like that show did. Laurie was (sort-of) carrying that show on pure charisma for the last few seasons.


If House came back today it would immediately be cancelled by the woke losers on twitter.  Seriously go rewatch the show and tell me they would let it air nowadays.
 
2021-08-01 12:26:11 PM  

Confabulat: mechgreg: The obvious choice is Newsradio.

Except now Joe Rogan would run the station.


I'd give my left nut to have Phil Hartman alive again...

/damn dusty in here...
 
2021-08-01 12:37:08 PM  
Happy Days. The world would finally find out what Chuck has been doing these past 40+ years.
 
2021-08-01 1:02:32 PM  

Oneiros: Coupling (UK version)


With Jeff. Oliver was okay, but too much a Jeff MkII.

/And if you could bring back Lou Gish as well that would be great.
 
2021-08-01 1:05:10 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: [Fark user image 488x488]


I remember watching Manimal as a kid and seeing him turn into an eagle, with his hands turning into the claws and I thought "What? No, that's not where the hands would be!"
 
2021-08-01 1:27:41 PM  

Fear the Clam: Oneiros: /surprised Dark Angel hasn't been mentioned

Was that a real show? I only saw the teasers and it was such an obvious "look at the sexy teen in tight leather" fest that I told Mrs Clam "some guy will get caught jerking off to that." Ads pushed that thing for months and then it was never heard from again, until Peter Griffin mentioned it in his list of shows that would have to be cancelled to bring Family Guy back.

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At the time I had to do a mockup of a website showing enrolled users, and I made one like this:
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Dark Angel


Now I can't see "Dark Angel" without thinking of a fat cat.
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Yep, it was a real show.

It was a dystopian future sci-fi, where society had partially collapsed (checkpoints between sections of the city, stuff like that)

But there was a lab who had genetically modified kids with spliced animal DNA, and one of the batches had escaped, and now years later they're young adults and hiding out in the city

But they sometimes have weird medical issues due to their modifications, and there are other batches of kids (managed by adults) who are hunting them.

Yes, there was Jessica Alba and others in tight clothes, but it had that kinda Max Headroom dystopian vibe, pushing back against the corporate / military oppression.

And these days, most people probably don't cringe every time they see a Pontiac Aztek
 
2021-08-01 1:38:50 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Oneiros: Coupling (UK version)

With Jeff. Oliver was okay, but too much a Jeff MkII.

/And if you could bring back Lou Gish as well that would be great.


Of course Jeff.  And not Jeffina.

I think I remember Oliver having a funny line once.   In a whole season.   He was no replacement for Jeff.

When I've shown it to people, I usually start them off with the Jeff-heavy episode "The Girl With Two Breasts"

Coupling Season 1 Episode 5 The Girl With Two Breasts
Youtube qIGfx4XC7EY
 
2021-08-01 1:52:04 PM  

acad1228: [Fark user image image 620x368]


Is that Continuum?  (I recognize Roger Cross, and I think that might be Lexa Doig on the far right.... But I see none of the 'good guys' from the show)

If so, another great choice.

And that reminds me (being Canadian SciFi), I'd love to have some closure for Jeremiah, too.

Damnit, now I'm getting to the 'just list everything' that I was trying to avoid

But on the 'bringing back old shows', I did like the Disney+ muppet show, except for the Beaker and Honeydew bits.  Honeydew was downright abusive to Beaker, not just a case of accidentally injuring him.
 
2021-08-01 2:11:43 PM  
Black Adder
 
2021-08-01 2:13:21 PM  

Billy Liar: Confabulat: jasonvatch: WKRP in Cincinnati

They did that already with the New WKRP in Cincinnati in the 1990s but they only had Herb, Les, and the Big Guy with the rest of the cast as recurring guest stars.

It didn't last long.

So now it would be The Les Nessman Show.


...and he'd finally get his helicopter.
 
2021-08-01 2:14:55 PM  

Oneiros: acad1228: [Fark user image image 620x368]

Is that Continuum?  (I recognize Roger Cross, and I think that might be Lexa Doig on the far right.... But I see none of the 'good guys' from the show)

If so, another great choice.

And that reminds me (being Canadian SciFi), I'd love to have some closure for Jeremiah, too.

Damnit, now I'm getting to the 'just list everything' that I was trying to avoid

But on the 'bringing back old shows', I did like the Disney+ muppet show, except for the Beaker and Honeydew bits.  Honeydew was downright abusive to Beaker, not just a case of accidentally injuring him.


No. It's Dark Matter.  Produced by the same studio that did Umbrella Academy and Producer that did Lost Girl.

btw: That's not Lexa Doig.  It's Melissa O'Neil.
 
2021-08-01 2:15:19 PM  

jasonvatch: Billy Liar: Confabulat: jasonvatch: WKRP in Cincinnati

They did that already with the New WKRP in Cincinnati in the 1990s but they only had Herb, Les, and the Big Guy with the rest of the cast as recurring guest stars.

It didn't last long.

So now it would be The Les Nessman Show.

...and he'd finally get his helicopter.


...to prove that turkeys can fly?
 
2021-08-01 2:42:00 PM  

abmoraz: Oneiros: acad1228: [Fark user image image 620x368]

Is that Continuum?  (I recognize Roger Cross, and I think that might be Lexa Doig on the far right.... But I see none of the 'good guys' from the show)

If so, another great choice.

And that reminds me (being Canadian SciFi), I'd love to have some closure for Jeremiah, too.

Damnit, now I'm getting to the 'just list everything' that I was trying to avoid

But on the 'bringing back old shows', I did like the Disney+ muppet show, except for the Beaker and Honeydew bits.  Honeydew was downright abusive to Beaker, not just a case of accidentally injuring him.

No. It's Dark Matter.  Produced by the same studio that did Umbrella Academy and Producer that did Lost Girl.

btw: That's not Lexa Doig.  It's Melissa O'Neil.


That explains why I didn't see the evil blonde.   Okay, another one for my list of shows to watch
 
2021-08-01 2:48:40 PM  
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2021-08-01 2:49:51 PM  

jasonvatch: Night Court


I didn't get the Markie Post thing when I was a kid. 

I get it now.
 
2021-08-01 2:53:50 PM  

gunther_bumpass: jasonvatch: Night Court

I didn't get the Markie Post thing when I was a kid.
I get it now.


Same here. I also didn't realize how "gifted" she was because she always wore those business suits on the show.
 
2021-08-01 2:54:25 PM  

Cafe Threads: Barney Miller.


That was the smartest, best written, best casted sitcom within 15 years on either side.

Yes, it could have used more women, but it was a 70s cop show, so... what're ya gonna do?

Well, I guess MASH is still a contender, I don't know.
 
2021-08-01 3:01:21 PM  

bekaye: Firefly.


With cameos from Steve Landesberg and Jack Soo.
 
2021-08-01 3:24:12 PM  
Must be with the original cast.

A lot of shows featuring dug-up corpses?
Or all the cast is in walkers or wheelchairs or mobility scooters?
 
2021-08-01 3:44:39 PM  
Good Girls!
 
2021-08-01 4:06:17 PM  

gunther_bumpass: Cafe Threads: Barney Miller.

That was the smartest, best written, best casted sitcom within 15 years on either side.

Yes, it could have used more women, but it was a 70s cop show, so... what're ya gonna do?



Linda Lavin's arc as Wentworth was great.  I think they might have ended up overusing her if she stuck around.
 
2021-08-01 9:35:01 PM  

Confabulat: jasonvatch: WKRP in Cincinnati

I'd be happy just to be able to watch the reruns somewhere. I think there's something about the music they used on the show that makes it hard to find anymore (When Johnny Fever plays Pink Floyd, someone wants some money for that).


Tubi. Free app on Roku. Literally hundreds of thousands of episodes of shows (plus movies, stand-up, etc...) From most English-speaking countries incl US, and foreign-language countries as well. It's a  great find. Complete Dick van Dyke series, as well as hundreds of others. I discovered "Meet Corliss Archer," which was broadcast before I was born. Really good show.
 
2021-08-01 9:53:36 PM  
I'd like to see a show bringing an actor from an old series to a talk-show format, where he/she must answer some questions about himself/herself as well as answering questions about the character he/she played, in the character's persona/voice, not knowing when the questions will shift. (Let's say the Actor is John and the Character was Boris.)
"So, John, what is your favorite car?"
"Tell us, Boris, what did you do professionally after the series ended?  Did the farm survive the 2006 financial meltdown?"
"Boris, did any of the characters pass away in the years that followed?"
"John, was there anything about your character that you disliked personally? Could the two of you have been friends in real life?"
"Boris, what is your favorite car?"
"Boris, did your marriage to Becky survive? Are you still married?"

The idea is to get into the heads of the characters and learn how the actor saw him/her, as well as other characters. Also, for an actor who had more than one role, he/she could be pelted with several questions interspersed with other characters he/she has portrayed. The questions could come from audience or be solicited beforehand from the national/international audience.  TV series or films, but asking the actor for insights into the characters, plots and aftermaths: what happened after the show ended as well as how the actor saw he/her part, what attracted the actor to the character ("I was hungry and I had bills to pay. I would have played any part, I was that desperate."), .... The title I'd like would be "After the Last Time They Yelled. 'Cut!'" (A little wordy, I know, maybe just "After 'Cut!'"
 
2021-08-02 1:08:21 AM  
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No question. This is the show that shouldn't have gotten. The axe...
 
2021-08-02 2:12:06 AM  

Lurk Who's Talking: Confabulat: jasonvatch: WKRP in Cincinnati

I'd be happy just to be able to watch the reruns somewhere. I think there's something about the music they used on the show that makes it hard to find anymore (When Johnny Fever plays Pink Floyd, someone wants some money for that).

Tubi. Free app on Roku. Literally hundreds of thousands of episodes of shows (plus movies, stand-up, etc...) From most English-speaking countries incl US, and foreign-language countries as well. It's a  great find. Complete Dick van Dyke series, as well as hundreds of others. I discovered "Meet Corliss Archer," which was broadcast before I was born. Really good show.


Not on Tubi. But they do have Greg the Bunny.
 
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