Posts Tagged ‘remake’

Movies are the New TV

Posted by BRADY in Square Eyes

January 10th, 2012, 02:39 PM

Party Down cater Jack Bauer’s party for killing his 1000th terrorist? I smell a crossover film!

It seems like for the past decade or so, any time a beloved show goes off the air (even when the audience who loves that is teeny tiny) rumors spring up about a continuation of the series in grand movie fashion. Of course all the fan letter writing campaigns and online petitions in the world usually can’t do much to help them get made. Of course there are the exceptions, like Sex and the City, but overall TV shows don’t end up making it to the big screen. Or when they do it’s a weird, tongue in cheek remake of a show from the 70’s or 80’s. I’m looking at you Dukes of Hazzard, The Brady Bunch, Starsky and Hutch, Get Smart…well, you get the point.

But a few months back we got some exciting news: an Arrested Development movie is actually going to be made! Then news on a Party Down movie! Then Entourage! Then 24! The floodgates have opened up, and the struggling movie business has seemingly decided this is the new trend. They’ve already done comic books (and show so sign of stopping), video games (somehow Resident Evil movies continue to get made), and toys (though Transformers will live on, the new, undoubtedly awful Battleship movie should pretty effectively kill this trend), so why not TV? I mean at least those shows, particularly 24, have a built in fan base. And even cult favorites like Arrested Development and Party Down, far more popular after cancellation, have great potential to make money. Those guys are used to working on TV budgets and their fans will surely pay to see their favorite show live on multiple times in theaters.

So I say hoorah for this new trend! Now please apply it to every canceled TV show I’ve ever loved.

Coming Soon: The Golden Chicas!

Posted by KAT in The Golden Girls

September 17th, 2009, 11:30 AM

The Golden Girls

ZOMG!  Could this day get any better?

Jezebel’s got the scoop:

According to a press release, Disney’s announced “a Latin American reversioning” of The Golden Girls, Los Años Dorados. It’s tailored for a Hispanic audience with actresses from Mexico, Colombia and Cuba; set in Miami and filming in Venezuela. ¿Cheesecake, anyone?

Oh HELL YES!  I haven’t been this excited since the Turkish Golden Girls were announced.

What do you think?  Blanche Deveraux, Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nyland, and Sophia Petrillo recast with a group of senior Latinas?  Muy bien!

I hope the “reversioning” includes infusing The Golden Chicas with some local flavor.  Flan instead of cheesecake?

The CW Remakes Seinfeld!

Posted by KAT in 90210, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Melrose Place (2009), Seinfeld

September 11th, 2009, 04:19 PM

Funny or Die brings us a sneak preview of another remake by the fine folks at The CW.  Following in the footsteps of the Beverly Hills, 90210 remake 90210 and the revamped Melrose Place, check out the upcoming Seinfeld 2.0:

What’s the deal with how crappy that is?  Jk jk jk jk jk don’t mean to be a jerk.

A great idea, with poor execution.  I understand this is a joke about how CW shows are vapid and infused with hoodies and references to texting (sexting?).  But…. eh.  Could be much, much better.  Performing Seinfeld lines in a monotone ain’t a joke.  It’s kind of depressing.

Would’ve been funny to create new one-liners.  Throw in a joke about the Internet maybe?

Turkish Golden Girls Revealed!

Posted by KAT in The Golden Girls

April 16th, 2009, 01:05 PM

It’s your lucky day, people!  Two Golden Girls posts in two days!!!!

Yesterday, we told you the Turks were doin’ it up right with a Turkish-flavored version of our beloved Golden Girls, miniseries style, to be titled Altin Kizlar.

Today, we reveal to you their faces!  Check out this cast shot:

The Golden Girls / Altin Kizlar

From Broadcastnow UKAward-winning feature film actress Hülya Koçyiğit will play Ismet, theatre actress Nevra Serezli takes the role of Gonul, former politician and actress Fatma Girik is cast as Safiye and one of Turkey’s most famous actresses, Türkan Şoray, portrays Inci. The first episode aired on 12 April.

Now color us confused, but Erin and I can’t figure out exactly who’s who!

There’s the obvious Sophia with the veil, and the likely Dorothy with the short hair… but is that gal in the blue wearing a slutty feather boa or a wacky feather boa? That’d help with the Blanche/Rose distinction. Though I suppose the one with the long dark hair must be Blanche on account of she’s basically a sexpot.

Whew!  Case closed, right?

Turkey Day: Golden Girls Get Turkish Makeover!

Posted by KAT in The Golden Girls

April 15th, 2009, 02:59 PM

The Golden GirlsOh, WHAT?!

Us Square Eyes ladies love us some Golden Girls, which is why we were pleased as punch to hear the following news.

Turkey is remaking the beloved U.S. sitcom!  Following a deal with Disney-ABC-ESPN Television, Play Productions will be releasing a 13-part Golden Girls miniseries with a Turkish twist.

The show will star feature film actress Hulya Kocyigit as Dorothy, theater actress Nevra Serezli as Blanche, former politician and actress Fatma Girik as Sophia, and high-profile actress Turkan Soray as Rose.  Dunno who any of those babes are, but I’m sure they’re awesome!

The studio will also be adapting According to Jim and Hope & Faith.  Whatevs.

Back to the Girls.  I’m really curious to hear what kind of cultural amendments will be made to the series to make it Turkishly relevant.  Will the Girls trade their cheesecake in for baklava?  Will Rose’s stories start with “Back in the Ottoman Empire…” in lieu of St. Olaf?  Will “Thank You For Being a Friend” be translated into Turkish?

We’ll have to wait and see.  Just promise you’ll stay golden, Turkish Golden Girls.

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