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Some Things Are Sacred — Please, Hollywood, Never Reboot These Shows

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Nov 04, 2013 | 8:00am EST

We’ll concede that the reboots of Doctor Who, 90210 and Degrassi are more popular than anyone could have guessed. But that doesn’t mean every semi-successful show should be given the same treatment, no matter how popular they are on video-on-demand services. (Looking at you, Charmed.) Some series are just fine the way they are, thank you very much. We’re already wary of Girl Meets World; we don’t need any more reboots of shows we hold dear.

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Sure, maybe witches are in again because of AHS Coven and The Vampire Diaries, but let’s not bring back Sabrina the Teenage Witch. There was a movie, a TV series, and an animated series. Sabrina needs a break. 

My So-Called Life

Although My So-Called Life was axed a little prematurely, the show is so undeniably '90s that bringing it back would be an affront to the decade. Besides, the whole show would consist of Angela Chase Facebook-stalking Jordan Catalano, not that we would blame her.

Dawson’s Creek

The love triangle of Dawson, Pacey, and Joey was a rollercoaster for anyone growing up in the '90s. Now, however, it seems like there’s a love triangle everywhere you look thanks to Twilight. So let’s let this story rest.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The television show itself was a reboot from the 1992 film of the same name. You can’t reboot a reboot! That’s crazy talk! (We’re willing to give up Angel though.)

Friends

You can’t bring back Friends, unless it’s fifty years in the future for a cool mash up of Friends and The Golden Girls. Because we’d totally watch that show. 

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