Friends: The One We Can’t Reboot
It’s a pattern we’ve seen repeated for over a decade. A network needs a hit show and they want a guaranteed success. How do they ensure this happens? They reboot something familiar.
Netflix has given us shows like Fuller House and Arrested Development. ABC had a hit with its reboot of Roseanne, then The Conners when Roseanne Barr got fired. CBS has given us Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. A new generation has been exposed to 90210 and Archie (via Riverdale). This list could go on and on.