Reboots are the new thing in tinsel-town and we have been craving one for the classic That ‘70s Show. Let’s look at the upsides (and the downsides) of a reboot.
- A sweet walk down the memory lane
- A peek into the lives of our favourite characters
- A fair chance at a do-over
- The best of the ‘90s
- A proper Goodbye
Like everything under the sky, even reboots have an upside and a downside. Read on to find out the perks and quirks that would come as a baggage if That ‘70s Show decides to enter the reboot rave party.
A sweet walk down the memory lane
The primary drive for any classic show’s revival to work is the nostalgia. Too much new content is surfacing every day, making the viewing experience a tad overwhelming. Sometimes, all we want is to sit back, relax, and watch the same shows over and over, reminding us of the better times.
That ‘70s Show had been a staple for many years, and it would be exciting to revisit the Forman basement again. The sweet sense of nostalgia surrounding Point Place and the gang, definitely calls for a reboot of That ‘70s Show.
Downside: Revivals are often compared with the original shows which mostly sets unrealistic goals. The effect of nostalgia is not a long-lasting one, and it’s only natural to find irregularities in the revival when compared to the original show. Many reboots in the past have suffered in the hands of comparison, which might also be the case for That ‘70s Show.
A peek into the lives of our favourite characters
A reboot of That ‘70s Show will allow us to find where life has taken our favourite characters. Besides, the ending of the original show had left many loose ends. Fans would want to know how the future has treated Eric and Donna, what Kitty and Red have been up to, and how the gang has been keeping up with each other. A reboot will be like catching up with old school friends and being inspired by the amazing stories of how far they’ve come.
Downside: The reboot it might also shatter our illusions of the happy relationships. It could ruin the whole experience by breaking up solid relationships for lame reasons or by causing tensions among the gang.
A fair chance at a do-over
Revivals are a great way of correcting past mistakes in the show. A reboot of That ‘70s Show would give the characters a chance at a do over. It would offer explanations and apologies for ruining relationships like Donna and Eric. It could rectify the Randy timeline, as well as alter the wild pairing up of Fez and Jackie (seriously, what was up with that!).
Downside: There’s a fair chance of changing things that we loved about the characters. There’s been evidence where fans have ended up hating the revivals of the characters they adored in the original shows. In that case, a reboot might totally backfire.
The best of the ‘90s
It makes no sense for That ‘70s Show reboot to be set in the ‘70s. If we are to catch the gang in the future it would probably be two decades later into their lives – the ‘90s. It would be interesting to experience the adult version of the gang. It would also have the best references from the past decade, hitting the ‘90s nostalgia chord. People love that, don’t they?
Downside: The revival might be set in the ‘90s, which renders the title redundant. Without the title having its original sense, the whole purpose would be missing. Fans would hardly be able to connect with the show anymore.
A proper goodbye
The final season of the original show felt rushed and unplanned. With Eric and Kelso out, the storyline for the finale suffered greatly. A reboot of That ‘70s Show might be a chance at fixing that. Fans would get to say a proper goodbye to the characters and the show without being forced into it.
Downside: Considering the pattern of revivals, they are usually not very satisfying. Fans often end up disliking revivals due to poor execution that fail to keep up with expectations.
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