90s TV Shows That Deserve A Solid Revival

There’s plenty of quality TV shows out there, like Better Call Saul and others, we guess.

If you're not watching this, please clear your calendar and thank us later.

If you’re not watching this, please clear your calendar and thank us later.

Of course there’s lots of garbage, like the terminally unfunny Two Broke Girls, the trying too hard and on for far too long Big Bang Theory, and four out of five of the shows Comedy Central forces on its audience.

"All right fellas, we can show another block of Halfway Home or we can just run My Cousin Vinny and The Changeup again. Let's go with option B."

“All right fellas, we can show another block of Not Safe With Nikki Glaser or we can just run My Cousin Vinny and The Changeup again. Let’s go with option B.”

That weird movie with Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds trying a wee bit too hard aside, My Cousin Vinny reruns prove that people still like things from the 90s.  Think we’re wrong?  Just look at how successful the X-Files revival was!  After all of those terrible reboots of 80s franchises in the form of Michael Bay movies, shouldn’t the 90s get a shot?

"Look Scully, it's a leaked script for Michael Bay's remake of Amadeus, but all I can see are a bunch of onomotopeas."

“Look Scully, it’s a leaked script for Michael Bay’s remake of Amadeus, but all I can see are a bunch of onomatopoeias, music cues, and the phrase ‘looks super cool with a new wig,’ which is used like, ten times at least.”

So here are some TV shows that deserve a proper revival!

Star Trek

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Yes, we’re aware that Star Trek: The Next Generation and its spinoffs were already reboots of the 60s show, but the TNG universe was so expansive and interesting that a proper update with limited CGI and lots of great practical effects would be totally possible.

No, Bakula, your show never happened. Go cry into your Quantum Leap royalty checks.

No, Bakula, your show never happened. Go cry into your Quantum Leap royalty checks.

The movies have been a great addition to the franchise, but fans are longing for a well thought-out, slightly moralizing series that relies more on its actors than CGI explosions.

"You know what would be great, if instead of trying to figure out his emotions, Data just set off a bunch of explosions on Ten Forward."

“You know what would be great, if instead of trying to figure out his emotions, Data just sets off a bunch of explosions in Ten Forward while Geordi plays an electric guitar.”

Seinfeld

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OK, we know this one is sort of blasphemy, but the show would really benefit from coming back.  Sure Julia Louis-Dreyfus has a pretty good show with Veep, Jerry Seinfeld is still doing comedy, Michael Richards is, well he is, and Jason Alexander has many successful projects under his belt.

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The star of Listen Up!, Dunston Checks In, and many sleepless tearful nights.

The closest we ever got to this actually happening was Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Season 7, because Larry David will continue to make money from Seinfeld until the heat death of the universe.

Admit it, this made you wonder if it could actually happen.

Admit it, this made you wonder if it could actually happen.

Are You Afraid of The Dark 

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Children’s television is frankly too tame these days.  Sure we don’t think that Big Bird should exact Tarantino-style justice on Elmo with a Katana Sword, but this show was great at terrifying and entertaining kids, even though the effects do look a little dated.

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Nah, it holds up. Sweet dreams.

An updated version of the Midnight Society, so long as it avoids being too Millennial/Generation Z-ish, could be a great addition to the pantheon of awesome TV shows that we’re totally willing to not bootleg!

"And then Kylie's contours were totally not on fleek, zomg!"

“And then Kylie’s contours were totally not on fleek, zomg!”

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