10 Rebooted TV Shows That Were Better Than The Original

A reboot can either be a heartless cash-grab, or it can improve on the original in every way.


We’re living in an age of remakes, revivals, and reboots. A lot of the time that means having to put up with sad rehashes of The X-Files or tedious nostalgia-fests like Fuller House. It seems that no TV executive has ever heard the phrase “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”

Every month a new TV reboot or remake is announced, dragging a property out from decades in the grave or adapting a successful show from another country simply because it’s possible. Sure, it’s easy to complain about bad TV, but what’s hard is sifting through the pile of endless reboots to find something watchable.

Even better than watchable though, is great, and sometimes a TV reboot can be just that. Mixing the right behind the scenes talent with the right cast could actually elevate a TV reboot to the point where the original version looks like a pale imitation. This type of TV reboot doesn’t come along very often, but when it does it’s the job of us as television fans to sit up and take notice - and then binge every episode over the course of one sickening weekend.

It’s true that OG TV is usually your best bet, but when it comes to these 10 shows it’s safe to skip the original and follow the old saying: out with the old and in with the new.


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