Please Never Revive These 10 Quintessential ‘90s Shows
Unnecessary ’90s nostalgia is all around us, from the hoopla over the most likely “oh god, why is this happening?” Full House revival, to all the down and dirty details of Lifetime’s Saved by the Bell…thing. Here are 10 shows that should never, ever be revived, whether because they’re great as is or because they’re terrible and we shouldn’t feel nostalgic for them. EVER.
Sweet Valley High
I’ll cop to reading these books obsessively when I was younger (though nothing in my heart will replace my love for The Babysitters’ Club), and I expected the show to be a fully realized version of the series. Alas, it wasn’t, but it still somehow lasted for four seasons. Let’s not make the same mistake again.
As much as I want Sarah Michelle Gellar in a show worthy of her talents (i.e. not Ringer or The Crazy Ones), this short-lived soap opera wouldn’t translate well today. It sounds like Gossip Girl lite, and that’s a double negative that doesn’t make a positive.