As some of you may have heard, “Gilmore Girls” is being revived and will be airing on Netflix with four 90-minute episodes. It will bring back the love we have for the small town of Stars Hollow and the hilarious, relatable relationship between one of the best mother-daughter pairings in TV history: Lorelai and Rory. Some shows have been brought back from the dead with their own twist, but with the same characters: “Fuller House” and “Girl Meets World.” This brings to mind the question, what other shows would make such a big impact if resurrected?
- “Gossip Girl”
“Gossip Girl” was full of backstabbing friends, parents with hidden secrets and fairytale princess-like relationships. The friendships and love this show brought made us all want to live as luxuriously as those on the Upper East Side but without all the drama. If revived, “Gossip Girl” would definitely be a hit because its characters show strength, determination and loyalty, and teach us that we should try to get what we want before it’s too late.
- “Drake & Josh”
Everyone’s favorite stepbrothers. Full of crazy plot lines and catchphrases that mostly consist of Drake and Josh screaming “Megan!” at different decibels. Costars Josh Peck and Drake Bell have a remarkable chemistry that should be reignited. It was a hit back in the 2000’s and would draw those who want a whiff of their childhoods.
- “Freaks & Geeks”
Relatable and appealing to all, as seen from the title of the show. “Freaks and Geeks” brings out the laughs, the weirdness and the secret wannabe popular kid hidden in everyone. Packed with classic quotes and an A+ cast, if it were to make a comeback, it would grab the attention of millennials, those middle school kids who think they’re 24 and everyone in between.
- “Star Trek”
A Classic with an uppercase “C”. Enough said.
The wonderful brainchild of Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David. This show epitomized the 90’s while its four main characters capture the lives of struggling, hilarious working people in the city. The original “Friends” and “How I Met Your Mother,” a “Seinfeld” return will be a hit with middle-aged folks who miss their lives before the turn of the century.
- “The Office”
Full of laughs and love with a star-studded cast, a comeback would draw viewers of all backgrounds and generations. Crude humor with elaborate and well-planned pranks, “The Office” is an acquired taste, but once you get hooked, you’ll never want to stop watching. We got seven seasons with boss Michael Scott (Steve Carrell), but a comeback with him would be dramatic, hilarious, and full of “that’s what she said” jokes.
A detective with OCD? It doesn’t get any better than this. Adrian Monk continues to solve dangerous and intricate crimes, while subtly growing as an individual throughout the series. Filled with jokes and mind-blowing cases, “Monk” is a show you will want to watch with your entire family. A return will make you laugh, cry, and love this brilliant character with your entire heart. Because of this, “Monk” is an easy and obvious choice for number one.
Arts & Entertainment Writer | Class of 2019 | Major: Neuroscience | Minor: Religion