Yes, so there was Joey, but we don’t really count Joey. 10 perfect seasons of pre-Facebook awkwardness. Chemistry. The Rachel. The apartment. THE MOMENT SHE GOT OFF THE PLANE. Imagine a Friends without Jennifer Aniston and co. In a new Central Perk. Where they actually PAY for coffee. NO. Not happening.
2. PRIDE & PREJUDICE
The BBC version, naturally. I am still in denial about the Keira Knightly travesty. Jennifer Ehle IS Lizzy. Colin Firth wouldn’t be Colin Firth had he not been Darcy. Imagine a world where that lake scene was copied with another man donning the sodden breeches. Then weep into your smelling salts crying ‘IS NOTHING SACRED’
3. GILMORE GIRLS
I am 99.9% sure that Lauren Graham is actually Lorelei, and Gilmore Girls is in fact her life. I would prefer it if nobody disabused me of this notion, and also if she could feed me endless coffee and pop tarts. Yes please.
I’m going to state the obvious: it should never have been cancelled. Luckily we have Serenity, but we were cheated out of more Malcolm Reynolds escapades, and that would make even shiny happy Kayleigh pissed. Yet to remake a Joss Wheedon show- ANY Joss Wheedon show- is TV suicide. He is THE MASTER- and not in the ‘Buffy’ sense of the word…at least I hope not….
Unless the group get back together this one is strictly off limits. Utterly original; they scripted, they acted, they cracked us up. Any replications would be poor substitutes- NOT a cunning plan.
7. THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF
Without Mary there is no show. Bow down before Berry- and let her eat cake.