If it’s not enough that they’ve remade the Karate Kid, now Hollywood’s mercenaries have remade Hawaii Five-O. This shouldn’t be too bad, however (book ’em, Danno!), as I never really liked the original. In fact, as a preschooler, the show totally embarassed me. I don’t think I’ll be watching it.
At any rate, I sure wish Hollywood would find some new ideas. What are they going to remake next? The Incredible Hulk? Dy-nasty (as my daddy always called it).
One new show that I am curious about is CBS The Talk, which premiers on CBS Monday, October 18. Although it has been compared to The View, it has one significant difference. The View, which I have watched all of about four times, features three Baby Boomers and two Gen Xers, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, b. 1977 and Sherri Shepherd, b. 1967. (For years Hasselbeck was the lone Xer.)
The Talk features six working mothers and five of them are Gen Xers. They are: Julie Chen (b. 1970); Sara Gilbert (b. 1975); Holly Robinson Peete (b. 1964 and my personal fave); Leah Remini (b. 1970) and Marissa Jaret Winokur (b. 1970). Sharon Osbourne (b. 1952) is the sixth host and a Baby Boomer. Despite a similar format as The View, I think this show will have a completely different vibe. I especially like Peete and Osbourne, both of whom were total hoots Celebrity Apprentice. I’m definitely watching this on Monday. It airs at 2 p.m. in Oklahoma City.