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Bewitched is coming back and Samantha is coming back black

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posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:10 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

Blacks did exist but only in subservient roles. You didn't notce them because only rarely did a Sidney Poitier break out as a cinematic star. When blacks did get roles, they were stereotyped. Sidney was panned by the black society for selling out because he had fine features and was well spoken.

Tyler Perry is still making stereotyical black movies; just look at Big Mama.

Unfortunately, this "Bewitched" will have another black single woman who will be very strong, tough, and probably angry all the time at her weak white husband.

We haven't come that far. I won't be watching. This won't be fun or novel.




posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:12 AM
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Meh.....I don't know why Hollywood wants to reboot everything. I do not mind at all when older shows/movies come back. In fact, I love when something I like comes back with more stuff for me to like. I am someone who falls in love with worlds and settings. But reboots turn me off.

Just make it a continuation. It is 2018. Samantha could have a multiracial great grand-daughter, who is a single mother, and named after her. Then just name the husband something other than Darrin. Then you have a show that is updated but does not negate what came before. You know the popular thing that came before, the reason they are making this in the first place. You keep the name recognition without the negative connotations that come along with rebooting.

But what do I know. I have never been in a producers meeting where I snorted coke off a rent boys front hole. So I am obviously not qualified to make these type of decisions.
edit on 24-8-2018 by karmicecstasy because: I wiggle my nose and nothing happens



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:12 AM
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originally posted by: WeDemBoyz
Sounds fun. I'm also looking forward to the Asian version of The Jeffersons, Hispanic version of Sanford & Son and the BBC's all white version of Good Times.

All kidding aside, I won't watch it. There is only one Samantha Stephens...and two Darrins? Lucky lady!


I think that will happen in our life time.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv


You mean besides all these?

jfredmacdonald.com...



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: Justso

Aahhh, Sidney. I’ve always had a crush on him. Oprah loved him too when she was a kid back in the 60’s, and she was definitely a member of the black society.

I won’t watch the show either. Not because it has a black actor, but because it’s a goofy premise in general.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:28 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
a reply to: kaylaluv


You mean besides all these?

jfredmacdonald.com...



From your link:


In part, the changing complexion of TV in the late 1960s was a reflection within the industry of the changes wrought by the great social and legal movement that was the push for civil rights. Until this date there had been few sponsored network shows headed by black actors. Serious entertainers such as Billy Daniels in 1952 and Nat King Cole in 1956-1957 had failed to gain or maintain popularity. The only successful programs, Beulah and Amos ‘n’ Andy, may have amused enough people to keep them viable for several seasons, but they resurrected minstrel-show stereotypes thought by many to have been abandoned following World War II.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:37 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

So viewer didn't want to watch black actors.
What's your point?



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:37 AM
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edit on 24-8-2018 by Plotus because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

Why are you turning this into a Race thing? You yourself said it was a stupid show and you wouldn't bother watching a remake, but suddenly it's all about Black actors in the 60s ?

You have a whole deck of those cards or just keep that one handy?



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:41 AM
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The courtship of Eddie's father would be an interesting one to darken up a bit.

Or Andy Griffith

He'll yeah son



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:41 AM
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I don't care who plays the characters in these remakes.
MOST of these shows were mediocre to begin with.

I did like the old show Green Acres.
There is a similar plot in the new show 'Schitz Creek'...which is very funny.
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posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:43 AM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: kaylaluv

So viewer didn't want to watch black actors.
What's your point?


Maybe some black viewers want to watch a show with black actors that was originally all white. Maybe some white viewers now want to watch a show with black actors that was originally all white. Is that a problem?



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:43 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Oooh they can darken up green acres and call it brown lawns



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:44 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

The whole OP is a race thing. The article linked mentions race. Why do you think my comments are off topic?



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

All jokes aside.
I very much want to watch a show that was all black now with an all white cast.

That would be great

Punky Brewster
Silver spoons
Mr belvadere

The god damn golden girls!!!!!



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:47 AM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
They won't be happy till they've ruined every show that was ever worth a damn.
First Ghostbusters and now this.
ffs.


This show was worth a damn? It was campy 60's schlock.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:50 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: DAVID64
They won't be happy till they've ruined every show that was ever worth a damn.
First Ghostbusters and now this.
ffs.


This show was worth a damn? It was campy 60's schlock.


Right?! When I was a kid, I thought it was awesome. I saw a clip a while back on YouTube and wondered what the hell was I thinking?! It was crap.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

You know what would be interesting... a remake of All in the Family, but with a black “Archie Bunker”.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:55 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
You know what would be interesting... a remake of All in the Family, but with a black “Archie Bunker”.


I was thinking the same thing, or maybe The Honeymooners.



posted on Aug, 24 2018 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears



Ummm...yup...gotta love that good ole white guilt...

Beyond that...could be funny...and I'll probably watch it...




YouSir




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