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Bewitched is coming back and Samantha is coming back black

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posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 06:20 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv

originally posted by: intrepid

originally posted by: kaylaluv

originally posted by: SoEpic

originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: SoEpic

Dude, genies aren’t real. Neither are witches who can twitch their noses to make stuff happen. There’s no manual that says they have to be white.


The Genie was portrayed as being white so why change it?



Why not change it? How does it hurt anything? What if it’s actually better?


You must be unaware of the latest Ghostbusters movie.


Not a bad idea - just a bad script.


So you're saying that if there's a good script this would be a good idea?



Unless Mel Brooks does it I can't see that flying. Invisible plane or no.




posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 09:17 AM
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Of course the most ridiculous casting by far has to be:

www.telegraph.co.uk...

Apparently it should be acceptable to have a black actor playing a white historical character though it is apparently wrong for white actors to play fictional Black characters. I'm really struggling to grasp what's going on in the world, maybe I'm getting too old?



posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: biggilo


We already got a black Hamilton who was white as milk.



posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 09:42 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: biggilo


We already got a black Hamilton who was white as milk.


And boy, is it hugely popular. Good music, good performers and a good script (is that the right word for a musical?)



posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
...(is that the right word for a musical?)


The right word for a musical rhymes with 'hay'.



posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: kaylaluv
...(is that the right word for a musical?)


The right word for a musical rhymes with 'hay'.


Oh please, you know you love a good song and dance.



posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 10:14 AM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv

originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: kaylaluv
...(is that the right word for a musical?)


The right word for a musical rhymes with 'hay'.


Oh please, you know you love a good song and dance.


Something for everyone...




posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: intrepid

Paint Your Wagon. That’s a good one.



posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

It's exactly that hypocrisy and the PC culture that says everything has to be non white now that bothers me.

The only thing I can think of where the change is needed is a middle eastern I dream of Jeanie.



posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 04:50 PM
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posted on Aug, 26 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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originally posted by: Jefferton
Oh boy, now I'm racist for thinking it's dumb to make every beloved character black..

Bad Jefferton. Bad!


Every beloved character? So like.. a very tiny handful?

Who cares what color the main character in the remake is. Doesn't "ruin" the original show. It's not a big deal, it only becomes one when people freak out about something so ridiculously trivial.



posted on Aug, 26 2018 @ 12:47 PM
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originally posted by: fleabit

originally posted by: Jefferton
Oh boy, now I'm racist for thinking it's dumb to make every beloved character black..

Bad Jefferton. Bad!


Every beloved character? So like.. a very tiny handful?

Who cares what color the main character in the remake is. Doesn't "ruin" the original show. It's not a big deal, it only becomes one when people freak out about something so ridiculously trivial.


It suggests they're upset about something else eg the modern world. Give them time and they'll catch up. Or maybe they'll end up sitting on a corner shouting at the traffic while their kids live well adjusted lives.



posted on Aug, 26 2018 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: SoEpic




Why not change it? How does it hurt anything? What if it’s actually better?

Your argument should be that it should be changed to an Asian actor not a black actor!

The point is that that character was originally white, bring the show back but don't change major characters colours. It loses its identity.


Given the importance of the domestic dynamic between Samantha and her husband, changing the period and social situation will be even more damaging. I guess anachronism is not a good enough dog whistle.



posted on Aug, 26 2018 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: Whodathunkdatcheese

I do have the sneaking feeling when I have one of my rants about how the whole millennial generation are a waste of space that I am probably turning into a grumpy old man but when it comes to stuff like this it is the complete hypocrisy that gets me.



posted on Aug, 26 2018 @ 02:51 PM
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Given the importance of the domestic dynamic between Samantha and her husband, changing the period and social situation will be even more damaging. I guess anachronism is not a good enough dog whistle.


I guess it's just me, who thinks taking a TV show (a TV SHOW) about a WITCH so seriously.. and worrying about the ensuing chaos and damage, is ridiculous and pointless. Who cares? Is the show a remake for those who watched it before? No. It's a remake for the current gen, who couldn't care less about the husband wife dynamics in 1964. You know.. over FIFTY years ago.



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 04:58 AM
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And how often do these shows work as reboots, rarely ever, add a bit of liberal spin (Darren the white shirker) and its got all the chances of a # in a space suit...

Sure the BLM's will lap it up but unless its kill the honky with black magic every week the hardened BLM's will get bored as well.

The bottom line, leave the old shows alone, be they timeless classics, inappropriate now or bilge, leave them alone. We seem to spend so much time rewriting history to suit and not enough time creating new history that's worth having..

All this technology that could have helped integrate back then now only fuels the void created by political players and the want everything for 'nuffin' brigade..

There's enough intelligence out there for all this to work...if only it all communicated properly...
edit on 27-8-2018 by Mclaneinc because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 27 2018 @ 07:24 AM
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Murphy Brown is back untouched. Man I hated that show.



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: stormcell

Nobody likes the truth!

And here's another one.. Black folks didn't ask for this so please refrain from condescending " They" and "Them"

Jewish TV executives ruin your tv.. Iearnd that watching Family Guy! Thanks Seth!


Now..your fragile egos can relax, no one thinks you're a racists for not wanting to see a black cast Samantha. I can name at least A DOZEN shows/characters I would not want to see as anything other than black or other than what they are originally. It would be ruined forever! Come one Ray Donnavan as a Asian man.. uh no


Stop listening to the news or your paranoid racists friends ( even if it's you). We are too busy being black in america to worry about Samantha, TV shows, or any passive aggressive cowardly borderline racism. Its happening for real and people are missing out on real opportunities and losing lives...

Please carry on .. we don't care. Don't let the media hype you up, #goaskablackperson you might be surprised the answer

-signed spokeswoman for black folks with better things to do..

edit on 19-9-2018 by Istaywoke77 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: Istaywoke77

I recall black people being pissed at Tyler Perry because he put white people in a TV show.

But many are just normal reasonable people like you and don't want to be perpetual victims.
edit on 19-9-2018 by OccamsRazor04 because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 19 2018 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

That's kinda not true..they were pissed he made an all white version of the Have and the have Nots/If loving You is wrong show that was TERRIBLE, and they felt like it hurt the brand (??!!). He currently has a all white show and LOTS of Caucasian characters on Have and the have Nots and other drama.. and none of that made it any better.

I got nothing for bad actors no matter the race! LOL!




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