When word got out that your favorite witch sisters were coming back with a CW's upcoming Charmed reboot, you no doubt thanked the stars that your spells had been finally answers. But back up: the Charmed reboot is slated to be a fresh "reimagination" set in 1976. Say what, now? Suffice to say this leaves the show to fall on precarious terms, but it also makes me think about the nature of resurrecting series — and how there are some shows that should never ever get a reboot.
Now, we're not talking about revivals that follow a set of characters 10 to 20 years later (although that's its own thing). We're talking about the facelifts that some of our favorite classic series get periodically (mostly by The CW, let's be honest). And while it gets us all excited for a minute, usually a revamp will leave you craving for the integrity of the original. Sometimes you simply don't want to tamper with perfection. Or, rather, imperfection that really just held up well in a specific timeframe, and now would just amble into our modern era somewhat awkwardly, yet beloved.
There are many specific shows that I'd like to stay clear of giving the Charmed treatment and keep their awesomeness intact for all time just the way they've always been. Such as: