14 '90s Shows & Movie Revivals That We Should Never, Ever Get
Take a long, deep exasperated breath, guys, because we're living in an era of revivals. In fact, there's so many 90's TV and movie revivals in 2017 that there simply isn't the space with which to list them all on this page. Just know that there's a hell of a lot of them. And sure, a lot of those projects are worthy of a ton of excitement, such as the Twin Peaks revival or the new Hey Arnold movie, there's others which aren't even worth mentioning. Like, ever. Considering all of this, it stands to reason that there are many '90s shows and movies that should never get revivals. Because there's a slew of them, guys, and for one reason or another, they should remain untouched.
For some of these shows and movies, it's simply that they are too sacred to revive, while for others it's much more a matter of these stories existing in a time and a place that would suffer if modernized. There are some stories, characters, and performances that just can't be replicated, and shouldn't be. Let's draw a line in the sand of this big old, overcrowded '90s revival beach, guys. And all of the following movies and shows are behind it...
1. Freaks And Geeks (1999-2000)
The gigantic careers of its main cast, which included Seth Rogen and James Franco, would completely engulf any revival of this show. And don't even get imagine a modern day reboot of it without any of the original cast. The first (and only) season was a masterpiece, let's just leave it at that.
2. American Pie (1999)
It's still baffling that a movie where a teenage boy pleasures himself inside an apple pie managed to spawn a further three movies (the last one, American Reunion, was in 2012). So please, enough already. We really don't need a revival of this franchise.
3. Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
This underrated cult classic is gloriously dark and irreverent, and any attempt at a revival of it would just dilute its perfection.
4. Dawson's Creek (1998-2003)
This is going to be an unpopular opinion, but Dawson's Creek shouldn't have a revival. There's absolutely enough closure from the series finale, no matter how much we'd love to have Dawson and company back. And anyway, can you imagine how insufferable Dawson Leery would be at this stage in his life? Exactly.
5. Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery (1997)
It was comedy gold back in the '90s and early '00s, but imagining the Austin Powers concept and humor style happening in 2017 is absolutely cringe worthy.
6. The Mask (1994)
Anyone who saw 2005's critically panned Son Of Mask can testify that The Mask was likely a standalone phenomenon of a movie, and very much of it's time. A modern revival just wouldn't fare well.
7. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
There's going to eventually be a full-blown slasher movie revival happening, but I Know What You Did Last Summer is not the movie that should kick start it. Sure, it's fun and campy, and Sarah Michelle Gellar is just a delight, but they're also the reasons why a revival attempt of it just wouldn't be any fun at all — it probably wouldn't feature any of those things, even though SMG would likely be down.
8. My So Called Life (1994-1995)
The moment has passed, you guys. And that's with the heaviest of hearts, but it's absolutely true. So, let's all just be content with re-watching our box set of the one and only season of it, and continue to marvel at My So Called Life's utter genius.
9. Speed (1994)
Much like the small town that the cruise ship of the movie slammed into, Speed 2 was an absolute disaster and proof that Speed should have been a standalone movie. Yes, the concept may be great and it's one of the best action movies of all time, but it doesn't need a revival.
10. Clueless (1995)
We're talking about both the TV show and the movie, here, people. A revival would consist only to play upon everyone's great nostalgic love for the '90s, but that it would serve up little else to pay respects to the OG.
11. Saved By The Bell (1989-1992)
Imagine it: Saved By The Bell: The Mortgage Years or Saved By The Bell: The Struggling To Pay Back College Debt Years. Nope. Time out, people, because the world doesn't need it.
12. The Wonder Years (1988-1993)
A revival would either consist with checking back in with Kevin's life in modern day (which sounds too painful to bear), or a modern day re-imagining of the show following the burgeoning adolescence of a chatty '90s kid. Either way, not necessary.
13. Eerie, Indiana (1991-1992)
This precious, wonderful show deserves better than to rehashed in a way that fails the perfection of the original.
14. Reality Bites (1994)
The movie that kind of, sorta defined a generation back in the '90s, doesn't need a Millennial equivalent.
It's highly likely that at least one of these instances will bring forth a revival of one of these shows or movies. But let's hope not. These are all untouchable.