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Charmed Reboot Ruining Another Classic

I don’t know about you but I absolutely loved the original Charmed, I still watch the episodes on Netflix and although I have seen every one of them at least 25 times, I still watch them and still love the show. You can imagine how excited I was to hear that they are bringing the show back, that is until I gathered a bit more information on the Charmed Reboot. I for one will not be watching and will not encourage anyone else to watch either, they have taken a classic with a huge fan base and like so many other attempts to remake shows/movies and to create reboots, this one will likely not be any exception. They have made a reboot of Little Orphan Annie and what a flop, not only was it a flop but many people were outraged because apparently orphan Annie suddenly woke up an African American! James Bond, a very well known, well loved character has also morphed into an African American! It isn’t about the fact that these timeless characters were shown in reboots as African Americans overnight, it’s that there is such a fear of these constant complainers raising a ruckus every time that anything is made and there isn’t a person of color in it, a transvestite, homosexual or morbidly obese actor in them! Even some African American’s are disgusted by these things, it’s ridiculous and insulting to throw in characters just for fear of those groups that comb through every last scrap of movies and television, in order to start some kind of drama about someone or other being discriminated against!

Furthermore, a television show that turns out to be a smashing success isn’t solely because of the script, the main reason that a show is a hit with viewers and will go on for many seasons to come is simply getting the right cast of characters. A cast that mesh, one that viewers are familiar with for the most part and actors that people already love, can you imagine FRIENDS with an entirely different group of people? Or SEINFELD with a different cast of actors? I can almost guarantee that they would have been flops if they had different casts. I understand that with a reboot it’s often many years after the series has wrapped but Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, Shannen Doherty, and Rose McGowan are what made Charmed great. To totally disregard the original actresses that made the show a hit is clueless and wrong. Some “genius” must have been desperate to make a show and figured he’d just take a classic, make some moronic tweaks and throw it on television just to fill space in the lineup!

Someone should start a petition because it offends that these actresses, that are very well known none the less, are not so much as an after thought when it came to this Charmed reboot, what because they are older than they were when they starred in the show they are no longer of value? Older (and not even OLD) actresses are disregarded like yesterdays trash? They can’t remember how to act, they won’t run around with their asses hanging out so they are disposable? I am thoroughly disgusted and appalled by this nonsense, it sends the message that an actor/actress is washed up after they turn 40, that even though they MADE the series a success and it was only because of them, when they are older it’s a slap in the face that their show will be rebooted and they are not the stars and have no part in it.

Finally, going back to reboots that seem as if they take place in another universe, where the main stars turn into different colors overnight, I have read that one of the sisters will be a lesbian!  Do you remember any of the  original characters being gay? You know, instead of trying to cater to every stinking group of people out there and sullying up the show as a result, they might want to try catering to viewers, to the millions of die hard Charmed fans. Mark Pedowitz (CW President) really needs to remove his lips from the rear ends of certain groups and try instead to apply them to the arses of would be viewers and benefit from the already established, loyal original Charmed viewers.

It isn’t like all of us just tune into cable for nothing, God knows we aren’t getting free rides and we pay through the teeth for cable service, it’s pretty pathetic that we pay so much and there’s so little decent television to watch but we can’t really blame the cable providers for that. However, we can blame people like Mark Pedowitz not only for garbage tv fare on CW, but for allowing such an iconic series like Charmed to be completely ruined, which also takes away from the original.Try bringing Charmed back in all of it’s former glory, it would have made more sense to bring the real Charmed actresses back, even as a way to introduce the next generation and slowly integrate the “next generation characters” into the show. The fans of the series that have been a fan from day one know that yes, there were three sisters and later a half sister, not one of which was African American. We know the characters as well as the actresses that played them and we know that none of them were homosexuals either! We know each ones abilities that could logically be passed on to their offspring and I guess it could be possible that other new abilities could be developed, but to totally change everything insulting viewers because the entire premise is illogical and pathetic. I know that I, for one, will not be tuning in.

 

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Harry & Meghan A Royal Romance The Movie Review

You know sometimes I think that television networks assume that all viewers are ignorant, that they cannot “read between the lines” when watching a movie that is based in truth. There was a load of hype before the movie actually aired, leading viewers to believe that it could rival  Everafter  (minus the beautiful Drew Barrymore of course). Some nestled in with their popcorn, all cuddled up and overtaken by anticipation, yes, yes, that may be quite an exaggeration but some people were indeed curious for the most part about how on earth Prince Harry could possibly have become interested in Meghan Markle, even in passing.

What I quickly gathered as the movie rolled on, and on, and on (oops I almost fell asleep thinking about it) was that on Harry and Meghan’s 2nd date, after he swept her away to Africa, she felt that she knew him well enough to hop right into bed with him. The movie showed them speaking on the phone shortly after they met and she had been reading all about the Prince. The scene where Meghan rushed to the airport to stop his flight was ridiculous, even by Hollywood standards, stalkerish, desperate and psychotic especially after she had just went up one side of him and down the other for having the audacity to have tried to protect her from reporters and what he called trolls! Since the pair dated and married in under two years, it was interesting to have the movie try to make viewers believe that Meghan was all about being independent and standing on her own two feet, appearing to want to continue working and making her own way, suddenly turning on a dime she wanted the whole “experience” and quite her job. Finally, the single most disgusting, disappointing part of the entire Royal B.S. er, Romance movie was that as too often happens in society, the emphasis on race and trolls did in what shred, and I do mean shred of interest a viewer may have had.

What I learned from watching Harry & Meghan A Royal Romance is that Meghan studied Prince Harry, played the role of her lifetime and reached her goal. That Meghan is bi-racial but seems able to only relate to the African American in her whenever there is a cause or chance to garner attention from it. Crystal clear from the start of the movie, as if we didn’t know this already, is that like a crazed reality star Markle is over the top desperate for attention and perhaps for Harry that was the bigger selling point, she seems to crave media attention when it shows her in a light that she desires to be shown in but heaven forbid the media states an ugly truth. If you haven’t guessed already, the movie stinks terribly, and while Murray Fraser the actor playing Prince Harry is his lookalike, the actress portraying Meghan Markle, Parisa Fitz-Henley is a beautiful woman but that’s just the problem with casting her in the role of Markle, she doesn’t even resemble Markle.

 

 

 

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