2016 has definitely been the year of the remake. Not only did Full House make a huge return on Netflix, but the Gilmore Girls nearly broke the internet with news of their revival. Raven-Symone even shared big news this year about her departure from The View to work on a remake of That’s So Raven. In the spirit of nostalgia, check out these TV shows that we’d love to see revived, remade, or rebooted.
1. The Wire (2002-2008)
The gritty series had such a loyal audience over the years that it gained more fans even after the show had wrapped. A revival of The Wire would give this generation of binge-watchers a new show and cast to obsess over.
2. Friends (1994-2004)
To be honest, ever since Friends ended in 2004, we’ve all wanted to see Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe and Joey back on our TV screens again. A revival of the hit series may make it the most popular show on television once again.
3. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996)
The hit ’90s show told the story of a street-smart teen from West Philadelphia whose mom sends him to live with his conservative relatives in Bel-Air, California. Imagine a 2017 remake of the show starring Jaden Smith with Will Smith as director/producer. Epic!
4. Moesha (1996-2001)
The series focused on the life of a middle class African-American family through the eyes of a typical yet creative girl named Moesha. In this day and age when Black women are fighting to prove their worth in society, a Moesha remake would be good for the soul.
5. Martin (1992-1997)
The hit sitcom changed the game for Black comedy. A quick revival of the series, following the lives of Martin, Gina & friends and what they’re up to now, would be a great moment in TV history. It would also give fans closure after the death of cast member Tommy Ford.
6. Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003)
The show was part of a new wave of teen-themed movies and television shows in the late 1990s and catapulted most of its cast members to superstardom. A remake of the coming-of-age show following the children of Dawson, Joey and the rest of the cast would be great for a new generation of teens to experience.
7. Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
Before the Twilight films sparked pandemonium around the world, Buffy was a badass young woman chosen by fate to battle vampires and other evil forces. Although “Angel” was a Buffy spin-off, seeing a woman fight evil in 2016 (no, not like Hilary Clinton) is just what this society needs.
8. Taina (2001-2002)
The short-lived show centered around a young Latina woman who aspired to be a singer/actress and attend the Manhattan High School of the Performing Arts. Representation is very important during these times. A series remake would make a huge impact on young women of color.
9. ’90s Cartoons (1990-1999)
Every ’90s kid reminisces about the good ol’ cartoons where babies could talk and having a football head was considered attractive. Cartoons these days don’t have the same energy or story lines as the classics. Imagine a Hey Arnold revival where Arnold and the gang have access to cell phones and internet!