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The black-washed woke reboot!


Black family in Alabama during the civil rights era. Can't image what message they're sending!

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/wonder-years-reboot-featuring-black-family-a-go-abc-1302440

While the original series starred Fred Savage and revolved around a white middle-class family in the 1960s suburbs, the Disney-owned network's new take focuses on how a Black middle-class family in Montgomery, Alabama, in the turbulent late '60s made sure it was "the wonder years" for them, too.

Comedy veteran Saladin K. Patterson (The Big Bang Theory, Frasier, The Bernie Mac Show) will pen the script and exec produce alongside Daniels and his Lee Daniels Entertainment banner president Marc Velez. Original series co-creator Neal Marlens is attached as a consultant. Savage, who broke out with The Wonder Years and has maintained a long career in Hollywood, will also exec produce and direct.

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Sounds interesting. There's nothing wrong with having black characters on tv and anyone who thinks there is must be racist.

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It is in a way, it’s like way “Wonder years? Yeah if you were white! The 60s had black kids called niggers and pelted for attending desegregated schools.”

It’s like they want to correct the nostalgic image of the 60s. Another “correction” that we keep seeing.

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Are you trolling? Your statement is complete insanity if not.

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The message will be "I HATE WHITEY".


Glad I could help.

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Oh no, a show about a black family, wah. If you don't like it don't watch it, doesn't hurt you.

Though yeah I do wonder what message they're trying to go for, trying to show a family all happy in that time reads a little false and comes off a bit white-washy anyway.

Anyway, this is better than just reviving the original, there's no way the could match the original tone and it just wouldn't be good, so better try for a new story. Just, if it's going to be it's own thing, why not let it be its own thing instead of forcing it to be an odd reboot that feels mismatched from the get-go? Because having that weight only contributes to its failure if it's anything less than perfect.

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Does Hollywood not know what a reboot is.shows like this Charmed and party of five are not reboots.They are entirely new shows with completely new characters and stories that have nothing to do with the originals.Their basically just stealing titles of popular shows to trick people into watching their completely new shows.

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Yeah because heaven forbid Hollywood actually come up with an original title for a show.

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Isn't Lee Daniels considered a sellout/uncle tom? I doubt he'll get much support

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BEING AS THE WONDER YEARS WAS WONDERFUL MIX OF NOSTALGIA,HEART,HAPPY,SAD,GOOD,BAD...I THINK THIS REBOOT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT IDEA...COULD BE A GREAT SHOW.

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