I know the most common thread in humans as they grow is the old statement of “things were better in my day,” no matter what the situation it’s always assumed that the time when one was growing up was better than the current age, nostalgia will do that to a person. (3rdworldgeeks) One thing that every generation swears was better when they were children is the entertainment that was available to the masses, no matter if it was television, music, movies, or even books, every person says that everything was better in the past. (prospect) While in some cases it’s completely untrue, as much as some hate to hear it, old Mummy and Frankenstein movies aren’t better than ALL more modern works of horror, I would also be willing to stack Breaking Bad up against any old television show of the past, but some things of the older days were better and should be brought back. (ign) One example of this is the move by the Disney Channel where they will resurrect the Boy Meets World franchise with their sequel Girl Meets World, from all the talk found online it looks as if they may have a massive hit on their hands between new children as viewers and their parents who will tune in to see beloved characters from their past. (nydailynews)
With the returns of old television and movie characters, people are excited to see what’s ahead for them, there are constant reboots and retreads of old movies and television shows, some are great ideas, others aren’t such great ideas, remember the Ironside reboot? (huffingtonpost) Don’t worry, nobody else does either, that’s why it was canceled so quickly. One show that was great in the past was Reading Rainbow, the reason I am obsessed with books today, and one of the reasons I’m writing today is the show hosted by LeVar Burton. (wikipedia) Reading Rainbow as canceled in 2006, but ran in reruns until 2009 until it was finally pulled off the air. While it wasn’t on television anymore, it was far from forgotten, when the show was launched as an iPad app it became the most downloaded educational app through the app store. A Kickstarter was launched today by LeVar Burton in the hopes of funding a new version of Reading Rainbow that will be available on the internet for children to access at home or in classrooms. (kickstarter) The goal was to reach a million dollars in just over a month, while that was a big goal, it was completed in less than 12 hours, showing that people do still care and they want to help the next generation grow up with the ability to read. (mashable) If you feel inclined, join the cause, I know I couldn’t help myself when I read about it, there is no greater feeling than knowing you’ve done a good deed.