Blair Underwood walks on the 'Ironside'
NBC bringing back iconic detective series with new leading man
I see many people questioning why all the remakes.
Depending on who is answering the question there are either 1, 3,7, 20 or 36 basic "plots" and all books (novels-fiction), television shows and movies use one of them.
for reference please go to:
On that site the one plot is simply everything comes down to conflict.
The 3 plots are : happy ending, unhappy ending and literary (see website for details on that one).
The 7 plots listed on this site are:
1. man vs. nature
2. man vs. man
3. man vs. environment
4. man vs. machines/technology
5. man vs. supernatural
6.man vs. self
7.man vs. God/religion
I also have seen another list of 7 basic plots as being:
1.overcoming the monster
2.Rags to riches
4.Voyage & Return
I will not use the space here to list the 20 or 36 plots lists.
I can't wait to see this, I know he's no raymomd burr,but what a great show.
90%, eh? Care to run that list down? There's a difference between having a similar plot line or genre and remaking an actual existing show. Just because something is a medical drama doesn't make it a "re-boot" of "Ben Casey." I guess in your world "Scandal" is a reboot of "The West Wing"? They both take place in Washington, right? "Walking Dead"...let me guess - "Gilligan's Island"?
How many times have I heard people say and including myself about the "new" shows. "They just don't make'um like they used to." I have heard that they are remaking "Big Valley". Being female I fell in love with any male who had horse, saddle, and gun. I also remember not having a T.V. and when I was young, not having to pay for T.V. viewing ,and depending on which way the wind, and storms were blowing how many/good stations you received. Normally it was 1. And I remember, it sometimes took 2 or 3 to make adjustments to the antenna. 1 on the roof moving the antenna, 1 at the window yelling directions and one keeping an eye on the T.V. screen saying "better" " still snowy" " wait go back" "just a little more" "oops go back" and finally "thats good"
Sounds more like "House P.D."
What made Ironside such a standout series was that it took place at a time when society put the disabled out to pasture. And here comes this brilliant, very "able," tough cop - who happens to be in a wheelchair. it spoke as much to the plight of our returning Vietnam vets as it did wounded police officers.