The Reboot Phenomenon In Today's Pop Culture

The Reboot Phenomenon In Today's Pop Culture

What brought me to the five reboots out today.

I am definitely one of the people who always harp about how AWESOME the 1990s was. Apparently, current pop culture agrees with me.

Right now there are three television shows that have been rebooted, and two that are in the works of debuting reboots.

What exactly does it mean to reboot something?

When a show that previously aired is returned, but with a new twist to its main storyline, this is a reboot.

Reboots are double-edged swords. Satisfying a large fan base of a show is one of the objectives of a reboot, yet it's rare that can be done. Every person who was a fan of a show wants to see something different if the show is brought back.

Here I list the five shows in reboot status currently, what I liked about the show originally, and if I personally wanted to see a reboot.

1. "Sailor Moon"

"Sailor Moon" is a Japanese anime cartoon about a reincarnated princess and her protectors and their battles against the Negaverse.

I had been watching "Sailor Moon" since it's very early time slot of 6 a.m. I was mesmerized by the girl power of these "pretty soldiers", the many different storylines, and the clumsiness/ditziness of the main character.

"Sailor Moon" put the characteristics of sun sign astrology into personification. My mother was teaching me astrology during the time "Sailor Moon" first began airing, so it was fun to compare notes.

I particularly enjoyed drawing the Sailor Scouts and collecting "Sailor Moon" memorabilia.

Today I have a good majority of the dolls, stickers, VHS episodes, and taped-from-television episodes on VHS.

In my eyes, "Sailor Moon" was perfect the way it was. I wouldn't have minded more of "Sailor Moon R", "Sailor Moon Super S", and the "Sailor Stars" seasons dubbed for the United States.

The reboot "Sailor Moon Crystal" debuted on Hulu back in June 2014.

2. "Charmed"

"Charmed" is a supernatural drama about three sisters who find out their witches.

I watched "Charmed" from the first episode to the last episode - completely engulfed in it the whole time. The show made me cry, made me think, made me think, made me laugh, and made me curious.

"Charmed" was not only the first show I watched all the way through, it was also the first show I participated on fan websites about. I was one of the geeks who talked about Charmed Universe theories on message boards and begged all my friends to watch it.

I didn't want a reboot for Charmed, but I did wish they had continued the stroryline of the future descendants of The Charmed Ones since the end of Season Eight was rushed due to the elimination of the WB Network for the now CW Network.

The reboot was officially announced in 2017.

3. "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer"

"Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" is a supernatural drama that follows the journey of Buffy Summers, a 16-year-old Slayer. The show was a continuation of the movie "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" starring Kristy Swanson and Luke Perry that came out in 1992.

Buffy was one of those shows that teenagers of the 90s grew up with. The storylines were typical of the struggles high school students went through. Peer pressure, teasing, dating, suicide, school shootings, puberty, parent/teenager power struggles. The show just added the supernatural elements.

I was so devoted to Buffy that when she started dating Riley and college - I had to stop watching. I was so upset that the intense Buffy / Angel storyline was so no more. I eventually came back to the series and caught up with it after it ended in 2003.

Buffy was as intense and intricate as a show could be. I don't feel like it needed a reboot.

The reboot was confirmed in 2010.

4. "Full House"

"Full House" is a show about a single father raising his three daughters with their uncle and his best friend.

I loved "Full House" because of its cheesiness. The storylines were relatable, but they were also much simpler than what was seen in Buffy and Charmed. The innocence of the show was what gave it magic.

Kimmy Gibler was my favorite character since my first name is Kimberly. She was the white female version of Steve Urkel on "Family Matters."

"Full House" had a huge fan base. Though a fresh take on its premise is interesting, my question is, did it really need a reboot? "Full House" was one of those classic 1990s shows with dramatic music, audience sound effects, elementary conflicts, and after school special messages at the end of each episode. Shows like that are good within its time. Outside its time it just feels inauthentic.

The reboot started on Netflix in February 2016.

5. "Roseanne"

"Roseanne" is a comedic drama about a low class and low brow family.

What drew me to "Roseanne" was the sarcastic humor they used throughout the series. It greatly resembled the humor on "Married With Children."

At the time, though I thought "Roseanne" and her husband were funny, I related more to the interpersonal struggles of her kids. The show barely featured them (because it was about Roseanne obviously), but when it did I paid extra attention.

I came to "Roseanne" in the first place because of the movie "She-Devil" that Roseanne did in 1989.

I had no idea "Roseanne" was being rebooted! I'm at a loss as to why it needed to be rebooted. I wasn't even aware it had a big fan base!

The reboot began March 2018 on ABC.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.

Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.

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10 Places From Movies And TV You Can Visit In Real Life

It's like stepping into Hollywood!


I am constantly so enamored by the world of Hollywood and by going to visit places I have seen on screen. It's always such an unreal feeling to see where my favorite pieces of entertainment were shot. Here are 10 places from some of our favorite movies to see and visit in the real world!

The High School from "10 Things I Hate About You"

If you have ever wanted to dance on the same stairs as Heath Ledger or just stand in the same courtyard as Julia Stiles then you're in luck! Along the water in Tacoma, Washington, Stadium High School is located which was used both inside and out as the high school from one of the greatest teen movies of all time. This school is massive and so beautiful it's almost Hogwarts level stunning.

Pacific Coast Academy from  "Zoey 101"

Growing up I always dreamed about going to Pacific Coast Academy and being best friends with Jamie Lynn Spears and one of those things can (kinda) become a reality! Located in Malibu is a beautiful campus called Pepperdine University and it is the school they used to shoot scenes of Zoey and the gang at PCA. It is a christian based college and is prestigious in it's own right so if unlike me you are smart enough you can live out my dreams.

Central City Police Department from "The Flash"

Have you ever wanted to show up to Detective Joe West's place of work? Well head to the Vancouver City Hall in Vancouver, Canada and you will recognize your surroundings as the Central City Police Department! If you are lucky enough to show up on a filming day, you might even seen the man himself — Barry Allen.

Forks High School from The Twilight Saga

Personally, I am more invested in Bella and Jacob but for all my Team Edward ladies (and gentleman) you can visit the real-life school where Bella and Edward first met and their love blossomed into whatever obsessive weird thing it was. They also used the parking lot at this school to film the infamous scene where Edward saves Bella from getting crushed by a car. The school is called Kalama High School and is located in Kalama, Washington

Max And Dani's House from "Hocus Pocus"

Anyone with taste loves the movie Hocus Pocus — that's just facts! And I have some good news for fans of the can visit the infamous Denison house! Located in none other than Salem, Massachusetts you will find this beautiful home where my favorite siblings once lived.

Silent Hill from "Silent Hill"

I will say before talking about this place that visiting it is EXTREMELY dangerous as just like in the movie the town as been burning from below for years and years. This small town is called Centralia and is located Pennsylvania and has a roaring population of about four people.

Hobbiton from "Lord Of The Rings"

I am personally not a fan of Lord of the Rings but I know a lot of people are so I wanted to include this super cool place on the list. If you ever find yourself in New Zealand you can visit Hobbinton from the movies and spend a day living like your favorite characters.

Platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter Series

Now this place will unfortunately be packed with muggles of course but you can find it at King's Cross Station in London! If you are anything like me and are obsessed with these magical movies this is a dream destination just don't run too hard at the wall if you're a muggle it will probably end in a concussion.

East High from the High School Musical Saga

Located in Salt Lake City Utah is the real life East High that was used in the filming of all three High School Musical movies. It is my absolute dream to attend this high school and walk the halls of the greatest high school of all time. They used both the outside and inside and the school so every inch of the school will remind you of these great teen movies.

Gus and Hazel's Bench from "The Fault in Our Stars" 

If you ever wanted to visit the site of this kiss between star crossed lovers you're in luck! Located along a canal in Amsterdam is a bench that is clearly marked by all the fault in our stars graffiti. Recreate this cute picture with your significant other and use a quote from the movie — then you'll just win in life.

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