Merit in Older Works

Today’s excellent post on Story Empire with a great example by Staci Troilo.

Story Empire

REMAKECiao, SEers. Lately I’ve noticed a lot of movies are being remade and television shows are being brought back after years of being off the air. It made me wonder if these reboots are because the adage is true: every story has already been told.

Flip through the channels at night and you’ll find DIY shows, reality TV, educational programming, news, sports, melodrama, action, and sitcoms. And most of these are not well done. I have hundreds of stations, yet little appeals to me. You’d think there would be a better selection, but there’s not. As such, when I’m too eye-weary to read, I often find myself watching reruns of old shows now in syndication. Which made me think about another adage: oldie but goodie.

Do I like these shows because of nostalgia, or are they actually better?

I’m not going to answer that question. I don’t know if…

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