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    Netflix Orders All-Latino Remake of Norman Lear’s ‘One Day at a Time’

    Netflix has greenlit a 13-episode first season of One Day At a Time, an all-Latino reimagining of legendary producer Norman Lear’s classic 1970s sitcom. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...-a-time-824478


    CBS: New Nancy Drew Can Be ‘Any Ethnicity’ Except White

    CBS Entertainment’s reboot of the classic series Nancy Drew will feature a “diverse” actress in the lead role, an executive for the network said Thursday. CBS is reportedly not considering white actresses for the part. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...will-be-854972



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    Why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
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    CBS: New Nancy Drew Can Be ‘Any Ethnicity’ Except White

    CBS Entertainment’s reboot of the classic series Nancy Drew will feature a “diverse” actress in the lead role, an executive for the network said Thursday. CBS is reportedly not considering white actresses for the part.
    If she's not Pacific Islander, I ain't watching.
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    CBS: New Nancy Drew Can Be ‘Any Ethnicity’ Except White

    CBS Entertainment’s reboot of the classic series Nancy Drew will feature a “diverse” actress in the lead role, an executive for the network said Thursday. CBS is reportedly not considering white actresses for the part. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/liv...will-be-854972
    If that's on paper somewhere, someone should be fired. If the statement said "such and such a character can be any "ethnicity" except something that wasn't "white", there'd be hell to pay somewhere.

    And I don't see why we have to have an all-Latino "One Day At A Time" - it's not so much the all-Latino aspect, but why not an all-Latino show that maybe has some similarity to "One Day At A Time", but why does it specifically have to be "One Day At A Time"? ("Un Día a la Vez"?)

    But lest we forget, one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, "Sanford & Son" was an "diverse" remake of the British "Steptoe & Son"

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    Why dey gotta go an steal our cutcher like dat?

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    personally, I would like to see more diversity in television. I don't care if ODAAT is remade with latinos...sounds OK to me....if it's done well.....which it probably won't be, but then the original was hardly watchable

    and I would like to see more ethnic characters...one of my favorite TV characters of all time was Marilyn Whirlwind on Northern Exposure...remember her? she'd have one line or just a "look" that would take the story in and sum up everything and as the series goes along you find still waters really do run deep

    I'm rewatching episodes just for her and Ed Chiglic

    there are a whole lot of stories out there to be told and I'd like to hear them.

    oh hey, Tony Hillerman's Jim Chee/Joe Leaphorn books!....now THAT'S an interesting tv series

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    Is the "diverse" culture not worthy of their own shows?

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    I can't wait for the outrage when someone decides to remake "Shaft" but indicates they won't be considering black actors.
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    They may want to come up with an idea for a show that makes it successful instead of worrying about the color of the people

    People don't care what color people are if the show is good.

    Maybe they should come up with an original show?

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    Really don't see anything wrong with this. While I think that, say, if Martin Luther King were alive today he'd probably have named the movement 'All Lives Matter' instead of 'Black Lives Matter,' because the latter, by definition, is exclusive when his whole point was inclusiveness, one thing we have to realize is that there isn't a history of oppressing Whites in America, and there is not a history of "whitewashing" characters of color in entertainment.

    I get wanting diversity, but I also think merit and creativity should be tops. If only one Black person is cast on SNL, it may not be racism. It is probably that Lorne Michaels found a couple White people to be funnier than some minorities who auditioned. This isn't any different than being okay with an NBA team having 14 of 15 roster spots filled by Blacks.

    I think this is one reason why sports are so popular. Coaches sons and race don't matter; winning does. So the best possible combination of players are on the field/court. You're not going to not play someone in professional sports because they are a certain race.

    I see both sides. I don't have a problem with a new minority angle on Nancy Drew or whatever, and it is just going to be that way because of history. Hopefully, someday, we reach a point where it doesn't matter, but we aren't there yet, apparently. I also don't see a reason to force diversity to a point where it is beyond what we see in the population. Ultimately, merit should decide what is and is not on TV or in the cinema.

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    Remember how well that Honeymooners movie went?
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    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

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    Remember how well that Honeymooners movie went?
    and that could be a good reason why not to do this. People have pre conceived notions of these characters, anything that doesn't fit that is probably going to be doomed to failure. It would be better to come up with new roles that are maybe inspired by these characters than to cast them with new actors of a different ethnicity. Heck, a lot of remakes fail even when using actors of the same ethnicity.

    Sometimes I do watch a show and wonder why there isn't a more diverse cast ("Friends" was one that comes to mind), especially for the setting. I mean, a show set in rural Maine I expect nothing more than a bunch of Franco-Americans, but a show set in New York City I would expect to see a little bit of everything.

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    Much ado about nothing.

    Diversity is good.

    The bigger problem is originality. Quit rebooting everything.

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    Is the "diverse" culture not worthy of their own shows?
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    I understand the reasoning behind a reboot. An already "built-in" audience.

    The curiosity factor. The problem arises with shitty writing. If the writing isn't good...then it doesn't matter what the ethnicity is. You usually can't catch lighting in a bottle, twice.

    These end up canceled after one or two seasons and all you've done is be politically correct.

 

 

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