I read an item yesterday that the Kuzuis, the couple that originally produced the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" movie back in 1992, want to revive the franchise -- likely without the participation of creator Joss Whedon and TV stars such as Sarah Michelle Gellar.
It was Fran Kuzui who directed the original movie, starring Kristy Swanson, which pretty much shredded Whedon's original vision for the franchise by turning it into a dumb comedy.
Now, don't get me wrong. There's nothing more I'd love to see than a "Buffy" movie -- provided it's created by Whedon and starring the TV show cast. But this "re-imagining" by Kuzui would do nothing but tarnish the legacy of one of TV's most innovative series.
One could argue and say, "Yeah, but TV Guy, you could've said the same thing about 'Star Trek' recasting the original crew, and that turned out to be great."
The difference is, the new "Trek" movie stayed very close to the spirit of the original series, and the cast was portrayed the crew at an age before the original series took place.
This new "Buffy" project seems to be getting away from the universe established by the TV show, which seems pretty pointless.
Equally as dumb but in a different manner is the news that Twitter, the inane online service that allows a person to tell the world what he or she is doing in 140 characters, is trying to launch a TV show.
What the TV show would involve -- evidently some sort of scavenger hunt or something via "tweets" -- is still up in the air. But yesterday, the world's most famous Twitterer, Ashton Kutcher, announced he was shocked by this and was worried that it would lead to cyberstalking.
Um, hello, Ashton, maybe you shouldn't have tried to become the world's most famous tweeter and get more hits than CNN. NOW you are worried that someone might be cyberstalking you? Seriously? And goodness, how would the world continue to spin on its axis without knowing what Ashton Kutcher is up to every five minutes?
Sometimes, the best ideas are the ideas that are abandoned. That'd be a great plan for these two ideas.
WEDNESDAY'S BEST BETS: ABC debuts a new animated comedy from Mike Judge ("King of the Hill") in "The Goode Family" (ABC, 9 p.m.), which follows the world's most PC family, who often can't see the forest for the trees in their efforts to be green. It's gotten some good buzz. It follows the return of "Wipeout" at 8 p.m. For some reason, I can't get enough of these people getting smushed by giant rubber balls. There's a new "Unusuals" at 10 p.m.
CBS presents "George Strait: Artist of the Decade" at 8 p.m. That's great if you are a country music fan; me, not so much.
Fox continues its auditions for "So You Think You Can Dance?" at 8 p.m. PBS has a bit more serious topic, "Facing The Mortgage Crisis," at the same time.