Recently I found myself enjoying Netflix’s “Cobrai Kai,” a reboot of “Karate Kid,” starring Ralph Macchio and William aka Billy Zabka. The show is extremely self-aware, paying homage to the ridiculous plot points of the past while low-key mocking the overly woke culture we have evolved into. The show is both dramatic and irreverent, and exactly what we need as a society.
It’s no coincidence that amid cancel culture and woke policing reboots of classic shows like “Frasier,” “Dexter” and “Little House on the Prairie” are on the horizon. People are desperate for simpler times when they could speak their minds without worrying that they would offend someone. They long for the days when you could watch a cartoon like “Rugrats” or a show like “Punky Brewster” and not have to think about the latent undertones of social injustice or whether the characters are sexually diverse enough. Back then TV was just TV. Now it’s liberal propaganda and frankly just not that entertaining anymore.
Hollywood is taking note, whether they will admit it or not. That is the reason why Disney’s latest hit “WandaVision” inexplicably decided to employ classic TV tropes into their first season. Woke is trendy but not feel-good. In fact, the opposite is true. The woke preys on people, making them feel bad, hoping that they stir some sense of guilt that will cause an action to their benefit. I find it ironic that while Disney has a disclaimer before airing “The Muppets,” they decided to have their newest smash show focus around a classic TV housewife who is desperate for a family. What is that called again? Oh yeah, hypocrisy! In fact, Disney is relying heavily on the nostalgia bandwagon to up viewership. One of their newest additions includes a remake of “The Mighty Ducks”. "Doogie Howser, M.D.” is currently in the works as well. I’m sure they will figure out a way to make Doogie more politically correct. After all, a teenage Caucasian genius probably screams “white privilege.” Take me back to the 80's #Truthbomber