Normally I'm totally annoyed by news of a remake. But, today's news that Fox and Sony TV are planning to revive Heathers as a TV series makes me want to put my head in a wood chipper. Here's the thing. It would probably be okay if studios and networks did remakes well, but it just seems like they can never get it right. Most of the time, that's because the originial was so good, so unique, that recreating it is a very very difficult task.
Film studios are scared of their own shadows these days, but what is television's excuse? Networks and studios get piles and piles of original specs and hear thousands of original pitches. At some point executives are going to have to walk over the paint and get out of the corner. Watching terrible things with "built in audiences" (Cavemen? Are you shitting me?) get an opportunity over great original projects is pretty disheartening. Particularly when those 'built in' shows end up sucking balls, and fall flat.