24 October 2013 | bragisvoice
how utterly disappointing can a show be?
A ridiculously mundane and boring piece of political correct re-boot that fails in every sense of the word. I can't imagine what the producers of this show were thinking.
In it's day Ironside was edgy and suspenseful. However simple it might appear to audiences of today, it was a engrossing TV show in it's proper time frame. Other shows have made successful transitions via reboot, Hawaii 50 being notable, but they remain true to the idea of their initial show. This reboot seems to rely on the tragedy of a politically correct theme to inspire audiences to feel the drama and depth that's quite lacking in the writing. It doesn't work.
Simply changing gender, color, nationality etc. doesn't make a reboot viable. In fact, it would seem that unless there's something genuinely interesting about a reboot, audiences find them insipid and often resent the newer version.
I would think some talking head somewhere in the creation chain would eventually figure this concept out. Put something of merit in the new version for people to enjoy or don't bother remaking something that people were once entertained by.
This show deserves cancellation.