At the Television Critics Association summer press tour, The CW honcho Dawn Ostroff recently told reporters that they were considering remaking more classic shows. Well, given how terrible 90210 and the one episode of Melrose Place I've seen are, that seems like a horrible idea. Still, if they're going to go ahead with this, there are plenty of short-lived or underrated shows from the great (and greatly missed) WB network that could make The CW much better than it's been in its short history, and they can do it without ruining our somewhat fond memories of shows like Dawson's, Everwood or Gilmore Girls.
We were discussing in the TWoP bullpen the other day what would be the shows you are most likely to have forgotten we ever recapped. Now, we disqualified certain incredibly bad shows, like Tru Calling, Young Americans, The Mountain, and (my personal favorite) Married By America, on the basis that they are so notoriously bad that you probably remember that we recapped them. But we're willing to bet that there are some things you did not remember we recapped at all. I hope to bring you some of them over the next little while. This should start you off.
Line Of Fire. I do not remember this show existing myself, but the archives are insistent that Jessica recapped it, it featured David Paymer naked, and someone was a "promiscuous boozehound."
Skin. What could go wrong with a show about the sex industry? Djb found out. Three episodes, you guys.
Birds Of Prey. There were thirteen whole recaps of this, and yet when I saw the title, I thought, "Didn't that get canceled in the second week or something?" Poor Daniel.
There & Back. This wasn't even that long ago. This was, like, two years ago. But before Potes brought you Rock Of Love and other classics, she covered two whole episodes of what amounts to an O-Town retread, and if you think about how intense that is, you'll...well, you'll be impressed by how intense that is.
More like this later in the week. I don't think we reached any final conclusions about a definite winner. Sars and I sometimes get distracted by YouTube clips of Anna Devane being menaced by Grant Putnam's dog.