I came across this article that featured some tweets from Debbie Allen expressing interest in doing a remake of the late 80s to early 90s sit com A Different World. For those of you who don’t know A Different World as a sit com that explored the lives of black young adults attending a HBCU.
I used to LOVE that show. I even used to have a pair of fake Dwayne Wayne glasses when I was younger. I used to get in trouble for wearing them to class in elementary school.
Although generally I don’t like the idea of remakes (I prefer people come up with new fresh original ideas) I really wouldn’t mind at all to see this show updated and back on the air. With reality trash tv running rampant I find myself longing for more scripted shows and more quality television in general. Also it wouldn’t hurt to have more positive black images on tv. The younger generation would greatly benefit from seeing a show about black young adults going to college as opposed to black girls fighting in the club on a reality show.
What do you think? Do you think a remake of A Different World would be a good idea?
Oh and just a side note, I LOVED the theme song too. Check it out. Take a close listen and tell me of you recognize the voice of the woman singing. (Hint: Check the tags on this post)