Why are we all hooked on reboots?
3 Mar 2021
Why are we all hooked on reboots?

The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened physical and mental health while fuelling economic and political instability. To escape this chaos, many people have sought comfort in nostalgic TV shows and films – but do they only want reruns? Can reboots of old favourites offer the same sense of escape?

Barry Blaustein

Barry Blaustein is a screenwriter, director, producer, and professor. His credits include Coming to America, Saturday Night Live,and Beyond the Mat. He wrote jokes for the Biden campaign and is an advocate for The Parkinson’s Foundation.

Aramide Tinubu

Aramide Tinubu is an entertainment editor, writer, and film critic. Her work has been published in Ebony, Jet, Essence, Bustle, The Daily Mail, IndieWire, and Blavity. She wrote her master’s thesis on Black Girlhood and Parental Loss in Contemporary Black American Cinema. She’s a cinephile, bookworm, blogger, and NYU + Columbia University alum.

Rob Owen

Rob Owen is a TV critic and entertainment writer at The Pittsburgh Tribune. His work has been featured in Variety, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, and Miami Herald. He is a member of the Television Critics Association.

Zach Wortzman

Zach Wortzman is from Toronto.His background is in history and politics and his since been writing in and about the movies.