Now that I think about it, I'd like to see the remake happen, but I'd like to see it happen the right way. Remakes of classics, whether they be TV shows or movies, are risky — do them well and you'll make an awful lot of people happy and, if you're lucky, you'll create a whole new generation of fans. Do them poorly and there's hell to pay. And of course it won't just be the grumpy old fans who saw the show's original broadcast who'll be irate — in this day of TV-on-DVD, the ire will span the generations.
So without further ado, here's my casting suggestion: Bruce Campbell. There's no question in my mind that this would be a good fit. Campbell has the square-jawed, slightly dissolute good looks of a man who's an hour past his sell-by date. He does seedy well. He's a credible action guy, and we already know he can be funny. Plus, he comes with a built-in fan base. Yeah, I really like this idea. I like it a lot. I'd watch this show. You listening, Mr. Shore? I'm thinking your people should call Bruce's people.
What do you think? Is the Rockford remake a good idea or a bad idea? Who do you think could play Jim Rockford?