As a child I enjoyed the wacky races, so when I found out they were making a reboot for the hannah-barbera classic, I was excited, but after a single episode I realised it turned out to be one of "Those" reboots where the series has nothing to do with the original product, the graphics, although good randomly introduced several new characters that are basically clones of other characters, such as "I.Q. Ickly" and Penelope Pitstop's apparently twin sister (like that has not been beat to death yet) she is the female incarnation of Dick Dastardly who went from his recognisable purple and red outfit to a full purple outfit also equipped with a English accent that does not do the character any justice.
All the characters are more focused on bad side-plots rather than a race, almost all the cars are given a redesign, and I am yet to see more than 5 different characters in a single episode. I may get over this if it wasn't for not even half the original cast of characters make returns, I am yet to see the presence of: the boulder mobile, the convert-a-car, crimson haybaler, army surplus special, roaring plenty, arknsas chugga-bug or the buzz wagon, which generally seems like laziness on their part, Do not get me wrong, some reboots can be brilliant, scooby-doo mystery incorporated was an amazing spin- off showing that scooby-doo can perform well in a darker, more story driven show, with this it is essentially "be cool scooby doo" all over again (or even shaggy & scooby-doo get a clue)they try too hard to fit it in with today's society but forget why the original series was so good, the gadgets and animation was solid, and even warranted a just as good spin-off "dastardly and muttley and their flying machines".
Finally the only thing I can still give the series praise for is too show me how bad they can make a reboot and getting it shown on a lesser known programming network surprises me.
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