Paperback's Pondering's is a weekly discussion when I take a topic and well, ponder about it! This week's topic is all about my opinion on book/tv show revivals.
More and more revivals have been hitting it big recently. Between Fuller House, Gilmore Girls, Harry Potter, everyone's been feeling a bit nostalgic. However are all these revivals REALLY necessary? Unless your favourite book or tv show ended on a cliffhanger, did you not get the closure you needed?
Many people have feeded off of J.K. Rowling's tweets about hidden Hogwarts secrets, revealing new wizarding schools and more. The world certainly does not want to let the Wizarding World go, including me. What first made me develop negative feelings however, was reading the Cursed Child synopsis. It is revealed that Harry "might have been helping Voldemort all along" and that Albus will be "struggling with the family legacy". These statements kind of shocked me because I was looking forward to Harry just living a normal life. There is no more Voldemort to worry about, the past will be put behind. Clearly, Harry's life will never be normal.
These revivals kind of annoy me because they seem quite forced. It seems like writers are just trying to make the character's lives even more eventful than they were before, and make it seem like they can never move on. I was perfectly fine with how the Harry Potter series ended, so I'm not really jumping at the chance to find out more. GIVE THE POOR GUY A BREAK ALREADY!
I guess revivals are just a way for people to relive the nostalgia and amazement that they had towards whatever was hyped at the time. People DO NOT WANT Hogwarts, or Stars Hollow, or the Tanner family to be forgotten, which is perfectly fine, but personally all this new information does bother me. Maybe that's just me.
I know revivals can be a great thing, as fans can come together and relive their childhood's, but what I'm trying to say is, it's not for everyone. As a fangirl of any revival, you ARE NOT OBLIGATED to see the revival. Some people are ok with the information they received, and some people want more, and that's ok too.
My personal opinion is that I could have done without this sequel. Of course, I will pick up the book because I am a hopelessly curious fangirl, but I won't be happy about it, if that makes any sense. I believe that the only important thing about a book or tv show fandom is to not let the legacy die, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you have to find out more.
All this being said, it is to each their own and I hope that Cursed Child will live up to the expectations that Harry Potter left behind.
How do you feel about sequels/revivals? Will you pick up Cursed Child?
Emily @ Paperback Princess