I’m gonna go out on a cold, dead limb here and say NOT MUCH.
Today Bravo announced a reboot of the 1989 classic teen clique film Heathers, in which Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder in the movie) returns to Sherwood with her teenage daughter, who’ll have to fend against “The Ashleys” at her school.
This sounds trashy and delicious, especially if they get Winona and Shannen Doherty to show up. Tragically, Heather Chandler will not be able to appear in flashbacks — actress Kim Walker, who famously uttered the line “Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?” died of a brain tumor at age 32. (How have I never written about this?!)
What’s funny is that ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars is pretty much a Heathers reboot already. I blazed through season 1 on Netflix last week in the company of some BBQ Corn Nuts. So we’ve got Alison, the queen bee Heather with a mysterious death, and the remaining followers she claimed to have “created.” Aria and Spencer are sort of like the Veronicas of the group, bookish and cunning (Spencer) and fond of writing in diaries (Aria). Especially Spencer — she knows better, and she wasn’t afraid to challenge Ali. Hanna is totally the Shannen Doherty “megabitch” with a sweet and gooey center, and Emily is that other Heather, the meekest one — the one who was crying in the bathroom about her eating disorder. Who even cares what that Heather’s last name was? I do. McNamara.
The point is, I love TV shows about bitchy cliques and the idea of a scripted one on BRAVO of all networks is pretty attractive to me. What about you? Now’s as good a time as any to resurrect the PopWatch Lunchtime Poll of yesteryear. Vote below.
Also: What do you think the Ashleys will play in their free time instead of croquet? I don’t care what the answer is as long as it’s not “with apps on their iPhones.”
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