Friday, December 16, 2011

Making My Own Mini TV Reunions...

Yesterday TVLine broke the news that former Clueless star Alicia Silverstone will be heading to Suburgatory for a few episode arc in early 2012. This means a mini film reunion, as her rich kid co-star in Clueless, Jeremy Sisto is now the single dad in Suburgatory. While I was never hoping Elton would get his wish and play suck and blow for real with Cher, I am intrigued by this pairing years later. I always love to watch old chemistry come alive on-screen again, even if we're not getting a chance to catch up with the same characters. So it got me thinking: out of everyone on television right now, can I hope for any other awesome mini-reunions?

Adding Terry O'Quinn into the mix on Hawaii Five-0 this season already lends itself to reuniting LOST guys (and on the island, too!), but I would love to see Matthew Fox pop up for an episode simply so he can square off with O'Quinn again. He has a similar look to McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin), so he might make a good ex-Marine or another former acolyte of O'Quinn's who has now found himself in some serious trouble.

I know it's been quite a few years, but no matter who I talk to about Gilmore Girls a Dean vs Jess debate always ensues. Jared Padalecki now co-stars as an ass-kicking demon-hunter in Supernatural, while Milo Ventimiglia did some time dealing in heroics of his own after he hung Jess up. I'd love to see what it looks like if they go back at each other now, older, wiser, bigger, with even more glorious hair. Ventimiglia could play a Leviathan wearing a meat suit or simply some guy from Sam's past who maybe tried to steal his girl. History repeats itself, right? Besides, we've been seeing more and more of Sam's past interactions and friends. This would just be cheekily perfect.

Jared Leto, formerly of My So-Called Life somehow seems like a good fit, either as a subject of investigation for some anti-goverment, anarchist ways (maybe he's a disgruntled blogger or bleeding heart who takes in Tom Walker, and it is assumed he's in cohoots with Abu Nazir's plot) or simply a version of himself, a rockstar who also has anti-whatever tendencies on Homeland. Talk about growing up and growing apart, right, Claire Danes?

For some reason, a lot of people are still watching The Office. Even without Michael Scott. Maybe more people would be inclined to tune into Community if there was some kind of cross-over/bleed-over. Well, Ed Helms worked with Crystal the monkey in The Hangover (yes, I know this one isn't a TV reunion, but I'm just trying to help community any way I can!), and Crystal guest stars in Community as Annie's Boobs. Maybe she can pop up in Dunder Mifflin-Sabre's air ducts, found hoarding items of Dwight's that Dwight assumes Jim stole as a prank.

Something needs to liven up Rizzoli & Isles but quick! That show has, unfortunately, fallen into stereotypical procedural drama without the personal, on-going threats to Jane and Maura. So why not bring in Lorraine Bracco's old The Sopranos sparring partner James Gandolfini as a rival mobster to Maura's father? Sure, it's typecasting at this point, but he's dynamic enough to command attention from more viewers.

I don't know why, but something about Chloe Sevigny just yells "pixie!" to me. So maybe the way to best utilize a mini Big Love reunion with Ginnifer Goodwin is for the Once Upon A Time producers to cast her as Tinkerbell. Or at least one of Tinkerbell's newer fairy friends.

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