We’re all pretty tired of remakes, right? Right, so guess what today’s poll is about? Yes, exactly, an imaginary remake of a television show that’s already had one failed television remake and two commercially (though probably not critically) successful films.
So, here’s the thing: I grew up on reruns of Charlie’s Angels, and I own and enjoy both the ridiculous Charlie’s Angels movies, and I don’t know that we necessarily NEED yet another remake. Like, we could just have new stories featuring awesome women doing awesome things. BUT if we were going to do one anyway, I think I’d like it to be a little less ludicrous. Like, I don’t particularly want Dark, Gritty, Everybody’s-Miserable-all-the-Time Charlie’s Angels. There can absolutely be humor, and in fact, I’d prefer it — no one’s looking for Se7en levels of bleakness here — but I’d also rather it to not be completely absurd, like maybe it could have a shred of credulity so that the whole idea of women detectives didn’t seem like a joke.
To that end, I have proposed six different teams of leading ladies who could be the Next (Imaginary) Charlie’s Angels. It’s quite the assortment of varied talent, I think — we have actresses with geek cred, actresses who have believably played law enforcement in the past, comediennes with considerable acting chops, etc.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it (PLEASE ACCEPT IT) is to pick which team you would be most interested in seeing. (It could be for either a film or television series. Whichever you’d be more interested in.) You cannot mix and match the actresses to make your own team. Or, you can, obviously, but then your vote is not counted, and you’ll make me sad, and why would you want to make me sad? I’m already sad because my handy ‘Add Poll’ button does not appear to be working, so now I have to write the whole survey out and it’s not going to look nearly as official and perty, and people will probably yell at me because they can’t just click a button to answer. Please don’t contribute to my despair.
Your choices are as follows:
Emma Stone (Zombieland, The Amazing Spiderman 1 & 2)
Alison Brie (Community, Scream 4)
Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Die Hard 4)
Tracie Thoms (Cold Case, Death Proof)
Maggie Lawson (Psych, an awesome episode of Justified)
Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Unstoppable)
Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls, Thor & Thor: The Dark World)
Jennifer Lawrence (Days of Future Past, Hunger Games 1 & 2)
Ellen Page (Inception, Super)
Taraji P. Henson (Person of Interest, Smokin’ Aces)
Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy, Sideways)
Kerry Washington (Scandal, Django)
Amber Tamblyn (The Unusuals, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Heroes)
Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim, The Brothers Bloom)
Jewel Staite (Firefly & Serenity, Higher Ground)
Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, Agents of SHIELD)
Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy)
This poll will be open for a week. Friends on Facebook and Twitter, I will attempt to count your votes if you leave your answers there, but I’d really prefer it if you’d comment here on the actual blog site itself. Just makes life easier for me. Also, depending on interest (like, if more than three people actually respond to this poll), I might have a followup poll next week on who should voice Charlie. Spoiler alert: all of the choices will be women. That’s not up for debate.