That’s right. As part of their announcement of the projects they are seeking to develop for the upcoming season, The CW has declared a modern spin on Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women is on their plates. Slated to take a page from “Sex and the City”, it will follow working class sisters who try to make it on Park Avenue and the struggles they endure.
I will admit that my tastes aren’t as discriminating as I would like to pretend when it comes to TV. I enjoy my Gossip Girl and Grey’s Anatomy and have dabbled in Sex and the City and the new Eastwick, to add some soapy fun to my television viewing. There’s nothing wrong with this and I can stop any time that I want; plus it’s not like I’m hooked on the CW. I am well aware of the fact that most of the programs that they produce are far from high art. Let’s look at the fact that the just rebooted both 90210 and Melrose Place, have a tendency to keep Tyra Banks on the air and cancelled their new “real life of models” show after two episodes.
The CW may have given me another season of Veronica Mars and might be keeping Supernatural on the air, but my trust of them is right there next to Fox. Which means nonexistent. What they produce is questionable at best, drivel at worst and I’m going to err on the side of caution with this one. I love this book, I love this story and these girls are staples in my life (or at least they were when I was eleven) and there is no way that this can end well in my opinion. Somehow the idea of modernizing this scares me unlike updating something like say a fairytale. Say it with me now: Jo March, fashion writer? Or is she going to go for things like sexposés while Amy tries to be the Jenny Humphrey? Is Beth going to be a nurse (the new go-to working class career) and is Meg going to turn to prostitution and/or be a prep school teacher? Will Jo be torn between her sexy older (married) boss and the hot boy next door Laurie?
Kill me now. Please.
The CW can take all of the trashy teen novels they want and have at, just please stay away from this one. Let’s hope that it gets lost in development hell. Is that too much to ask for?