Tv show: Cowboy Bebop
Aired: 1998-1999 (Date, month, and year vary by broadcast) (There were also re-runs, and it was broadcasted in various countries as well)
About: A ragtag of traveling bounty hunters on a ship known as The Bebop go on a hunt for criminals and bring them in for bounty money and also go on adventures while dealing with various issues and situations. Set in the year 2071.
Would I recommend: If you are a fan of anime, and are interested to check it out I highly recommend it. You can find it on Netflix (Varies by country) Or you can hunt down for a DVD or Blu-ray release of the show on Amazon or Ebay.
Other Info: There was a Cowboy Bebop movie released in the early 2000’s called Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heavens Door (Alt Title: Cowboy Bebop The Movie for North America) This was released on DVD and Blu-ray. And you can find it on Netflix (Varies by country)
Extra Info: There was a Netflix Adaptation of Cowboy Bebop made in 2021. However, it only lasted one season before being cancelled by Netflix.
Final Info: The English Dub is the most popular dub since it has a stellar voice cast. The Japanese Dub is a popular one as well.
Tv show: Booker
Aired: September 24th, 1989 – May 6th, 1990
About: A spin off of the tv show 21 Jump Street starring Richard Grieco.
Would I recommend: If you are a fan of the 21 Jump Street tv show, and want to check out this spin off then I would recommend it. However, if you are just interested to see what spin-offs were like back then, I will still recommend you check it out.
Other Info: This show lasted one season before being cancelled.
Extra Info: There are two DVDs out there of the show. One is an Australian release by Beyond Home Entertainment, and the other is released by Mill Creek Entertainment. Depending on what DVD you may come across there may be some changes. On The Mill Creek Entertainment DVD, The theme song Hot in the city by Billy Idol was unable to be used because negotiations didn’t go through so it was replaced with a different song called Hot Summer Night. Also, an episode called Someone Stole Lucille (Episode 9) was not put on the set due to music issues.
Tv show: 21 Jump Street
Aired: April 12th, 1987 – April 27th, 1991
About: It’s about a group of young police officers who go undercover to investigate crimes in various teenage venues.
Would I recommend: Yes, I would. Young Johnny Depp is in it and it’s really cool.
Other Info: There was a spin-off called Booker which lasted one season. There are also two movies 21 Jump Street and 22 Jump Street.
Extra Info: There are DVDs of the show 21 Jump Street out there but your most likely going to find the Mill Creek Version. Anchor Bay Entertainment used to sell the DVDs but they are out of print and have been discontinued in 2010, so if you have any of those DVDs in your collection they are rare. You can also check e-bay and amazon since they sell the DVDs there. You can also go to thrift shops if you are lucky enough to find them. There are also French and German versions of 21 Jump Street as well on DVD.
Additional Info: Due to low ratings, the show was cancelled after Season 4 on Fox. It was then moved to syndication for Season 5 (The Final Season) on other Fox affiliates. Oh, and Johnny Depp left the show after Season Four.
Fun Fact: Holly Robinson who plays Judy Hoffs on the show, sang the theme song with Johnny Depp and Peter DeLuise doing the Jump section of the theme song.
Tv Show: Quantum Leap
Aired: March 26th, 1989 – May 3rd, 1993
About: It follows Sam Beckett (played by Scott Bakula), a man who has become stuck in the past after a time travel experiment has gone horribly wrong. He tries to alter events while attempting to return back to the present. He is aided by a hologram version of his friend Al Calavicci (played by Dean Stockwell) who is motoring Sam’s present timeline.
Would I recommend: Yes, I would. There is only 5 Seasons of the show though but its worth the watch.
Other Info: There were plans for a Quantum Leap and Mangum P.I. Crossover but that never happend. It would of been really cool to see that.
Tv show: MacGyver
Aired: September 29th, 1985 – May 21st, 1992
About: Richard Dean Anderson stars as Angus MacGyver who uses everyday objects as equipment to help him save the day. He also works for the US Government.
Would I recommend: Yes, I would. It’s awesome.
Other Info: There was also two tv movies. And a reboot made in 2016 which starred Lucas Till as a younger version of Angus MacGyver. I already covered the spinoff as well so not much else to add here.
Tv show: Magnum P.I. (2018)
Aired: September 24th 2018 – Present
About: Jay Hernandez plays Thomas Sullivan Magnum in this reboot of the original show of the same name which starred Tom Selleck in the title role.
Would I recommend: I mean, if you want to see how the reboot is done then go ahead, but if you are a fan of the original show then I wouldn’t recommend it. There might be a reason you might not like the reboot either because you grew up with the original or just don’t feel like it is isn’t the same without the mustache Tom Selleck had in the original. For me, its okay but.. I prefer the original.
Other Info: If you want a gist of the show its about Thomas Sullivan Magnum as a P.I. (Private Investigator) solving cases in Hawaii. He stays at Robin Master’s estate with Jonathan Higgins (Original) and he also has two friends, T.C. (Theodore Calvin) and Rick Wright. In the reboot, Jonathan Higgins is re-written as a woman named Juliet Higgins. Kinda wondering how long this reboot will last.
Tv Show: MacGyver (2016)
Aired: September 23rd, 2016 – Present
About: Lucas Till plays a younger version of Angus MacGyver. This is a reboot of the original show of the same name which starred Richard Dean Anderson in the title role.
Would I recommend: Yes, I would. It’s actually a good reboot.
Other Info: If you want a gist of the show, MacGyver (The Original and The Reboot) is pretty much about a man named Angus MacGyver using everyday objects as equipment and creating stuff out of those objects to help him save the day. And he also works for the US Government.
Extra Info: There was a planned spinoff called Young MacGyver in 2003 with Jared Padalecki but only the pilot was made. Yeah, sounds awesome now that I think about it. Who knew that information would be so cool to find out about.
Tv show: Knight Rider 2008
Aired: February 17th, 2008 (TV Movie) September 24th, 2008 – March 4th, 2009 (Regular Series)
About: A Reboot of the 1982 show of the same name.
Would I recommend: If you are new to Knight Rider then yes. However, if you are a fan of the 1982 tv show then give it a watch and see for yourself. I have only seen the TV Movie of Knight Rider 2008.. and I watched a bit of it then stopped since it was bleh. I mean it was nice to hear a kinda okay mix of the Knight Rider Theme but other than that.. its just not Knight Rider without Michael Knight and the Original KITT.
Other Info: There was a TV Movie that was a backdoor pilot for the Knight Rider 2008 Reboot.
Additonal Info: In the TV Movie, Val Kilmer voices KITT and the car is a different model and brand.
TV Show: The Saint
Aired: October 4th, 1962 – February 9th, 1969
About: Roger Moore plays Simon Templar, a man who helps people when conventional agencies are either powerless or unwilling to assist and protect. He often uses methods that are outside the law.
Would I recommend: Yes, if you like mystery spy thrillers. And don’t mind the black and white style. Later on it becomes color.
Other Info: In 1978 there was a revival called Return of The Saint, however the character was played by a different actor. There was also a tv movie, and also movies as well.
Additional Info: This show lasted 6 seasons.
TV Show: Supernatural: The Animation
About: Same plot as the live action show but with some differences.
Would I recommend: Yes, if you are a fan of the live action show and want to see what Supernatural is like in anime form. You can find it on DVD. There is the Region 1 DVD and there is also a Japanese Version of the DVD.
Other Info: The anime has a happier ending than the live action show. Since the anime is only a mix of Season 1 and Season 2.
Extra Info: If you are interested to know, the English Dub has Jared voicing Sam for the whole season, while Jensen only voices Dean for the final two episodes. A different actor in the English Dub voices Dean from episodes 1-20. The Japanese Dub does not change the voice actors. There are also anime original episodes, and a episode based on the Supernatural comic book. Most of the original episodes from the live action show are renamed and changed slightly, so if you watch any of the episodes you will notice the differences between the live action show and the anime itself.
Oh and if you have the Region 1 DVD of Supernatural: The Animation you get to see Jared or Jensen, or both of them give the introduction for each episode. Also, if you have the Region 1 DVD you can hear Carry on wayward son by Kansas (Instrumental on the Menu Selection Screen and part of the song itself in the end credits for each episode) There is also a cover version of the song but I think that is only if you own the Japanese Version of the DVD. I could be wrong though but then again, who knows.