ABC’s new TV reboot of Dirty Dancing has failed to capture the original film’s flair, looking awkward and out-of-place, writes Jillian Capewell of the Huffington Post. The reboot does not recognize what pillars made the original so special and fail to reproduce this brilliance. Uninspiring dance moves and a cast that lacks chemistry with one another doesn't help. Capewell implies that the producers took too many creative liberties with original songs, characters and even the best lines, which made the original Dirty Dancing so special.
Dirty Dancing’s ABC reboot is a refreshing and a nostalgia-inducing remake of the 1987 movie, holds Robert Rorke of the New York Post. In his opinion, it benefits from the rise of several young Broadway actors, including Hamilton’s J. Quinton Johnson. The remake creatively reimagines Dirty Dancing’s playfulness and brings the era it came from back to life. A rejuvenated plot is refreshing to any old fans while great actors make the spectacle a pleasure to behold. Rorke praises the ensemble and their uplifting performance.