Apr 29, 2011

Jem is truly outrageous. Again!

Jem was totally one of my idols growing up. I loved her so much I still have all the dolls in my closet right now. So I'm happy to hear Jem and the Holograms will once again be airing on television!

Starting May 28, the Hub will start airing old episodes of the 80s classic. By May 31st it will be part of their weekly lineup. Jem and the Holograms originally ran from 1985-1988 and revolved around Jerrica, a buisnesswoman by day, rockstar by night. And let's not forget about Jem/Jerrica's purple-haired boyfriend Rio.

Now granted, I did have three older brothers growing up so seeing all these G.I. Joe, ThunderCats remakes had me excited but Jem...Jem was my girl right up there with She-ra. I haven't watched Jem and the Holograms *since* the 80s so I'm sure I'll be cringing at most of the episodes but you can't stop me from singing along to all of the band's awesome songs. Not to mention the Holograms rival band, The Misfits. No, not those guys, these guys. I may even take out my dolls. timeslot

The Hub airs a six-episode marathon starting at 2 p.m. on May 28 with its regularbeginning May 31 at 7 p.m. I'm still waiting for the live-action movie.

8 comments:

Sonofspam said...

I always wondered if there was a connection to Gem and Dazzler since they look so much alike.

Amber Love said...

I need this in my life. Thank you, Jill!

JPChapleau said...

Live action movie... *shudder*

Sartorial Nerd said...

Holy Synergy, Batman! I own the DVDs but that is not stopping me from being giddy with excitement. A whole new generation is going to be exposed to Jem and that is quite possibly the greatest thing ever.

borky said...

Jem?

She-Ra?

See, you were winning with the boobs and the comics, but now...well, I don't know what to think.

...you'll be telling me there's NO Father Christmas and Sheena WASN'T a punk rocker next!

BDS said...

I remember that Jem came on as part of this three cartoon half hour with Bigfoot (the Ford Big Wheel truck) and The Inhumanoids. Those two gave way to the awesome Jem. I have a Y chromosome and I also loved the music, so I defy that anyone stereotype these great stories, if not 1980's cheesy, still were great.

Anonymous said...

If you haven't seen it, you'd probably like this web comic. The fellow that does Yet Another Fantasy Gamer Comic is finishing up a 6th Doctor/Jem crossover.

http://comics.shipsinker.com/?id=478

SonicJen said...

This makes me so happy! I loved Jem and She-Ra. My friend and I had a She -Ra marathon recently and now I feel a Jem marathon coming on! I had the doll with the light-up earrings and of course all the Misfits.

"We are the Misfits..."