The television remake of Dirty Dancing has been a huge flop with die hard fans of the original but the Twitter reactions are too good not to share!


When news first broke that a Dirty Dancing remake was actually happening, our hearts were torn.

We loved the sneak peak at the first pictures, but our main question was whether a remake could live up the magic of the original film which launched in 1986? Without Patrick and Jennifer centre stage, can it really ever be that magical?

When the Dirty Dancing remake aired for the first time on ABC it was clear the American viewers did not ‘have the time of their lives’ watching it…

So it is hardly surprising that when Brit’s got to watch the remake they were equally as disappointed. The Dirty Dancing remake aired on Channel 5 on 11 June and viewers once again let loose on Twitter. Here are a few of our favourite reactions!

There were several pleas for the remake to just be scrapped as viewers found the cringeworthy scenes painful to watch.

The critics didn’t think much of it either… Variety called the television version is a “sappy, passionless, schlocky remake…without even the iota of imagination necessary to expand upon the 1987 film.” While the Hollywood Reporter’s reviewer said: “Somebody put this baby in a corner.”

A slither of positivity snuck in for Nicole Scherzinger’s performance. The singer plays Johnny’s dance partner Penny. Desiree Murphy from Entertainment Tonight said: “The Pussycat Dolls singer is no stranger to the dance floor, and it was evident whenever she appeared onscreen.”

What do you think?

Have you watched the Dirty Dancing remake or are you considering it? Get involved in the conversation and let us know your thoughts in the comments section or on our Facebook page! Is it really as bad as people have said?

Here are 5 differences from the original, they really shouldn’t have tampered with…

1. Baby is more of a singer than a dancer

We love Little Miss Sunshine star Abigail Breslin, but while she’s a great actress, dancing isn’t her forte. Which is kind of the point.

2. It’s a musical

While the original Dirty Dancing certainly had a catchy sound track, the characters didn’t actually sing the hits, unlike in the remake.

3. There isn’t that same chemistry between Johnny and Baby

And this isn’t disrespectful to the new generation. Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey famously hated each other, and their on screen chemistry sizzles.

3. We just don’t fancy Johnny as much

Not entirely his fault. I mean, who can compete with the raw magnetism of Patrick Swayze.

4. Baby and Lisa’s parents consider getting a divorce

In the original, the older generation didn’t really get much of a voice, but in the remake their relationships are in the spotlight.

5. The costumes are more reflective of 1960s America, losing the fun ’80s style we associate with the movie

Gone are the signature ’80s pieces we loved in the movie, replaced with more costume accuracy.

Are you as disappointed with the remake as us or do you think the changes were well thought out?