I am also a fan of the original show and I also had to sneak watching it, when my mother was taking a nap or was otherwise engaged, since we weren't "allowed" to watch it! When I got older, I talked my mom into letting me watch it, she watched too and even bought the record album of music from the series that included "Quentin's Theme" (my favorite of course!).
My crush was on Quentin Collins, played by David Selby! Looking at a recent photo of him, I still think he's a really good looking guy, just a whole lot older!! But then, so am I!
I was anxious to see the new DS trailer, since I thought they were going to do a good job on the movie, but I was totally appalled by what I saw!! I do like a good, silly comedy, like Love at First Bite, Airplane, etc., but I was not at all prepared to see the thing they're calling "Dark Shadows"!!
It looks like a really bad, Grade "B" movie, instead of what I expected! The only way I can imagine going to see it would be to totally divorce myself of the original series I enjoyed so much (I was very happy when Sci-Fi or whoever ran all of the original episodes several years ago, so I could get caught up on what happened!) and look at this thing as something totally different, but it just happens to have some of the same character names!