Revamped 'Generations' show gets mixed reaction

The first episode of the revamped soapie, Generations: The Legacy, aired last night.

FILE: 'Generations' executive producer Mfundi Vundla. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Following the long anticipated return of popular soapie Generations, creator Mfundi Vundla, says the programme has risen from adversity.

The first episode of the revamped show, now called Generations: The Legacy, aired on Monday night and has been met by mixed reaction on social networks.

On the contrary I loved the Exposition and the rising action.Wait untill we reach the climax ya'll gonna be engrossed. #GenerationsLegacy

Sis! I was watching like...RT @SophieNdaba: What a load of rubbish. #GenerationsLegacy pic.twitter.com/dhE6o6nSOD

#GenerationsLegacy Every1 is complaining how bad last night's episode was. But they'll all still be watching it a month from now. Come bech

dear @Official_SABC1 kindly play #GenerationsLegacy for the kids during the day while we at work. Thank you in advance

Two years later??? #GenerationsLegacy pic.twitter.com/haTyWbb0rC

What is happening? Who are these people? I'm not sure #generationslegacy pic.twitter.com/DyPn3I3pSW

Waking up today,what happened last night with #Generationslegacy feels like a terrible hangover &I hope it was only just a dream,PLEASE!

Honorable Tweeps, I move a motion without notice to officially recognise #GenerationsLegacy as the soapie of the nation.

Tau and Karabo already having issues ? #GenerationsLegacy

The reinvention comes after 16 cast members were dismissed for going on strike in September, demanding better pay and royalties.

Vundla says the events leading to the reinvention have been an opportunity for growth.

"It's a renewal. When those 16 actors left, it was an opportunity for reinvention and renewal."

He's has also rubbished claims of ill-treatment by the dismissed actors and has called their demands silly.

"A medical doctor with seven years of training at the ER at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital would be lucky to get away with R45,000 a month. A chartered accountant with five years of training starting out would be lucky to get R45,000 a month. So let's not be silly."