I am Officially coining an acronym. Been using this for a few years now.. hopefully it will catch on, perhaps sending a message to writers to be innovative and to producers/editors to take more risks.
YAR Yet Another Remake: knockoff's, covers, & remakes of shows, movies, & music songs; negative connotation
To Qualify as a YAR it must be a poorly done copy cat of a better original, or a ineffective rehash of something that was already terrible, not improved by the remake, and amounts to a wasted effort.
For example, the recent cover of "Bad Company" by Five Finger Death Punch really was Bad. The original is a great classic rock song. The new one just gives a modern formula based facelift to the song without improving the earlier vesion in anyway, and usually mangling the earlier version.
The opposite of a YAR would be all the songs on the Soundtrack to Harry Met Sally by Harry Connick Jr. Sure, Sinatra & Bennett are amazing, but Connick's renditions were going in new directions that stood on their on while not taking away from the earlier versions.