I'm a big fan of cooking and design shows. The usual challenge is to take something (potatoes, an old t-shirt) and transfrom it into something new.
In movies, this is the difference between remake (Let's do the 15th version of The Front Page) & Tim Burton's Batman.
In literature, this is the difference between plagiarism & backstory.
Backstory only matters if the work is any good. There's a medieval tale called The Song of Roland. Of course you've heard of it - 12th century anti-Muslim propaganda about a hero betrayed, who doesn't let a little thing like a mortal wound slow him down. Got respun into a tale of some near-forgotten African bush wars of the mid-late 20th century:
Anyhow, since it's Kulturkampf time, might as well open a new front.
A couple more (earlier recs )online comics - Questionable Content has run for years about a Northampton coffeeshop.
One of the more intense battlegrounds of cultural perspective is the comment section of Luann. When Luann finally went into her bedroom with her not-quite boyfriend, the battle was on between those who thought it was just nasty & those who thought it was about fucking time. As the inaction stretched over days, it was nice to see them finally unite
Happy National Blow Stuff Up Day!