Who doesn’t want to go back to the 90s? The love for all things neon. The height of video game technology… wait, are we already there? And now comes word that the beloved Disney Channel series, Boy Meets World is going to hit our TV sets again.
TVLine reports that the show’s creator Michael Jacobs (you might remember him from our cast roundtable) has already begun casting for the project, titled appropriately enough, Girl Meets World. The new show will follow the daughter of the series stars Cory Matthews (played by Ben Savage) and Topanga Lawrence (Danielle Fisher).
So, it got us thinking. What other blasts from the past shows would we love to see revived, and just as importantly, what would they be about?
Thanks to The CW we’re saved the trouble of having to come up with new storylines for Beverly Hills, 90210 (as the spin-off show is already in its fifth season). Saved by the Bell had more spin-offs than we had Nintendo games. The College Years and The New Class, anyone? And Sex and the City will return to TV with a prequel series, The Carrie Diaries. But what about old favorites like Party of Five, Friends, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air?
(Insert Wayne’s World dream sequence sound effect here.)
The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990-1996)
When we last left the Banks family, all the children had grown up and were leaving the nest: Hillary and Ashley to New York, Carlton to Princeton, and everyone’s favorite British butler Geoffrey back home to England. The only one remaining in California was Will. Since the show is based loosely on Will Smith’s life, it would only make sense to continue his life story. And just like in his real life, his kids are his main focus. Couldn’t you just see Willow and Jaden playing a pair of siblings living the high life in The Golden State? Though that might make the show less of a series and more of a reality show.
Since Joey — the show’s attempt at continuing the series — was merely a blip on our radar, we can feel free to come up with our own ideas. Season 10 – which ended eight years ago — finally gave us the ending we had all been wanting: Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) and Ross (David Schwimmer) were together, Monica (Courteney Cox) and Ross (Matthew Perry) saw their wish for kids come true, Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) was married, and Joey (Matthew Perry) was, well, Joey. It’s easy to say we would be happy if the show picked up with Rachel and Ross and their life as a little family, but we would miss the rest of the Central Perk gang. This might be the one show where you can’t beat the original, and any attempt at a remake would be almost as ridiculous as Hypercolor T-shirts. What were we thinking?
Party of Five (1994-2000)
Who can remember the show Time of Your Life, which followed Sarah (Jennifer Love Hewitt) and her big move to New York City? Okay, us either. Moving on. The original show — which followed the Salinger family — had so many crazy story lines (cancer, alcoholism, domestic abuse…) we don’t think there is anywhere left for it to go. However, we would be up for a reunion show. Scott Wolf, Neve Campbell, Jeremy London? That has ratings gold written all over it.
What do you think? Any shows from the 90s you’d love to see get a second chance? Tell us in the comments section below.
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