We have been dancing ‘The Carlton’ with joy ever since the revelation that ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-air’ could be returning to out TV screens. The 90’s favourite, featuring possibly the most memorable theme tune in existence, is reportedly in “the early stages” of a modern day revamp, with none other than star, Will Smith, and wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith, leading the production.
There seems to be a bit of a 90’s revival happening as of late, what with a ‘Full House’ sequel and (cue creepy music) an ‘X-files’ reunion both confirmed for 2016. In the meantime, we have dug out our fluro headbands and compiled this list of other great 90’s shows we would love to see return.
5. That 70’s Show
It seems that our love for period sitcoms hasn’t died, what with 80’s based ‘The Goldbergs’ set to return for a third series this September, so why not bring back the Emmy winning original?
The show won praise for the way it tackled the effects of the social and political changes to 1970’s America on the teens of the era, as well as a place in our hearts.
Of course, the show’s teenage stars have grown up quite a bit since the series finale back in 2006, but can you imagine goofy, now real life couple, Jackie and Kelso, a long with responsible student turned prison inmate, Donna, returning with adult roles? It would be a joy to watch!
4. Sex and the City
The original, romantic sitcom has received just as much praise for it’s “risque” story lines, covering feminism, sexuality and promiscuity, as it has criticism (It has the word ‘sex’ in the title? Gasp!).
However you viewed this series, there is no denying it’s popularity – 7 Emmy awards anyone? Of course, off the back of the show’s success, we have seen friends Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte return to the big screen, but also to harsh critique. Have we really grown tired of the New Yorkers’ adventures?
What we would love to see is a modern day revamp which, unlike many of today’s offerings, isn’t afraid to broach the subjects surrounding sex (yes Carrie Diaries, we are looking at you.) It has the word ‘sex’ in the title, after all!
3. 90’s Cartoons
“What are we going to do tonight Brain?” “The same thing we do every night Pinky…try and take over 2015!”
It was the decade that saw Ash meet his Pikachu, Dexter discover his laboratory, Helga fall in love with a football head and toddlers run around with screwdrivers in their nappies.
There are simply too many fantastic 90’s cartoon shows to pick just one for the list. ‘The Simpsons’, which debuted in December 1989, is currently on it’s 26th season, making it the longest running sitcom in American history.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to see our, now guilty Netflix pleasures, return along side the yellow, four-fingered family with brand new episodes?
2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Sure, ‘Twilight’ has vampires, but does Bella become a bad-ass? I don’t think so. Sure, ‘Gossip Girl’ has the bad boy turbulent relationship, but does Blair fight real life demons? Definitely not!
In fact, has there ever been a television series since which so perfectly combines horror, action, romance and even comedy? This is probably why the show has gained such a huge cult status and is still extremely popular, despite the fact there has not been any new vampire action in over 12 years.
Of course, it will take a lot to convince die hard fans, and star Sarah Michelle Gellar has left some pretty large boots to fill, but with some slick special effects and fresh story lines, who could resist new Buffy episodes?
Come on now guys, what did you expect? Any kind of list about the 90’s which didn’t include ‘Friends’ would just be ridiculous. It is hard to believe that is has been 11 years since Rachel didn’t get on the plane and even harder to believe that there hasn’t been any form of reunion since!
No critic back in 1994 could have predicted that a show about 6 best friends hanging out at their favourite coffee shop would go on to receive 6 Emmys, multiple People’s Choice Awards and a Golden Globe, and end with a finale that was the most watched T.V episode of the noughties.
Since then, there hasn’t been a year gone by without a rumour of a reunion, so can 2015 be the year it finally happens? Please?