Netflix: a magical place where dreams come true, and so many of our old TV favorites get a second chance through a reboot. Finally, we’ll be able to know what happened to the ultimate ‘90s family on Full House, as Fuller House is only days away from its online premiere! Mulder and Scully are back to explore their feelings – and paranormal phenomena – on the new season of The X-Files! And there are so many more stellar, classic shows we love that would benefit from a present-day rebooting. Here are our top picks…
1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
First of all, Sarah Michelle Gellar possibly looks better now than she did 20 years ago as demon-hunting high schooler Buffy Summers. We bet that an older Buffy would have a thing or two to teach a young slayer – perhaps her own daughter (we always hoped she and Xander would somehow work out). Vampires are back in style on TV and it’s the perfect time to welcome our heroine back.
2. Freaks and Geeks
Set in the early ‘80s, this iconic show about teenage rebellion – and boredom – featured many actors who would go on to have huge careers (Seth Rogen, James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel, etc). Checking in with these guys as adults would be super poignant and nostalgic, and we’d have a chance to see one of the best casts on TV all together again. We think Judd Apatow should seriously consider making time to return to the project.
3. All That
Sure, SNL is fine. But if you were a kid in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, you never missed an episode of All That, a.k.a. the funniest sketch show ever. There’s no shortage of present-day child actors with comedy chops, and we’d love to see some of the original cast pop back up. No one delivers “Vital Information” quite like Lori Beth Denberg – and we bet Kenan Thompson would jump at the chance to get back into his Pierre Escargot raincoat.
4. The Facts of Life
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have: a heartwarming girl-power TV classic. Back in the day, Charlotte Rae starred as the “den mother” of a motley crew of young girls at a prestigious boarding school; not only is Ms. Rae still alive and available for guest appearances, but we think one of her former wards could take up the mantle. Maybe the warmly sassy Natalie, or no-nonsense Jo? We’re ready to re-experience dorm life with a new group of girls!
Perhaps obvious, considering this show’s status as the most iconic sitcom of all time. But the recent Friends cast reunion on NBC has us desperate for the reboot the whole world is waiting for. How are Monica and Chandler dealing with their adorable twins? Does Joey still live in his “Joey room” above their garage? Did he and Phoebe ever hook up? Have Ross and Rachel stayed together, and does anyone know where Ross’ son Ben even is?! So many questions…