Some of the best family television shows originated in the late 80s, early 90s, leaving fans everywhere broken-hearted when they came to an end. Family sitcoms always seemed to have a heartfelt message, or a lifelong lesson to contribute, providing the audience with thought provoking material. Well welcome some of your favorite shows back, because nostalgia always wins! Here are three beloved 90s shows that are back by popular demand:
Boy Meets World - Girl Meets World
If you were obsessed with TGIF, then rest assured you were not the only one. Boy Meets World was a light-hearted, coming-of-age television show that revolved around Corey, his interactions with his family, friends, and teachers, and how they influenced his development. It ran from 1993 to 2000, and followed Corey from middle school to his college years. Girl Meets world parallels the storyline of Boy Meets World, introducing the audience to Riley, the adventurous, fun loving daughter of Corey and Topanga, and duplicates the warm atmosphere of the original. With friends and family surrounding her, and young love that bares a strong resemblance to her parents initial feelings towards each other, Riley is able to experience the world with confidence and sincerity. The sequel remains loyal to the original, and is a great show for the entire family to watch together.
Full House - Fuller House
Full House was a 90s phenomenon that ran from 1987 to 1995, capable of generating multiple emotions during a half hour episode. At the center of the show was a widowed father, Danny, and his three daughters, DJ, Stephanie, and Michelle, who were struggling with the recent loss of their mother. With the help of his brother in law, Jesse, and his close friend, Joey, the family had the ability to heal, and grow with each other through love, guidance, and continuous support. Still popular twenty years after it ended, Full House finally has a spin-off, with nearly all of the original cast included. Fuller House matches the original storyline, with a grown up DJ trying to move on after the death of her husband, while being strong for her three sons. With the help of her friend, Kimmy, and sister Stephanie, she is able to balance her busy life, and always has a fiend to turn to. The initial response to the show was mixed, with some people angry over the mildly inappropriate sexual innuendos, and overcompensating pilot episode, but overall the sequel stays true to the show we grew up with, and incorporates flash-backs to really boost the nostalgia.
Home Improvement - Last Man Standing
While Last Man Standing is not a direct sequel to Home Improvement, the foundation is the same. The two shows are remarkably similar despite being generally unrelated. Home Improvement had Tim the Toolman Taylor, who was the star of Tool Time, Last Man Standing is about Mike Baxter, the star of a popular online blog. Tim had friendly banter with Al, while Mike has a love-hate relationship with a neighbor. Tim had three sons, Mike has three daughters. I could go on, the similarities seem endless. The two shows are mirror images of each other, with Last Man Standing reflecting the same humor and tough love as Home Improvement, and even referring to the 90s show with subtle remarks, and hilarious cameos. If you suffered a significant loss when Home Improvement's 1991-1999 run ended, then Last Man Standing is what you have been waiting for.
Now if only they would bring back Family Matters and Roseanne!
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