C’mon, you know you secretly love when a new reboot is announced.
Reboots hold a steady spot in the media we consume today. Reboots like Ghostbusters, All Grown Up, Lion King, and Fuller House are among the most notable ones from our generations, and more like iCarly, Proud Family, and other classics from our childhood are set to return. Because reboots take the original plot and modernize it, or answer questions from the original airing, many people will have their opinions about it. From film to television, it seems that everyone is jumping at the chance to grab hold of previous storylines.
Arguably one of the best reboots was Fuller House. Many of us grew up watching the Tanner family and friends, so it was the perfect opportunity for a reboot to see how their lives have unfolded. When the original series came out, people were able to relate the same problems the characters faced, and on the reruns, another generation was able to fall in love and relate to the same TV family.
The reboot, Fuller House, answered any questions that viewers and die-hard fans had after Full House ended. It also kept a similar plotline all while adapting to the new world around them. We were able to fall in love over again with a new cast and relate to similar problems as adults. Being able to please an older and younger audience with one plotline is what made this reboot so successful.
There is never a truly perfect reboot because the original is always more special to the fans. When a reboot happens, critiques are quick to point out how far it strayed from the original. Girl Meets World is a perfect example of how a reboot can ruin the fan’s perception of the original show. This reboot made for a new generation navigating their way through seventh grade, but many viewers believed it would be a continuation of the lives of Cory, Topanga, and Shawn. Mixing original cast members for the nostalgic appeal with new characters for the younger generation of fans seemed like a good idea at first, however, it ended up feeling like another overdone child sitcom.
At the end of the day, the reboot was not created for fans of the original series to binge, rather for a younger generation of fans. Let’s face it, no adult was tuning into Disney Channel every week eager to watch two seventh graders work through their problems. The Boy Meets World franchise would have benefitted from a show following the cast members in their adult life, which is what the fans truly desired.