30 years later, ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ is as fresh as ever

30 years later, 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' is as fresh as ever

The 2020 fall television season has come through with a bounty of new shows and returning favorites, but sometimes novelty isn’t what the discerning TV watcher is after. That impulse to rewatch old favorites or engage in nostalgia is what drives streaming services to compete for comfort binge classics like The Office and Friends — but if I see another article about either of those shows I will snip my router’s power cord and move to the South Pole. 

HBO Max debuted earlier this year with a massive catalogue of shows that haven’t popped up for streaming in a while. One of these is The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the early-to-mid-’90s sitcom that launched Will Smith’s acting career and takes home the forever award for catchiest theme song of all time. With news that the surviving cast of Fresh Prince have shot a 30-year anniversary reunion special, as well as Peacock’s recent two-season pickup for the show’s dramatic reboot Bel-Air, it’s the perfect time to take a moment, sit right there, and remember why we fell in love with The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Read more…

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