I love when television ensembles have reunions. These days, when casts get together again, it’s usually on a talk show or in a magazine. I want more shows, though, where we don’t see the actors and actresses and how they look now, but the actual characters and their lives today.
First and foremost, my dream reunion show is Full House. I am absolutely aware of how dorky that sounds, but that was my favorite show growing up, and to this day I can still tell you exactly what happens in each episode after only watching the first ten seconds. All three Tanner girls are grown now, and even Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky’s twins would be out of high school. Did they have more kids? Is Danny re-married? Did Joey ever move out? There are so many questions that need answers!
Beverly Hills, 90210 would make for another great reunion show, and it would be the easiest to do, considering there’s the new 90210. A few characters have made appearances, like Kelly Taylor, her mother (who they turned back into an alcoholic), Donna Martin and Brenda Walsh, but they were not given justice. I don’t care about these new kids; I want to know how Steve and Janet are, what Brandon’s been up to, where Valerie is, etc. etc.
I happen to know many, many twenty-somethings like myself who would die for a Saved by the Bell reunion. Shoot, I know people who would personally finance the project. I don’t know what I would rather see: the characters following the paths you expect (Jessie is a feminist leader, Lisa a fashion designer, etc.), or them going off in completely opposite directions (Screech is no longer creepy). Maybe a mixture of both would work well. You can’t tell me these actors wouldn’t be interested, either; I don’t think it would be that hard to pull Mario Lopez away from Extra, or Mr. Belding from God-knows-what.
As if my choices didn’t already give away the fact that I grew up in the 1990s, my final dream reunion has to be Boy Meets World. I loved that show, and I can’t be the only one who wants to know how Cory and Topanga are doing. Maybe they decided they got married too young, and divorced? Or they have tons of children? Is Shawn still a big part of their life? I’m most interested in what Eric is up to, and would love to see him somehow still connected to Mr. Feeny. They could be roommates!
There are countless other reunions I would love, from Family Matters to The O.C. What do you want to see?