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4 Beloved 90s Shows With Must-Watch Reboots

4 Beloved 90s Shows With Must-Watch Reboots

The 2010s and 2020s have given us dozens of opportunities to get our nostalgic fixes with reboots of classic 90s shows. Most of us have already watched shows like Fuller HouseThe Connors, and Will and Grace. But there are several other notable series that give looks at our favorite characters today. Between Governor Zack Morris and widowed Carrie Bradshaw, a lot has changed over the past three decades. So be sure to watch these stories and more in these binge-worthy revivals. 

Saved by the Bell: 2020-2021 (a Short-Lived 90s Show Reboot)

In the 90s, Zack Morris and his crew were our idols. As adults, we realize the Bayside High teens were over-the-top cheesy. Nonetheless, they still have special places in our hearts. The creators of the Saved by the Bell reboot honed in on that cheesy element for a reboot in 2020, and it worked surprisingly well. 

The revival gives a sort of satirical twist to the nostalgic sitcom. All the original leads returned—excluding Screech star Dustin Diamond, who passed away in 2021, and Mr. Belding actor Dennis Haskins. The graduates star alongside a new class of teens, and the ensemble is a mix of over-the-top and down-to-earth characters that give the story a fun feel. The series earned mixed reviews, so it only ran for two seasons. But, in our opinion, it’s worth a watch. 

The Saved by the Bell reboot is available on Peacock. 

Girls Meets World: 2014-2017

Boy Meets World is one of the most iconic 90s shows, thanks to the wholesome antics of Cory Matthews and the life lessons from Mr. Feeny. In 2014, original creators Michael Jacobs and April Kelly brought the story to the present day with Girl Meets World, and it became a hit. 

The reboot starred Ben Savage and Danielle Fischel as Cory and Topanga Matthew, parents of son Auggie and daughter Riley. This show revolves around Riley and her best friend, Maya. Aside from Cory and Topanga, the other OG characters, such as Feeny, Shawn, Eric, and Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, make several appearances. 

Girl Meets World is available on Disney Plus. 

90210: 2008-2013

Fans of drama and gossip were thrilled when Primetime soap 90210 returned to screens. 

The original Beverly Hills, 90210 was a long-standing success with ten seasons under its belt. The story follows two average siblings and their group of insanely wealthy friends navigating their teens and young adulthood in their posh California neighborhood. The reboot basically follows the same premise. Both series are a little unrealistic, and the drama is ridiculously thick, but that’s the point. So fans inhaled both versions. 

90210 is available on Amazon Prime, and it streams on the CW website.

And…Just Like That: 2021-Present 

Speaking of 90s shows with a dramatic flair, Sex and the City came back in 2021. The series has mixed reviews, but it’s still running, so plenty of fans are enjoying the new story. The reboot shows Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York living in the Big Apple today. 

After the original series ran from 1998 to 2004, the creators made two successful full-length movies. So, when the reboot hit TV, fans had high hopes. Unfortunately, two main characters are gone—Samantha Jones and Mr. Big. Some fans checked out when they lost the main love story and best friend. But if you can get past the missing pieces, the reboot is worth a try.