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Five Netflix reboots to watch

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Jakarta  /  Mon, April 10, 2017  /  03:35 pm
Five Netflix reboots to watch

(Left to right) Dave Coulier, Bob Saget, John Stamos, Lori Loughlin and Candace Cameron-Bure in 'Fuller House' (2016). (Netflix/Michael Yarish)

Feeling nostalgic? Wondering where your favorite characters are after all this time?

Lucky for you, the Netflix catalog is full of remakes and reboots of TV shows and movies alike, so grab some popcorn and get comfortable before checking one of these out.

One Day at a Time

Having originally aired on CBS from 1975 to 1984, Netflix’s One Day at a Time is not a continuation, but instead a total remake. Both series, new and old, follow a newly single mother attempting to raise her two children. That’s where the similarities end, and the new One Day at a Time is a picture-perfect lesson on updating source material.

The show no longer features the Romanos, but instead the Alvarez, a Cuban-American family headed by mother Penelope, a veteran. With the help of her mother, she is raising not two daughters as in the original, but a daughter and a son, while also trying to navigate post-military life.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

When Gilmore Girls ended in 2007, it was on rocky terms, with its creators having left before the final season. But Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life marked not only their triumphant return, but the rest of the cast, who all reprised their roles.

Set nearly a decade after the original series, A Year in the Life catches viewers up with Lorelai, Rory and all the other inhabitants of Stars Hollow, splitting its time between a now adult Rory and a newly grieving Lorelai. The series consists of four episodes, one for each season.

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

The only prequel on the list, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp follows the same characters in the 2001 film, Wet Hot American Summer. While many of the stars of the original movie are now mega-celebrities, like Amy Poehler, Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine, they all returned for the eight-episode show to play even younger versions of their original roles.

Set in a summer camp, both the movie and series follow camp counselors and campers alike in a parody of teen sex comedies of the 80s. Due to the positive reception of the prequel, Netflix has ordered Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, a sequel to the film.

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Fuller House

One of Netflix’s most popular reboots, Fuller House acts as the sequel to Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995. While the original followed Danny Tanner trying to raise his three daughters with the help of his two best friends after losing his wife, Fuller House fast-forwards nearly 30 years later, and finds the eldest Tanner daughter, DJ in a similar position to her father, but this time with three sons of her own.

The entirety of the main cast of the original reprised their roles on Fuller House, with the exception of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who shared the role of the youngest Tanner sibling, Michelle.

Arrested Development

When Fox canceled the series in 2006, fans were furious. So in 2013, Arrested Development became one of Netflix’s first reboots, picking up seven years after the events of season three.

Consisting of only 15 episodes, the fourth and Netflix-produced season of Arrested Development follows each member of the dysfunctional Bluth family individually, each episode occurring over the same stretch of time, with gaps in the timeline filled by other episodes. With the murder mystery that closed season four having yet to be solved, the stars of the show -- who all reprised their roles -- have confirmed that they are more than ready to do another season. (sul/kes)

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