The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is a sitcom from the 90's that became a pop culture phenomenon. The show followed Will Smith, a street-wise teenager from Philadelphia who is sent to live with his wealthy aunt and uncle in Bel-Air, California.
The original series ran for six seasons and ended in 1996. In 2020, it was announced that there would be a reboot of the show on the streaming service, Peacock. The new series, Bel-Air is a modern-day twist on this classic show,
Very similar to the original, Will Smith moves to Bel-Air to live with his wealthy uncle and cousins after some trouble and potentially bad situations. But life in a new city is not as easy as he thought it would be. With new friends and rivals, Will has to learn how to navigate the treacherous waters of high society. Can he make it in this new world or will he be forced to go back to his old life in Philadelphia?
It’s been over 25 years since The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air first aired on TV, and now a reboot has been released. The original series followed Will Smith as he moved from Philadelphia to live with his wealthy relatives in Bel-Air, California. The new series, Bel-Air, will be a modern update of the original.
Fans of the original series are sure to be excited about the reboot, and with Smith on board as an executive producer, it is sure to have the same high quality as the original.
The new series, Bel-Air is somewhat darker than its predecessor, taking on less of a comedic approach. The show touches on issues with drugs, and guns, and definitely seems to raise the stakes compared to the original. In the original Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, they dealt with a lot of similar issues, but it had a more light-hearted feel than the new reboot.
The reviews have been mixed, which is to be expected. Comparing anything to such a time-honored classic is a tough matchup, so criticism is to be expected. One of the biggest things that have changed in the new series is the character of Carlton. He is no longer the preppy and goofy cousin that everyone knew and loved from the original Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
If you are a true fan of Will Smith and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, you will definitely be watching the reboot, Bel-Air. As good as it could possibly be, nothing will ever recapture the magic of what they created in the first series.
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