All Six Seasons Of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air Are Back On Netflix
In a time when great TV series such as Chernobyl, Peaky Blinders and Killing Eve appear to come thick and fast, you could be forgiven for thinking that there might not be much demand for nineties sitcoms.
But as the continued success of Friends has proven, people will always need their 'switch off' TV, and as such, the news that all six seasons of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air are back on Netflix in the UK and Ireland will no doubt be well received (by people in the UK and Ireland).
The streaming service announced the news in a tweet, sharing a much-loved emotional scene between Will and Uncle Phil to give everyone a nice Monday morning cry.
all 6 seasons of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air are back on netflix, so you can watch one of most heartbreaking sitcom scenes in TV history as often as you like pic.twitter.com/9rumazN5vv
- Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) July 1, 2019
The response to the tweet showed just how popular the sitcom remains, almost 30 years on from when it first aired, with the majority of people sharing GIFs of Will and Carlton dancing, naturally.
One bloke, who had inexplicably never seen the show, was also really excited by the news.
He said: "I've always wanted to watch this and never been able to so THANK YOU!!"
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Presumably he could have got the DVD box set for about £2.40 for at least a decade, or watched the endless repeats on TV, or watched it when it was last on Netflix, but hey, hopefully he at last gets around to it this time.
And if you were in any doubt about whether there is still high demand for switch off TV, then one person's reply requesting the return of the first two seasons of Love Island to Netflix should be all the proof you need.
Earlier this year, Fresh Prince fans got all excited over a production studio's trailer for an imagined reboot of the show.
The trailer was produced by Sun Squared Media and captioned: "What would happen if Will Smith made The Fresh Prince today? Bel-Air, a story of a kid from Philly whose life got turned upside-down... in 2019."
Director and cinematographer Morgan Cooper uploaded the video to social media, writing: "Like most 90s kids, I grew up watching Fresh Prince. Even as a kid, I always thought there was more to the story... so I decided to make this. S/O to incredible team who worked on this!"
You can watch it here.
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