The popular 1990s sitcom “Sister, Sister” reboot was announced earlier this year joining other popular reboots such as “American Idol,” “Jersey Shore” and “Fuller House.”
The original show ran from 1994-1999 and will star the original actresses, Tia and Tamara Mowry.
Kenyce Lytle, junior psychology and sociology double major, said she was a fan of the show growing up.
“I love the original show because I was able to see myself in their characters. I enjoyed that the show was wholesome and something I could watch with any person in my family,” Lytle said. “They tackled difficult issues with ease and they broke stereotypes. I remember having nights when I was curled up with my mom and we would watch the show together.”
Lytle said she believes the show will do well because of the wholesomeness of the twins.
“These reboots are happening because people want a bit of nostalgia. They want to relive happier, easier times when the internet was not such a main part of our life,” Lytle said. “People want to remember their youthful years and many TV networks feel bringing back those shows will bring profit because they are filling a void.”
Dr. Melissa Croteau, director of film studies at California Baptist University, said for a reboot to be successful, it needs to have changed with the times.
“It can’t just pick up where the other show left off in 1999. A lot of that has to do with the casting and the writing. It’s always going to be dependent on the quality of the writers and whether or not they’re able to get the original performers,” Croteau said. “If the true appeal is nostalgia, you want to feel
like they’ve aged with you. We want to see them struggling with the things we’re struggling with now.”
Croteau said she believes “Fuller House” has done a good job keeping the audience hooked and should be an example for future reboots as it mixes current themes with classic characters.
“It has to be different enough to when people watch it, they don’t feel like they’ve already seen it and it has to be the same enough for people to connect with it nostalgically. That’s the key,” Croteau said.
“When a show reboots, viewers are already invested in the characters,” said Alanna Saldana, junior nursing major.
Tia told US Weekly the new season will either air this fall or next year.