19DOESN’T HOLD UP: The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air
This entry’s sure to be controversial. We hear you, friends, I absolutely do, because it pains us to say that The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air doesn’t hold up. This one was a huge part of many of our childhoods. Throw in the fact that Will Smith is probably the actor
some admire the most, and we're super grateful to the show for making his acting career… well, exist in the first place.
You’re free to refute all of this, of course, but for us, it’s the style of humour that makes the show feel rather dated today. Much of it boils down to three things: Will’s snark about Uncle Phil’s weight, Will’s snark about Carlton’s geekiness, and Will’s snark about Hilary being spoiled and naïve.
It’s all very sassy and deeply ‘nineties,’ especially when it comes to the contents of Will’s closet. Man, you could see the guy from space.