BEST SE­RIES RE­BOOTS

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Ontv - BY GE­ORGE DICKIE

“Doc­tor Who” Though the orig­i­nal se­ries went away with lit­tle fan­fare in 1989, the re­boot came back with a roar, with muchim­proved spe­cial ef­fects and more grip­ping tales of the time-trav­el­ing Doc­tor and his TARDIS.

“Fuller House” A heavy dose of nos­tal­gia for the orig­i­nal 1987-95 se­ries helps sus­tain this Net­flix com­edy about the fur­ther ad­ven­tures of D.J., Stephanie and Kimmy (Can­dace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, An­drea Bar­ber), now adults with chil­dren and liv­ing to­gether in the orig­i­nal Tan­ner home in San Fran­cisco. “Gil­more Girls: A Year in the Life” The four episodes from this 2016 dram­edy put a sat­is­fy­ing coda to the orig­i­nal 2000-07 se­ries with the much-an­tic­i­pated wed­ding of Luke and Lore­lai and the mend­ing of fences among three gen­er­a­tions of Gil­more women.

“Hawaii Five-0” While Jack Lord’s stone­faced Steve McGar­rett gave the orig­i­nal 1968-80 cop drama an un­mis­tak­able grav­i­tas, Alex O’Loughlin’s po­lice chief in the cur­rent in­car­na­tion looks great, wears great clothes and in­ves­ti­gates crimes through high­tech means. But the two shows do have a few things in com­mon, among them the theme song and the Aloha State’s breath­tak­ing scenery.

“The Of­fice” One of the few cases where the re­boot was ar­guably su­pe­rior to the orig­i­nal, this 2005-13 com­edy about the an­tics of the staff of Dun­der-Mif­flin Paper Co. of Scran­ton, Pa., made stars of Steve Carell, John Krasin­ski, Rainn Wil­son and Jenna Fis­cher.

“Twin Peaks: The Re­turn” Still weird after all these years, David Lynch’s se­ries about the ec­cen­tric cit­i­zens of a Wash­ing­ton State lum­ber town re­turned after 27 years and cen­tered on sto­ry­lines con­nected through FBI Spe­cial Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLach­lan). Fans and crit­ics downed it like cherry pie and damn fine cof­fee.

“The X-Files” Though crit­ics were hard on this re­boot that re­united Mul­der and Scully (David Du­chovny, Gil­lian An­der­son), it did man­age to con­jure the same sense of para­noia as it re­minded loyal view­ers that the truth is, in­deed, out there.

An­drea Bar­ber and Can­dace Cameron Bure in “Fuller House”

Kelly Bishop, Lau­ren Gra­ham and Alexis Bledel (from left) in “Gil­more Girls: A Year in the Life”

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