According to Dr. Danielle Forshee, it’s perfectly normal for people to get attached to specific TV characters and TV shows because of the way that the human brain recognizes emotions. The closer a show is to real life and existing people, the closer viewers will feel to it. That’s why people get the most attached to sitcoms and comedy movies, since their themes are closer to regular life. In that manner, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that people crave to see their favorite shows back on the air or at least their stars reunited even for a short period of time.
5 Fun Facts would like to remind you of some of the most highly expected film and TV series’ cast reunions, even if they happened for just a few minutes.
1. Pretty Woman — 1990 vs 2015
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere met on The Today Show back in March 2015 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic film. They even shared a kiss to show people that they still have love for one another.
2. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants — 2005 vs 2018
America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, and Amber Tamblyn never stopped hanging out after their 2005 film. They all often share images from their time spent together, showing that they are much more than just past co-stars.
3. Parks and Recreation — 2009 vs 2018
Natalie Morales met with her Parks and Recreation co-stars in 2018 at a rally against gun violence where they shared the happy event. Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman were already good friends before starring together on the NBC show and they created an unscripted show called Making It, which premiered in July 31, 2018.
4. Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) — 2011 vs 2017
Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa shared many intimate scenes while starring together in Game of Thrones and they managed to build a beautiful friendship outside their work. Emilia shared a cute photo from their meeting back in November 2017.
5. Ugly Betty — 2006 vs 2018
After Ugly Betty finished in 2010, America Ferrera continued to keep in touch with her co-stars. She often meets with them and gives the show’s fans a chance to travel back down memory lane.
6. Lord of the Rings — 2003 vs 2017
Dominic Monaghan shared a photo back in January 2017, where all the stars from the Lord of the Rings were gathered together, making everyone wish for a new film in the series.
7. The Nanny — 1993 vs 2016
Fran Drescher and Charles Shaughnessy met back in 2016 to wish Renee Taylor, who portrayed the nanny’s mother, a happy birthday and brought a little nostalgia back to the show’s fans.
8. Ghostbusters — 1984 vs 2016
In 2016, the iconic film was re-made, only this time with an all-female cast, including Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. At the premiere of the film, the old all-male cast attended, having a reunion 32 years after the original Ghostbusters was released.
9. Trainspotting — 1996 vs 2017
21 years after the first film, Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, and Robert Carlyle met up again to continue their dirty business by making a second film. They felt good coming back together and their fans loved seeing them like this after all these years.
10. Matilda — 1996 vs 2013
There isn’t a person that grew up during the 80s and 90s that hasn’t seen Matilda multiple times. The entire cast of the film met back in 2013 and it was amazing to see how much they’ve changed since 1996.
11. Titanic — 1997 vs 2017
20 years after the release of Titanic, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Billy Zane met again at an awards show and shared a moment. Also, Winslet and DiCaprio have shown many times that they are still very good friends and they care a lot about each other.
12. One Tree Hill — 2003 vs 2015 vs 2018
After One Tree Hill ended back in 2012, it seems that many of the stars managed to stay very close. Sophia Bush kept in touch with Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, and many other actors from the show, whose meetings she regularly shares with her Instagram followers.
13. Grease — 1978 vs 2018
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John met in January 2018 to honor musical producer John Farrar, who worked closely with both of them on their hit film. Their reunion might have lasted for just a few minutes, but the moment has forever been captured in the public’s memories.
14. Fatal Attraction — 1987 vs 2017
Michael Douglas went to see his old co-star Glenn Close, who starred in Sunset Boulevard at The Palace Theatre in New York back on February 22, 2017. It was great to see the pair posing together for a photo after 30 years, showing that they still value their collaboration.
15. The Godfather — 1974 vs 2017
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Robert Duvall and Francis Ford Coppola had a Godfather reunion back in 2017 at the Tribeca Film Festival for a celebratory screening of the film for its 45th anniversary. Too bad that the reunion didn’t happen when Marlon Brando was still alive.
16. The Help — 2011 vs 2017
Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer are frequent nominees at the biggest award shows in Hollywood, which brings them close quite often. One of these occasions was at the 2017 Academy Awards Luncheon.
17. Dawson’s Creek — 1998 vs 2018
20 years after the show’s premiere, the stars of Dawson’s Creek met to pose for a reunion magazine cover to celebrate their iconic show. Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams, and Busy Phillips were there to make fans take a stroll back down memory lane.
18. High School Musical — 2006 vs 2018
Despite the fact that Zac Efron was missing from this happy reunion, the rest of the High School Musical cast members met to shoot some footage which would be shown along with the film in order to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the release of the movie.
19. Will & Grace — 1998 vs 2018
In September 2016, the cast members of Will & Grace appeared on a 10-minute TV special, urging Americans to vote in the Presidential elections. After that moment, NBC decided to bring back the popular show and the whole original cast agreed to return. Not only did they reunite for a photo, but they also stood in front of the cameras like they did 20 years ago.
20. Who’s the Boss? — 1984 vs 2016
The cast members of the show that started Alyssa Milano’s career and starred Tony Danza and Judith Light, reunited for the same magazine cover as the cast of Dawson’s Creek. It was great to see all the actors together after 32 years from the show’s premiere.
Which TV show’s cast would you like to see reunited and their show brought back on the air? Please share your opinions down in the comment section.