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    So I've Compared The New "Bel-Air" Show With "The Fresh Prince", And Here Are All The Things I Found

    Carlton on drugs? I never thought I’d see the day.

    As a die-hard Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fan, I couldn't contain my excitement when I found out that there was going to be a dramatic reboot of the legendary '90s sitcom!

    Key art from "Bel-Air" showing Jabari Banks as Will crouching down on the clean California road in a suit a crown is on the floor and text "Bel Air" is written on top

    As thrilled as I was to have my favourite characters back on my TV screen, I was also keen to see if Bel-Air would take its cue from its predecessor or create a world of its own. Turns out, there are a lot of similarities and differences between the two shows, and these are the most notable!

    🚨 Warning: Spoilers ahead for Bel-Air Season 1. 🚨

    Text reads "Times 'Bel-Air' took inspiration from 'The Fresh Prince'”

    1. The overall storyline is pretty much the same as the original.

    Two actors in "Bel-Air," including Jabari Banks as Will, lock eyes in a competitive game of basketball

    2. Will is still a basketball star.

    Jabari Banks as Will wears a Basketball kit in a changing room

    3. And he also wears his school blazer inside out.

    Jabari Banks as Will and Olly Sholotan as Carlton stand next to each other in a library looking at something off camera in a still from "Bel-Air"

    4. This Uncle Phil is just as passionate about making positive changes in the justice system.

    Uncles Phil and his family stand together well dressed in a group as Phil addresses a crown off screen

    5. Bel-Air also addresses issues affecting the Black community.

    The Banks family stand together in party dress looking at something off camera in a still from "Bel-Air"

    6. Will and Uncle Phil have a love-hate relationship.

    Jabari Banks as Will Smith and Adrian Holmes as Phillip Banks chat on a basketball court

    7. Aunt Viv is still the queen of telling people to STFU.

    Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks in "Bel-Air" holding up a glass of champagne

    8. Vy tries to get Will to move back to West Philly, but Will is ultimately against the idea.

    April Parker Jones as Viola "Vy" Smith and Jabari Banks as Will Smith cross the road together and smile in a still from "Bel-Air"

    9. And Will and Jazz are still good friends.

    Jabari Banks as Will Smith and Jordan L. Jones as Jazz share a cab together in a still from "Bel-Air"
    Text reads "Times 'Bel-Air' did its own thing"

    10. That “one little fight” was more of a life-and-death situation.

    Jabari Banks as Will Smith holds a gun up in the darkness

    11. Carlton and Will don’t ~exactly~ get along.

    Jabari Banks as Will and Olly Sholotan as Carlton stand opposite each other in a changing room looking angry in a still from "Bel-Air"

    12. In fact, Carlton is nothing like the original.

    Olly Sholotan as Carlton in "Bel-Air" snorting cocaine in his bedroom

    13. Will, Carlton, and Lisa are in a very messy love triangle.

    Simone Joy Jones as Lisa Wilkes in "Bel-Air" wearing a dress at a garden party

    14. This Aunt Viv is an artist.

    Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks and Coco Jones as Hilary Banks in "Bel-Air" applauding in a garden party scene

    15. And Hilary is pursuing a career as an influencer.

    Coco Jones as Hilary Banks in Bel Air wears a pink plaid suit and puts food on a plate whilst standing on a beautiful terrace looking unhappy

    16. Ashley is into guys and girls.

    Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks wear a dress and looks confident whilst standing next to a girl at night

    17. And surprisingly, Will isn’t a womaniser.

    Jabari Banks as Will Smith wears a baseball cap to the side and school uniform and walks along a pavement at school laughing

    18. Geoffrey almost certainly has mob ties.

    Jimmy Akingbola as Geoffrey Thompson in "Bel-Air" wears a smart suit and stands in a clean living with his arms outstretched in a welcoming manner

    What do you think of the new Bel-Air? Let me know in the comments below!

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