There have been extra warning indicators forward of the “Frasier” revival’s debut. Kelsey Grammer overtly marketed his not-so-modest view that he alone was the important thing to “Frasier,” which, as any fan of the unique is aware of, is strictly the incorrect manner to consider it. Grammar’s lovably pretentious psychiatrist stays top-of-the-line characters in TV historical past, and there is no one that would play him higher. However “Frasier” was successful primarily due to how its glorious supporting solid complimented the central character.
Which brings us to probably the most evident problem with the revival present: the shortage of the unique solid. David Hyde Pierce, who performed Frasier’s brother Niles, declined to return for the reboot. As did Jane Leeves, who portrayed housekeeper Daphne. In the meantime, Frasier’s father, Martin, was performed by the late John Mahoney who handed away in 2018. All of which meant that “Frasier” 2023 was confronted with bringing again Dr. Crane with out another acquainted faces.
Instead of these beloved characters, the revival establishes a brand new supporting solid. After Frasier returns to Boston, house of the eponymous bar from “Cheers,” alongside his nephew, David (Anders Keith), he is greeted by his previous faculty pal Alan (Nicholas Lyndhurst). Aspiring to make a fast cease in Bean City earlier than departing for Paris, Frasier visits his son, Freddy (Jack Cutmore-Scott) solely to turn into taken with the concept of settling down within the metropolis, taking a job as a Harvard psychology professor, and making up for years of shaky fathering by reconnecting together with his son. Freddy’s roommate, Eve (Jess Salgueiro), and Harvard’s psychology division head, Olivia (Toks Olagundoye), spherical out the brand new supporting solid. Sadly, whereas Grammer effortlessly slips again into enjoying Dr. Crane as if he’d by no means stopped, the remainder of the solid simply does not measure up.