It’s been almost 20 years since “Dharma & Greg” went off the air, but thanks to Hulu, all five seasons of the show are now available to stream for the first time. This is happy news for fans of the late ’90s sitcom, who fondly recall the show that starred Jenna Elfman and Thomas Gibson as a couple who elope on their first date, despite being polar opposites.
Elfman’s character, Dharma, is a free-spirited yoga-teacher-slash-dog-walker who was raised by hippies, while Gibson’s Greg is a straight-laced lawyer from a wealthy, conservative background. The clash between the couple’s two very different upbringings gave the show many of its most memorable storylines, starting with the pilot episode in which Dharma and Greg first meet each other’s parents.
During its five-year run on ABC, the series racked up plenty of accolades, including eight Golden Globe and six Emmy nominations. (Elfman even won the Golden Globe for best actress in 1999.)
Since many other 1990s shows, like “Will & Grace” and “Full House” (and maybe even “Frasier”), are being rebooted and brought back to TV these days, a reporter asked Jenna Elfman in 2017 if she’d consider reprising the role that made her a household name.
“I don’t know — it would be really fun!” she told People. “I actually brought it up like a year ago … I was like, ‘Guys, do you want to do anything again?!’ But Thomas was busy [with ‘Criminal Minds’]. He’s not on the show anymore, so maybe it’ll come up again. I have no idea.”
We have our fingers crossed for a reboot. For now, we’ll just have to content ourselves with bingeing “Dharma & Greg” on Hulu.