Let’s just state the obvious answer: Home Improvement is not a great show. Tim is immature and enjoys sports activities with his boys, but he is a fully capable adult and knows how to be serious when the time comes In an early episode Tim promised Jill he could take care of the house and kids while she took longer hours at work.
And while some latent JTT love might have carried the show into the new millennium, after Thomas made a conscious decision to retreat from public view, Home Improvement lost its claim on that most fruitful source of nostalgia—teenage horniness—which can excuse even the corniest of material.
Now: After ‘Home Improvement,’ Bryan had a number of small spots in television shows like ‘Veronica Mars’ and ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ Recently, in addition to playing Thor in a Syfy TV movie called ‘Hammer of the Gods,’ Bryan’s focus seems to be on producing.
May have made that a moot point.) Even in the rock-bottom terms of what should be a meme, Home Improvement has had relatively minor traction: The most popular of these is far and away the Grunt Replacement,” where every sound in a video game is replaced with Allen’s primal expression of manly confusion.
The show has even provided a de facto reunion in the form of an episode where Richardson guested as Allen’s neighbor And that followed various on-and-off-screen encounters between Allen and his estranged TV son Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who’s appeared in several Last Man Standing episodes and even directed a few.