Fuller House


Everyone either loves or hates sequels to classics, and “Fuller House” was definitely a great revival of the 80s and 90s sitcom “Full House” for all the diehard fans. The show takes place in current times in San Francisco, and the characters have all grown up and developed a new yet similar plot. Instead of a widowed dad, an uncle and a friend taking care of the kids, now it’s up the widowed mom DJ Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure), aunt Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) to take care a new set of kids in the same classic house.

They are laying on the nostalgia thick. Every character except Michelle, who was played by the Olsen twins, has made an appearance. Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), Jesse Katsopollis (John Stamos), Rebecca Katsopollis (Lori Loughlin) and even DJ’s old boyfriend Steve Hale (Scott Weigner) have made cameos which bring back memories of how great the original show was. Even though the characters have grown, they all have their same original qualities that made the adorable hugging family our favorite old TV show. The plots are similar with new modern twists. They even kept the classic catchphrases like “Oh Mylanta,” “How rude,” and “Have Mercy.” They even added a new catchphrase said by DJ’s son Max “Holy chalupas,” which still needs some work to gain popularity.

The intended audience isn’t geared toward kids, but more toward the kids who have grown up with the cast. Therefore, the humor is a little more adult and dry than the original show’s goofy jokes. They don’t hide the fact that Stephanie’s chest is a lot larger than what we remembered her to look like. They also have no shame in announcing the risque matters the women encounter with their complicated love lives. For example, DJ is in a love triangle trying to chose between her new hot veterinary coworker and her old love, Steve. Gibbler is in a complicated relationship with her cheating husband and Stephanie is out partying trying to find love. The cast even pokes fun at the Olsen Twins by saying Michelle is too busy “running a fashion empire in New York” to make an appearance. For someone who has watched almost every episode of “Full House” this was a little strange at first. But, when you remember they have all grown up just as you have, you see that it all makes sense.

Overall, the show is a hit. Luckily for all the fans who were dying for a revival, the entire season is on Netflix. They have already agreed to have a second season, so the countdown begins because true fans like me finished the entire series within days of the premiere. The flashbacks of old “Full House” episodes melted my heart, and the new story lines have fully intrigued me. I cannot wait to see what else they have planned, and I hope they continue to offer more seasons.