Why ‘Fuller House’ Is The Best Television Reboot To Date

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26 Feb2016
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It’s that nostalgic T.G.I.F feeling that’s tingling in your heart now that Fuller House is now streaming on Netflix. The same folks that brought us the 1987-1995 classic family sitcom Full House is bringing the beloved story back to a new generation and this Friday, February 26, the entire first season premiered on the digital movie and television streaming service.

I’m about half way in so far and it’s perfect. From the opening credits, the live audience taping, to the breaking the fourth wall, and all the cheesy puns that made the original series so great; Fuller House is exactly what it should be despite all the horrible reviews I’ve been seeing about the series. So to break down exactly how I feel about the series I’ve divided the reboot into three main components.

The Players
John Stamos, Andrea Barber, Candace Cameron Bure, Dave Coulier, Lori Loughlin, Bob Saget, Jodie Sweetin aka Uncle Jesse, Kimmy, D.J., Uncle Joey, Aunt Becky, Danny, and Stephanie returned with the adorable new additions in the younger cast: Michael Campion, Elias Harger, twins Dashiell and Fox Messitt, and Soni Bringas who play Jackson Fuller, Max Fuller, Tommy Fuller Jr., and Ramona Gibbler respectively. Yes we’re missing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and yes the cast did shade the twins in the first episode, but having the entire original cast back looking amazing makes the show so special. There’s even the added feels of the Katsopolis twins Nicky and Alex (Blake and Dylan Tuomy-Wilhoit) all grown up and Steve (Scott Weinger) showing up on the series.

The Plot
D.J. Tanner (Cameron Bure) is the lead in this reboot as a widowed veterinarian with three young boys. Side note Max is the cutest! In the first episode, of the 13-episode run, the family gets together at the Tanner family home for a going away party. The famous house is up for sale as Danny and Becky head to L.A. to host a syndicated talk show. Joey is doing stand up in Las Vegas, Jesse is doing music for General Hospital, Steph is back from djing as DJ Tanner in Europe and Kimmy has an event planning company, a teenage daughter, and an estranged, very Latino husband.

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As the family is set to go their separate ways they hear a teary D.J. crying to her infant son over the baby monitor about being left on her own. All the family volunteers to stay and help Deej, but it’s Steph and Kimmy who really move into the house. The first episode does appear to be a reunion special with the way it was shot and the way the dialogue is received. It really does catch the audience up on the narrative of what happened to these characters since the show ended. Keep in mind, this series is more about the next generation so there’s more focus on the Fuller family, D.J. and her boys, and I’m fine with that. The same feeling from the original is there. It’s funny, it’s witty, and it’s great to see the Tanner girls and Kimmy all grown up.

The Problem
It is crazy for me to say there isn’t one? I’m in love with this reboot, it’s like what Girl Meets World tried to do, but this works. It’s the perfect amount of throwback references, heart warming moments, and Uncle Jesse. I’m obsessed with him. I’m not sure I would want a second season, but granted as I’m writing this I’m about half way through, so I’ll let you know if I change my mind at the end.

If you loved Full House, then Fuller House is a must watch series to fill your ’90’s heart. This is a 5 Glamberous sparkle series.

Full House and Fuller House fans how are you feeling the series? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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