Doesn’t it seem like we’ve been talking about the return of the Tanner family forever now? Well, it finally happened on Netflix in February and I have to admit…I didn’t hate it!
Like most tweens, I watched the original Full House. Not in its entirety but here and there, especially the earlier seasons. However, I wasn’t over the moon excited about the reboot because Full House isn’t Gilmore Girls, you know? But, it was a cute show in the early 90s and I really wanted to be DJ even though I was constantly referred to as Kimmy Gibbler. Don’t ask.
Watching all 13 episodes over the weekend wasn’t that hard for this professional binger. The pilot was kind of clunky but I think it was because they were trying to get everyone up to speed after 25 some odd years. Basically, the Tanners (plus Uncle Joey but not Michelle) were all gathered at their same San Francisco home (shout out to the set designer who re-created an almost identical set. Lifetime movie set designers take note. Man, that set wasn’t even the same house. WTF?). Anyway, there was a big send off for Danny, Becky, Jesse and their college-age twin sons. They were ALL moving to Los Angeles.
DJ had been living at the house with Danny and her three boys since her husband died. The irony was kind of sad, if I’m being honest. Stephanie had been touring the world as a DJ. DJ Tanner. Get it? Kimmy has a tween daughter with her ex. Even Steve, DJ’s high school boyfriend, came back looking to mingle.
The tension rises when DJ realizes she way too overwhelmed to take care of her three boys and be a veterinarian. So, guess who moves in? Stephanie, Kimmy and Kimmy’s daughter. Huzzah! There’s your reboot.
Admittedly, I teared up a bit when everyone rallied around DJ. It was sweet and said something larger about family and sacrifices. The remaining 12 episodes deal with juggling kids, dating, misunderstandings and so on. There are a lot of inside jokes about reunion shows and why the Olson twins aren’t on the show. There is maybe a little too much emphasis on their famous catchphrases, like “How rude!” and “Oh my-lanta!” – we get it. I think it will be ok to let that go in season 2.
Yep, Netflix just confirmed that there will be a season 2 of Fuller House. I’m not mad, at all. So, make yourself some popcorn and kick back this weekend with Fuller House.
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