One of the most anticipated revivals recently is Netflix’s Fuller House, which brings most of the original cast of Full House back to the silver screen.
As part of Netflix’s Stream Team, I was able to watch the first few episode of this comeback. The first episode is definitely one to warm your nostalgic heart.
If you’ve been living under a rock, or for the new generation of fans, Full House was a popular television sit-com that aired 1987 through to 1995.
When Danny Tanner’s (Bog Saget) wife dies, the San Francisco sportscaster gets support in the form of two new roommates: brother-in-law and party boy Jesse (John Stamos), and his stand-up comic friend, Joey (Dave Coulier). The duo helps out with raising the three Tanner daughters: D.J (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen)
In Fuller House, we fast forward to when the girls – with the exception of Michelle – are adults. Veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller is recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s three boys — the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson, neurotic 7-year-old Max and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr. The Olsen twins declined to take part in the revival as they are busy with other projects.
The family structure has shifted from the men raising the girls, to a single mother trying to raise her children with the help of friends and family.
Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky still live in San Francisco, but Becky and Jesse are moving to L.A. with Danny for a new television show they are doing. Their sons, Nicky and Alex, are in college in L.A., which means they’ll be making appearances here and there.
The first episode was, as expected, full of adorable moments of sweet nostalgia. It was like a class reunion. There were some cheesy moments, like the crew dancing to New Kids on the Block’s “The Right Stuff”. But cheese is so good!
I also couldn’t help but drool over Uncle Jesse (Stamos) looking as fine as ever! Does this man ever age?
I watched the second episode and while Stamos, Coulier and Saget take a back seat, I think Cameron and Sweetin can carry this show all the way. It has the formula-perfect sitcom flavour we remember from Full House, but relevant to today.
The entire season is now available to everyone starting today, February 26… so I guess I know what you’ll be doing this weekend?