In a continuation of Full House (1987), D.J. Fuller is a mother of three young boys and is a recent widow. D.J.'s sister Stephanie, her best friend Kimmy and Kimmy's teenage daughter all move in to help raise her sons. The house is now a lot fuller.
Fuller House is a spin-off series based on the hit ABC family sitcom Full House (1987-95) created and executive produced by Jeff Franklin for Netflix. D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure) is a recently widowed mom to a 13-year-old named Jackson (Michael Campion), 7-year-old named Max (Elias Harger), and a newborn son named Tommy (Fox and Dashiell Messitt). After realizing she is unable to cope with the demands of holding a full time job as a veterinarian in addition to raising three kids, her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and childhood best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber), who is also the mother of a 13-year-old daughter (Soni Bringas), offer to move in to bring up her children. Written by
In the original series, when Nicky and Alex were born, Jesse built a room on the left (from the viewers' perspective) by the stairs and next to the bathroom. In the reboot, their old room is now on the opposite side of the attic where the closet originally was, and is also quite a bit smaller than the original room. See more »
Don't listen to the critics - check it out for yourself
Before I started watching Fuller House, I read a bunch of reviews and was so disappointed that it was getting ripped to shreds that I almost didn't give it a chance, but curiosity got the best of me and I started watching. To echo some of the other reviewers, yes, the first episode is incredibly cheesy and feels more like an homage to the old cast than an introduction to a new show, but after just the main cast of Fuller House is left, I found it actually quite fantastic.
Some say that it's just rehashing the original show and in a lot of ways, they *have* taken an extremely similar storyline, but beyond that it is totally its own. But what I absolutely love about it is that it feels like a 90s sitcom. I grew up watching Full House, Boy Meets World, Family Matters, etc., and I miss all of those shows. When Girl Meets World came out, I was excited for that one also, but was disappointed in how it turned out. However, Fuller House can stand on its own two legs without their Full House background and I have been very pleasantly surprised.
Nowadays there really isn't much family friendly material on TV; there are very few shows that aren't filled with innuendo, language, sex, and so on. But Fuller House stays true to the Full House values and while it may be cheesy at times, each episode has a moral to the story where someone learned something and is better for having learned it. It teaches the audience what's really important in life and how much families really matter.
If you're looking for a Modern Family type of show, you will not find that in Fuller House, but if you're missing the sitcoms of the 90s that you could comfortably watch with your whole family, you will love Fuller House.
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