This Spin-Off had a rough start but as it progressed it slowly got better
Growing up there were a few shows that I loved watching every week and Full House was one of those shows. From the lovable characters, the heartfelt moments and the lessons learned each week this was a clever show that had a great run. When this writer heard that a spin-off was in the works naturally he was excited and couldn’t wait to see it for himself. It took a bit of time but he finally has watched the whole series. Here is what he thought of this show that takes fans back to see what the Tanner Clan is up to now.
Fuller House begins in the exact same house in San Francisco, CA where Danny is getting ready to put the house on the market. D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) has been recently widowed and now works as a veterinarian and is a mother to her three boys Jackson (Michael Campion), Max (Elias Harger) and Tommy Jr. ( Dashiell and Fox Messitt). When her husband Tommy is killed on duty working as a firefighter D.J. wants to make things work by herself but quickly realizes this is harder than it looks. She agrees to let her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and her best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber) who has a teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Nicole Bringas) to move in and help her raise her boys.
The pilot of Fuller House was just awful. It relied too much on nostalgia and really piggybacked on too many things that happened on the original Full House pilot that overall made it not that good of a start for this new show. As the show progresses though it does slowly get better. It took it a good while to find its own footing, longer than most shows anyway. It was peculiar to this writer that there were so many cameos from Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), Uncle Joey (Dave Coulier) and Uncle Jessie (John Stamos). It made sense for them to be on the pilot, but after that their appearances tended to be random and weren’t always fitting. This was not always true though, when Uncle Joey showed up you knew there was going to be some good comedy and even surprisingly a few lessons that kids today need to hear. Overall it is not a bad spin-off but something that only certain fans will enjoy.
Fuller House gets 5/10. It was a show that this writer was not too impressed with, at least in the beginning. It wasn’t until towards the end of the season that it actually began to interest him. The cast is not bad, but the three women try sometimes too hard to be funny and take too many jabs at the old show that eventually it can get tiresome for some viewers. The kids have fun and they are one thing that make this show worth watching, and they had many moments that were genuine and heartfelt. The music on this show was pretty good and will take older fans back to the 80’s and 90’s more than once. It was not the worst show this writer has watched lately but it does have work to do if it wants to have a good long life on Netflix. Fans will be pleased to hear though that this show has already been picked up for a second season. No news yet on when it will air on Netflix.
If you were a fan of Full House, you may want to check this show out. If you are curious as to what is new with this family, this show is sure to give you an answer. Fuller House is available now on Netflix.
Watch the opening credits for the pilot below: