Hey TV addicts,
Netflix premièred the revived-Full House, Fuller House this weekend and fans everywhere clamoured for their couches to begin the 13 episode binge and tweet all about it. But while many fans adored the show, critics weren’t so happy about it. Why? It was pretty awesome.
I read in an article that critics weren’t all that happy about Full House when it premièred in 1987 so I just see this critics-hating as history repeating itself. Maybe I should give those shows that critics really hate a chance because they seem to be the biggest hits.
But I’m no hater. Sure, Full House was cheesy but all family-centered shows wouldn’t be complete with the goofy adults, the embarrassed children and sappy hug moments. These scenes reminds us of our humanity and capacity to love and if you want to frown on that, then your life needs priorities.
I will admit that the first episode had a very shaky start. So much nostalgia was packed into one episode, along with so many characters it often went beyond the accepted-family cheese line and I worried that the rest of the episodes would be similar.
But thank the Lord the writers remembered why the original was such a hit. Gibbler became endearingly annoying again, managing to find a someone who is equally goofy.
There were a lot more dance numbers than I remembered from the Original but surprisingly, their cheesiness don’t take away from the fun.
DJ has evolved to her father’s level of embrassing overprotectiveness and it was such a joy to see. Her stampeding out on the lawn to stop the kids from playing spin the bottle was one of her best scenes.
Also, I’m forever shipping DJ and Steve. Gosh, who wouldn’t?
The older cast and their appearances throughout the season had me smiling from ear to ear.
Joey was still child-man, Becky still gave her underdog advice, Danny was still a clean-freak and Uncle Jessie? Uncle Jessie is still damn hot.
I also love the new generation of kids on the show. To be honest, they were the saving grace of the not-so-nice first episode and encouraged me to give the show another chance. Think Disney channel stars but funnier and less unrealistic.
Lastly the shade thrown at the Olsen twins. Not one but two scenes on their excuses of being busy with their fashion line and their prices.
It was hilarious but please let the twins have a good sense of humour so that a possible Michelle appearance can happen.
BUT, I could do without the Carly Rae Jepsen-sung theme song. For some unknown reason, it just grated on my nerves. I can’t place the discomfort…
With all that going on in the season, why so mad critics? These episodes were like Full House never left but evolved to a pg-13 status for Netflix. It’s sad that it was only thirteen episodes but if the quality continues, I don’t mind waiting. Do you?