Same plot, same setting and same characters, “Fuller House,” premiered on Netflix on Feb. 26, recreates the magic of the classic “Full House, which ran from 1987 to 1995 with the girls from “Full House” now grown and helping each other.
After D.J. Tanner’s (Candace Cameron Bure) husband dies, she is left with 3 boys and is in need of help. Her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) and Kimmy’s daughter Ramona (Soni Nicole Bringas) move in their childhood home to help with D.J.’s three sons.
While some fans love the idea of rebooting old shows, many others feel like writers can come up with some more original ideas that will also last a lifetime. “It says a lot about our generation’s creativity when we look to the past for good shows,” said Sean Tomlinson ‘19.
Others also feel like they are being forced to like “Fuller House” simply because they were fans of “Full House” as children. “It was funny the first time, I don’t know if it will be funny now,” said Julia Lam ‘19. She felt that it is unnecessary to continue a show that streamed that long ago and fears that the writing and jokes is bound to be repetitive.
With fan service in mind, the pilot episode brought back all the characters of “Full House” as guest stars to warm up the audience and take them down memory lane.
The sitcom is funny in a predictable kind of way with reference to scenes from “Full House”. When D.J’s youngest son Tommy Fuller Jr (Dashiell Messitt) cried, the cast gathered and sang the same song they sang for a baby in “Full House”.
Although the plot is the same, there are few differences with “Fuller House” compared to “Full House” such as how family time is spent with the increase use of technology. Kids in the show had smartphones or tablets and we see how they learn to spend time together without their devices.
Dave Coulier, reprising his role as Joey Gladstone, guest starred in “Funner House,” the third episode in the season, as a babysitter for the kids so D.J., Stephanie, and Kimmy can go out.
Coulier manages to keep the kids off their devices in a game that he refers to as family-friendly violence, speaking against the overuse of electronics and encouraging family time, a lesson many need. Overall, just like “Full House” the show was family friendly, the acting was good and it was entertaining.