“Fuller House” delights fans of original show


Autumn Boekeloo

Fuller House is available for Netflix users to stream.

Autumn Boekeloo, Reporter, photographer

After 20 years of Full House nostalgia, a new era recently grabbed the attention of Netflix users. Fuller House, a spin off of the original 80’s Full House, stars DJ Tanner Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) as a single mother raising three boys in her childhood home.

 As expected, the first episode includes all of the original cast members, with the exception of Michelle Tanner (Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen). The iconic catchphrases “How rude!” and “Have mercy!” even made an appearance assuring Full House lovers their favorite character’s personalities underwent no change in over twenty years.

The legacy of the original storyline also continues, which the plot exemplifies in the first episode. DJ Tanner Fuller deals with becoming a new single mom after the death of her husband in the first episode of Fuller House, a theme identical to Danny Tanner’s (Bob Saget), who lost his wife in the first episode of Full House. DJ Tanner Fuller also nurtures three boys, all similar in age as DJ, Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle when the original show aired in 1987. DJ’s high school boyfriend, Steve Hale (Scott Weinger), makes an appearance in several episodes, with an everlasting connection still apparent. “What’s meant to be will always come back,” stands true for this television OTP.

The similarities remain comforting as I near the last few episodes of the first season. A connection to Full House brings viewers back to their childhood, without living in the past. In Fuller House, DJ, Stephanie, and DJ’s best friend, Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), run the house, replacing Danny, Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), the native men of the house. The girls prove their ability to handle responsibilities alone, while living in their dad’s home unwatched (with the occasional drop-in from the original family cast).

The only downside I found with  the show regards its availability. Netflix stands the sole provider of the first season.

I would recommend Fuller House to anyone who watched Full House as a child and yearns to rekindle their relationship with the Tanner family and friends. The age group I would recommend this show to would fall from thirteen and up, due to the sporadic crude humor and certain jokes only past viewers of the original will understand.

Overall, I found myself highly impressed with this show and look forward to the upcoming seasons on Netflix.

The Chant‘s Grade: A