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
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen were considered for the role of the third adult lead, with the role of Michelle to be given to only one of them, for continuity purposes, as both sisters had differed in their appearance from each other since their childhood days on Full House (1987). However, when both sisters passed on the offer, the role of the third adult lead was instead given to Andrea Barber. See more »
Kimmy's family has gone through three changes in Full House and Fuller House. In the pilot of Full House, she has three sisters. For the rest of the series, she has only one older brother named Garth. Suddenly in season 2, she has a younger one named Jimmy. See more »
Doesn't reinvent the wheel, but that's not a bad thing.
Like a pair of well-worn shoes or catching up with an old friend, Fuller House doesn't break the mold but is refreshingly dependable: this is truly for the fans. You know what you're getting when you jump in, so if you weren't a fan of the original series, it may not be your cup of tea. If you were a fan growing up or catch the reruns, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Sure, some of it is familiar and fits into the sitcom template, but that is not a bad thing at all. The first episode truly feels like the finale we never got for Full House while also planting the seeds for the rest of the season. It's nice to see the original cast all together one more time, and it's especially refreshing to see the trio of ladies that anchor the rest of the season have not missed a beat.
I binged the entire season the moment I woke up this morning for its debut and it was everything I was hoping for. I was pleasantly surprised that it met & surpassed my expectations, had me laughing out loud every episode, and even some of the elements I wasn't a fan of (for me, the kid who played Max was a bit much at times) had their redeeming moments (some of his jokes miss wildly, yet others caught me off-guard with their hilarity).
To me, the two standout elements were some suggestive humor bits (still harmless enough for children) and Andrea Barber's portrayal of Kimmy Gibler: Kimmy may have gotten older in age, but she hasn't changed one bit which is s good thing for us. I'm already looking forward to the next season! 8/10
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