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
Jodie Sweetin suffered a severe ankle and tibia injury prior to filming the third season. This was written into the show. Sweetin said it was from hopping a fence to get a toy her child had thrown over. This was around the same time Jodie filed for a restraining order against her partner. 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 »
Nostalgic fun, vastly improves after the first episode
So, I grew up with the original and sure, it was cheesy and dated, but had great characters and a lot of heart.
Fuller House...is pretty much exactly the same. Not that that's a bad thing! In this day and age, such a show is welcome.
The Tanner girls (sans Michelle) and Kimmy take the roles of their uncles/dad in the original, raising DJ's three sons along with Kimmy's daughter in the same house. The pilot is basically a reunion episode and isn't exactly great. It's forced and kinda cringeworthy. But when that's over, the show really takes off. The three leads all do a great job (and aged pretty darn well, if you catch my drift), and the new kids aren't too bad either. Max especially--that kid is going to be a star.
There's a nice mix of humor here, family stuff and some more adult stuff for older viewers. Yes, there's a laugh track. Yes, it feels forced in parts. But so did the original. If you're even remotely a fan, you'll love it.
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