*****Before I begin this will have some spoilers, so if you still haven't started watching and plan to I'd suggest saving this post until afterward, or read it now...whatever*******
Netflix debuted it's much anticipated spinoff of Full House this past week, love it or hate it it has been one of the hotter topics online. As a someone who majored in history, and loves nostalgia I personally love it. Anytime something I loved growing up comes back I'm game and with Fuller House they were smart and put it on Netflix so you can just bang it out in 2 days. Something that Girl Meets World should have done as well. When I heard that was coming out I was pumped, Boy Meets World was my favorite show growing up. However, Girl Meets World hasn't been marketed at all, and is on the Disney channel. I can honestly say I haven't seen a second of it, I don't even know what number the Disney channel is for FiOS.
Going in I heard the description Fuller House "it's like a parody porn, minus the porn" and frankly that fits it perfectly. You can tell they're making fun of themselves while at the same time the storyline isn't awful and it actually has some good laughs sprinkled in.
It starts off everybody is back in the iconic San Fran house for a going away party for Danny as he and Becky are starting a new national talk show in Los Angeles. The whole gang is back together except for one glaring omission, Michelle. Yes the Olsen twins are not in Fuller House and the show sure lets you know as there are like 4 references to it.
I may be in the minority saying this but I'm totally fine with it. The Olsen twins should 1000% stay in the 90's, it may be crazy to say but I think out of the entire cast they look the worst now, idk if they messed with the big H but it sure looks like it, cut-it-out, girls. Becky is basically twice their age an looks so much better.
Becky is around the same age on the show and is CONSTANTLY trying to take care of/steal Tommy. She makes serval references that she wants to have another baby which insane to me because as hot as she still is, I feel like at 51 you have about as many eggs left as JJ's Diner does after Ron Swanson has breakfast.
Everybody then comes on screen separately (for the most part) and gets their cheers. (Not a laugh track guy at all but it works, I guess) A few jokes hit, a few suck (see the entire scene with the twins), and we get to see how great everybody looks, seriously it's shocking. Oh the power of money. Quickly the awesome-ness of Full House being back is brought down by finding out D.J. has recently lost her firefighter husband so just like Danny, she is widowed and raising 3 children. Being the great dad he is, Danny takes in D.J. and her three sons, Jackson, Max, and Tommy. Tommy is just a baby so it makes it even sadder. If this family has one problem it is getting spouses to stay alive.
After the opening scene and new theme song, sung by the star of summer 2012, ̶G̶o̶t̶y̶e̶, Carly Rae Jepson we are lucky enough to see how hot Jodie Sweetin is now at only 34 years old. I've been a big fan of her as an adult since her days hosting "Pants off Dance off" on FUSE like a decade ago, which for a 14 year old wasn't the worst when looking for something late night. Now Jodie has had her ups and downs, 3 divorces and known drug issues. IMO she bounces back big time by whipping out her 98 mph fastball and brings some serious heat, showing she still has it after all the ups and downs.
Stephanie Tanner is now a DJ (shitty festival kind, not radio) and her DJ name is DJ Tanner...GET IT just like her sister?? LOL. She is leaving for Brazil the next day to DJ.
In addition to being a mother of 3 boys, DJ also is running her own veterinary practice and she hasn't aged too poorly either.
After some heartfelt bonding between the two sisters who decided it was worth it to participate in Fuller House...Michelle is "In New York" the show switches to the going away party that is going on downstairs.
Danny is now remarried to Teri. I'm on episode 10 right now and as of there this is pretty much her last appearance for the majority of the show.
Danny Tanner did alright for himself here. Now for me, Bob Saget as Danny Tanner may be the hardest character in history to separate from the actor. NPH as Barney from HIMYM is obviously up there as well.
Now for ole Bobby she's about 30 years too old, but for Danny she is perfect. I can still remember the first time I heard Saget's standup I couldn't believe this was the same neat-freak nerdy dad from Full House that we all used to love. We all know the man's résumé, it speaks for itself.
Now we unfortunately get another dose of Jesse' and Becky's twins. These kids are the fucking WORST. Been in college for 6 years (I only took 5 years so I can talk shit about taking 6) and still are doing nothing. Don't worry though mom and dad once we graduate we are gonna open up a Fish-Taco truck. Way to shoot for the stars boys! I honestly fucking hate these kids, thank God they're barely featured in this series, also maybe the worst actors of all time. My guess is this is there first work since Full House ended. Sweet beanie bro, thank God your head can stay warm with that plaid cutoff vest.
Then comes Kimmy Gibbler, who I have to give credit to, is not nearly as annoying as she once was actually contributes and carries her weight in Fuller House. Kimmy has her own party planning business now. Her soon to ex-husband stops by and drops off their daughter Romana (who becomes a huge part of the series) which for some reason leads to a little dance number.
It wouldn't be a true reunion show without DJ's ex boyfriend, Steve Hale, he recently his divorced and is still very into DJ. His conquest to win back his former love will be major plot point of the series, I for one am rooting for him. He has a new golden retriever now named Comet Jr, Jr which is as annoying to say as it is to type.
Rest of the party:
Jesse and The Rippers sing Forever.
DJ's son Max who is basically Danny Tanner, Jr runs around cleaning up, a 7 year old boy who loves to clean, yeah I bet he doesn't get made fun of at all in school.
Steve takes all of the left overs from the party, mooch city. Dude even try's to take the pudding cups and lunchables, yeah bro that's gonna help you win back DJ. Use your brain for me one time, that's like maybe $6 worth of food, gotta be better when trying to win back the girl you've still been thinking about since 1995.
Then Steve comes back with a preggo Comet Jr, Jr to exploit DJ's vet skills to help the pup give birth. Obviously her kids want one of the puppies. Can't blame them there, golden's are the GOAT of all dogs. DJ, overwhelmed with her children as it is is not about that puppy life (for now).
DJ really, really makes it obvious she can't handle her life right now, the entire house hears her over the baby monitor, it's actually pretty sad, not just how tough her life is but how everybody just listened to her in what she thought was private time. Not cool.
Since the Tanner clan is one of the best families in tv history everybody offers to drop everything to help. Danny says he'll quit his new show to stay home with his daughter, which leads to Becky offering to leave too, since without Danny the show cannot go on. Then Joey offers to leave his job in Vegas as comedian (which would be for the best, don't think he's ever made me laugh once). DJ refuses to let them leave their lives for her. Here Steph really steps up and tells everybody to still go to LA for they have done more than enough for them growing up and that she's not going to Brazil anymore and instead will stay and help her sister raise her 3 boys. Kimmy, who is going through the strangest divorce of all time, on the count that her and her husband are still clearly in love, then offers to stay and help as well. So now DJ is living with her sister and best friend raising her children and time truly is a flat circle.
Just when you start to think...now this is awesome, but where will the girls all live? Danny Tanner comes to the rescue and takes his house off the market and says the girls can stay for as long as they need. Makes you think that TV job must be making Danny a pretty penny, that or maybe he too sucks dick for coke and money. Who really knows? It is San Fransisco after all.
All the really old adults leave and now the Fuller House crew consists of DJ her 3 kids, Jackson, Max, and Tommy. Stephanie, Kimmy and her daughter Romana.
What comes next? You'll have to keep watching to find out. I for one am already hooked to Fuller House, is the acting great? No, but it's actually pretty entertaining it you just accept it for what it is. I'll get more into the newer characters in a later post. I for one really hope this is not just a one season thing and Netflix keeps Fuller House going, I'm sure all these actors who I really haven't seen in much since Full House ended would enjoy the paychecks.
P.S. How big of ass holes are the parents of the twins who play Tommy? You have to be fucking kidding me with these names. I mean I get it's 2016 and you have to be edgy and unique..... but for real? Not only are you exploiting your infant children but you had to give them these names?? What is wrong with a good old fashioned Christopher or John? This is legitimately my only real complaint of the series so far, & if you're gonna name one of your twins Fox, I feel like you gotta name the other one Hound, really big missed opportunity there.