Sunday, February 28, 2016
Let's Talk: Fuller House
So, much like a ton of other people, I spent this weekend binge watching the new Netflix Original Series, Fuller House. I grew up watching and loving Full House, so I was pretty excited to hear they were re-making it. In my head, I thought it was going to be something completely different, but really it turned out to pretty much be the exact same story line as the original show, except now DJ was the widower with 3 boys instead of 3 girls.
Despite it being the same plot line, and them hammering the nostalgia in from the get-go (I mean, everyone's catch phrases were said within the first 10 minutes or so), I did actually like it. I think the kids are great, especially DJ's middle son Max, I thought he was hilarious and adorable.
I liked how none of the characters seemed to have changed all that much; Joey still has his Mr. Woodchuck shtick, Danny and Becky still have their talk show, Jesse's hair is still fabulous, Kimmy Gibbler is still weird and kooky, and Steve is still desperately in love with DJ.
Let's talk about that for a second, too. Basically, a lot of the series centered around DJ trying to find out if she's ready for a relationship after losing her firefighter husband, and her trying to choose between her first love and high school sweetheart Steve, or her new partner in her vet business, Matt. You kinda don't know which she's going to go for, and the last episode really wraps that situation up nicely (no spoilers for those who haven't watched it yet!)
Although, I found the majority of the series really good, I did think it was a little weird that in one of the episodes Stephanie drops this major emotional bomb to DJ (again, no spoilers!), which they spend about 3 minutes on and then it's never spoken of/mentioned again. I'm not sure if maybe it'll be touched upon in any other upcoming series, but the way it was presently and then just sort of brushed off was so outta left field.
All in all, I definitely thought it was a nice re-make and did stay true to the original shows family feel, especially with the multiple group hugs in every episode. I also really loved the (not so subtle) nods to MaryKate and Ashley Olsen and how they didn't come back, and that after all these years, Uncle Jesse singing "Forever" still makes my heart melt.
Have any of you watched it yet? How'd you like it?