In case you hadn’t heard- Netflix rebooted Full House.
Did you miss your old familiar friends? Well, they are waiting just around the bend (I’M NOT SORRY!)- All 12 episodes of Fuller House begin streaming on February 26th- and you’re gonna binge watch them. Every single one.
Over the weekend, I sat my family down and we watched the first 6 episodes together. My kids don’t watch scripted series. They are cartoon kids, through and through. When it came to something so integral to my childhood, so beloved in my mind, I feared I would have to disown them if they DARED talk bad about Fuller House. I kind of also worried that the reboot would be like those Hollywood movie remakes that you just cringe so hard over because they didn’t need to be redone and they only serve to ruin the nostalgia of our childhood… Only… Full house DID need to come back. There really aren’t any family-friendly, life-lesson-teaching, appeals to all ages shows out there anymore.
Full House taught me about body image, makeup (“assume the position!”) sibling rivalry, and growing up. My kids haven’t experienced that kind of thing. It’s kinda sad nothing like that exists anymore. Until now, that is.
So, we made pizzas, sat down on the couch together, and popped on the TV.
Let me introduce you to Fuller House with the official bio-
“In the spinoff series, Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona, all move in to help take care of D.J.’s three boys — the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson, neurotic 7-year-old Max and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr.”
No, they didn’t get back the Olsen Twins, but you won’t miss them (plus, they bring back another even more adorable set of twins for the series opener).
It was everything I expected and more. Fuller House brings back the group-hugging, hit you in the feels-nostalgia, and the over-the-top-so cheesy they’re awesome storylines.
I’m not gonna lie, it tears you up watching D.J. suffer the same fate as her father- but it’s life, and life isn’t always tied up in a neat little bow. Fuller House doesn’t leave you there long, though- because right after bringing tears to your eyes, it brings the funny. My kids were in hysterics. I couldn’t believe it! I don’t have to disown them!
You’re waiting for me to give you spoilers, right? I won’t be doing that. I know what you’re thinking- HOW RUDE! But I really think you have to experience re-living your childhood without being ruined.
What I WILL tell you is that there are some bombshells, and there is STEVE! I had such a childhood crush on Steve (Aladdin!) that if he didn’t come back I’d be flipping tables, and while he only appeared once in the first 6 episodes, he IS single and ready to make all of our childhood dreams come true. WITH DJ! Not with me. Geez.
Of course, my kids didn’t care about that. Me and Thomas loved the adults (and there were so many jokes aimed just for us grown ups) but my kids loved the kids. Especially DJ’s middle child Max. He had them howling.
It wasn’t just the nostalgia that did it for me, the return of my childhood “friends”- the “Have Mercy”s– it was that I could share something I really enjoyed with my kids and watch them enjoy it, too. And then turned to them during an episode and said “See, this is why we don’t lie.”
Life lessons courtesy of the Tann…er…. Fuller Family. Loved it. I really think you will, too!
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