The Full Review of ‘Fuller House’

Nostalgia is an effective device, when used in moderation.

A 13-episode Netflix original series reviving “Full House” debuted just over a week ago. Since then, thousands of binge-watchers have gobbled up the sequel to the ’80s and ’90s sitcom that dominated households many years ago.

The show got plenty of social media buzz since it was announced and that excitement has continued, especially on social media — a medium that did not exist during the show’s original run.

Those who log onto Netflix to watch the whole series in a single day or pace themselves should be ready for a massive amount of jokes and catchphrases alluding to the original series. “Fuller House” walks the line between mentioning the past and overdoing it.

“How rude,” “You got it dude” and “Oh Mylanta” are all said multiple times by different characters, perhaps a bit too much for the comfort of the viewer.

One thing that “Fuller House” really got right was the fitting use of cameos from the adults of “Full House.” Danny Tanner, Uncle Jesse (with wife Rebecca) and Joey all appear throughout the show to add something, but they don’t overstay their welcome. This new show is all about the next generation, and that’s apparent when older members of the original cast are off screen.

Despite “Fuller House” alluding to the past while foraging a future, it constantly seems to try too hard.

All of the actors are extremely cheesy with their delivery of already over-the-top lines. This is excusable for the cute kids. However, when the adults on the show (Stephanie, DJ and Kimmy) act like their teenage selves almost all the time, it can get old quickly.

Some of the funniest moments of this Netflix series involve the cast bashing the Olsen twins. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen did not return for the first series of this show because they claimed to be too busy with their fashion empire in New York. On multiple occasions, the returning actors make snarky remarks towards the famous twins, even breaking the fourth wall in the first episode.

While critics have panned the show, Netflix apparently has loved it, at least enough to renew the show for a second season.

This show was made for the fans though, with easily set-up jokes and enough nostalgia for any ’90s baby to greedily consume.

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