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It has just started streaming on Netflx but people are already bananas for Fuller House, the new show that is counting on the nostalgic feelings for the 80s TV show Full House to reel in viewers.
Bring three men into a house to raise three girls and you’re sure to get a few “awww” moments from the cheesy studio audience and the classic lines that anchored the show and have became a part of pop culture. Have Mercy. Cut It Out. How Rude.
I watched only five minutes and just that quickly, I wanted to claw my eyes out. For those that recall the cheesy studio audience laugh track, the way-too-obvious jokes, and classic lines delivered by the same character every week, you’ll feel right at home.
I wanted to like this years-later-rehash featuring Full House‘s original characters – most of them, anyway. In fact, there’s a quick explanation as to why the Olsen twins are missing which includes a 4th wall stare down that feels far too long. But I don’t like it. Any of it. It’s like the worst Saturday Night Live parody that never ends. You’re waiting to laugh, but it’s okay if you don’t; the audience will do it for you, only because they were told to.
And poor Steve, the adorable ex-boyfriend of DJ Tanner. We see him for all of about 30 seconds before he’s propositioning DJ for a relationship. We’re to assume they’ve been friends and stayed in touch for the year since she’s moved back, but since we’re just seeing him again for the first time, it’s desperate at best.
Stephanie with her fake accent (which eventually just stops), fake boobs, and fake name. All of that is awkward.
The hugging is still awkward, the same old jokes and even the references to them is awkward. It’s like we’re watching the cast make fun of themselves in a constant stream of bad jokes and one episode was all I could take. Maybe it gets better? Likely, it doesn’t.
But, I mean, Uncle Jessie’s hair still look great so there’s that. Another reviewer said it gets better after the first; my mom once told me that about root canals.
You’ll need a lot of wine to tolerate the amount of cheese this show throws.