When I first found out that “Full House” was returning with a new show, cleverly and appropriately titled “Fuller House,” I was excited and curious to see how Netflix would pull this off. Once it was released, I sat down and was transported back in time to my childhood mornings of watching the show before school.
Netflix stayed true to the original show’s theme song, scenery in San Francisco and characters we know and love. All of the original cast, from Jesse to Stephanie, are often compared to their younger selves featured on the original show. This is one of the many ways Netflix pulled the heartstrings of its “Full House”-loving fans.
Throughout the first episode, each character — with the exception of the Olsen twins not featured in the reboot — made an entrance and received applause. Some iconic scenes were identically duplicated from the original show, including the cast singing “We’re the Flintstone’s” to DJ’s new baby just as they once sang it to Michelle.
While the first episode of “Fuller House” succeeded in making its audience feel nostalgic about the original show, this new version shifted focus. Instead of focusing on Danny Tanner, his best friends and little girls, the show is now focused on DJ, a single mom with three kids.
She lives with Stephanie, a world-traveling disc jockey and Kimmy, her childhood friend who has remained true to her original character. These three ladies and their children all live in the same house on that famous San Francisco street, mirroring the original series with a new twist.
Although the original cast is featured throughout the entire season, the first episode is by far the most entertaining and nostalgic. The show should be rewarded for staying incredibly true to the original characters and for quality acting, even as a sequel sitcom. Ultimately, “Fuller House” is a new show full of old, cherished memories that is sure to captivate viewers.