Friday, February 26, 2016

Why We Love "Fuller House"

If it seems like everywhere you look, there's someone talking about "Full House" or singing the theme song, you're probably right. Netflix released the perfect gift to twenty and thirty-somethings everywhere early this morning: The long awaited, highly anticipated sequel to "Full House", "Fuller House". In this 13 episode season, DJ Tanner takes over her father's old home and prepares to raise her 3 sons by herself, after her firefighter husband's untimely death. When DJ is overheard to be struggling with the idea of being alone, her younger sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy decide to move in and help raise the kids. Kimmy brings with her a teenage daughter, Ramona, who acts as the new Gibbler. The crew soon adopt a golden retriever puppy, Cosmo; a descendent of the Tanner family's former pet, Comet. 

The jokes are mostly light. The new series is reminiscent of "Full House", with Disney-esque updates needed to appeal to families in 2016. The first few episodes seem to follow the themes of the early episodes in the original series. By the time we slip into episode 7, however, the show has found its legs. It reveals both the reason we love it, and the reason we fell in love with "Full House" all those years ago: It creates an idealized version of life wherein your biggest problems can be resolved in 30 minutes or less with a big hug. Remember: If anyone gives you grief for loving "Fuller House", just say, "How rude!" and cut them out of your life. You don't need that kind of negativity. 

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