In a continuation of Full House (1987), D.J. Fuller is a mother of three young boys and is a recent widow. D.J.'s sister Stephanie, her best friend Kimmy and Kimmy's teenage daughter all move in to help raise her sons. The house is now a lot fuller.
Fuller House is a spin-off series based on the hit ABC family sitcom Full House (1987-95) created and executive produced by Jeff Franklin for Netflix. D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron-Bure) is a recently widowed mom to a 13-year-old named Jackson (Michael Campion), 7-year-old named Max (Elias Harger), and a newborn son named Tommy (Fox and Dashiell Messitt). After realizing she is unable to cope with the demands of holding a full time job as a veterinarian in addition to raising three kids, her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and childhood best friend Kimmy (Andrea Barber), who is also the mother of a 13-year-old daughter (Soni Bringas), offer to move in to bring up her children. Written by
McKenna Grace, who plays CJ's daughter Rose, and Tanner Buchanan, who plays Chad Brad Bradley, also star together in ABC's Designated Survivor (2016) as brother and sister, though as of season 3 they have never appeared in an episode of Fuller House together. See more »
In the original series, when Nicky and Alex were born, Jesse built a room on the left (from the viewers' perspective) by the stairs and next to the bathroom. In the reboot, their old room is now on the opposite side of the attic where the closet originally was, and is also quite a bit smaller than the original room. See more »
Nostalgic fun, vastly improves after the first episode
So, I grew up with the original and sure, it was cheesy and dated, but had great characters and a lot of heart.
Fuller House...is pretty much exactly the same. Not that that's a bad thing! In this day and age, such a show is welcome.
The Tanner girls (sans Michelle) and Kimmy take the roles of their uncles/dad in the original, raising DJ's three sons along with Kimmy's daughter in the same house. The pilot is basically a reunion episode and isn't exactly great. It's forced and kinda cringeworthy. But when that's over, the show really takes off. The three leads all do a great job (and aged pretty darn well, if you catch my drift), and the new kids aren't too bad either. Max especially--that kid is going to be a star.
There's a nice mix of humor here, family stuff and some more adult stuff for older viewers. Yes, there's a laugh track. Yes, it feels forced in parts. But so did the original. If you're even remotely a fan, you'll love it.
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