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"Fuller House" review by Eva Diaz  2/26/16
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I was excited to learn that Netflix was doing a spin-off of "Full House" because the show was a Friday night staple at my house. I used to watch it with my niece and nephew when they came to my house to visit me.  I have only seen the first of the 13 episode season, which began airing on Netflix on February 26; this review is based on that first episode.  The show opens with a reunion of most of the original "Full House" cast:  Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) Uncle Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier) DJ Tanner(Candace Cameron-Bure) Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and Kimmy Gibler (Andrea Barber)  For fans of "Full House," this first episode will bring back some nice memories as well as set up the plot for the new show, although it does both slowly. 

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Danny, Uncle Jesse and Rebecca are moving to L.A. because Danny and Rebecca are getting their own syndicated talk show called "Wake Up USA".  Uncle Jesse is the new musical director for the soap opera "General hospital" (ha ha! Because John Stamos used to be on that show).  A newly-widowed DJ is left to raise her three boys alone, until Stephanie and Kimmy decide to move into the house to help her out. 

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I think that what made the original "Full House" different was that, back in the 1980's when that show started, men were not often seen raising children on TV. It isn't uncommon now for a lot of single parents to raise children while also pursuing a career (so that aspect of the show doesn't seem that unusual any more).  The show spends way too much  trying to introduce a new generation to the old show, rather then moving on to the new show.  I think that the producers forgot that if the new generation of kids are interested in watching "Full House," it's available online and on many channels in syndication.  I hope that if the show is renewed for another season on Netflix, it will become its own proper spin off, without quite so many references to the old show. 

My favorite of the child actors in the new show are Michael Campion (who plays DJ's eldest son,  Jackson) and Soni Nicole Bringas (who plays Kimmy's daughter, Ramona). I think these two are the break-out child stars of the show and are very funny. 

I give this show 3 1/2 stars out of 5 because with a little work, "Fuller House" could become a classic sitcom for this new generation of kids.  I will still watch it now with my great-niece and nephew. 


In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.ís younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.ís lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmyís feisty teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Nicole Bringas), all move in to help take care of D.J.ís three boys ó the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson (Michael Champion), neurotic 7-year-old Max (Elias Harger) and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr (Messitt Twins). 

Guest appearances by John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis), Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Lori Loughlin (Becky Katsopolis) and Scott Weinger (Steve Hale). 

Fuller House is from Miller-Boyett Productions and Jeff Franklin Productions in association with Warner Horizon Television for Netflix. Robert L. Boyett, Thomas L. Miller and Jeff Franklin are the executive producers of the series, which was created by Franklin. John Stamos is a producer.

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