Fuller House (2017)

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Air Date:  Sunday, February 26, 2017  
Studio: Netflix
Genre: Television
Rating: Fuller House Is rated G by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaGeneral audiences. All ages admitted.


Synopsis

In the spinoff series, Fuller House, life can take you into unexpected directions and also back into familiar territory when veterinarian and recently widowed D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) lives in her childhood home with younger sister and aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and DJ’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber). The women support one another as they navigate careers, parenting and relationships. The Tanner childhood house is fuller than ever though with not only DJ’s three boys, but also Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Bringas) and Kimmy’s not so estranged ex-husband Fernando (Juan Pablo Di Pace) all under the same roof. Fuller House viewers will also be treated to guest appearances by most members of the original series, including “three dads” Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) and Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier).

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Fuller House: The Complete Second Season DVD Review


If you were a kid of the 80's and 90's, you most likely watched Full House every week.   The half-hour comedy centered on the Tanner family lead by their Patriarch, Danny Tanner (Bob Saget; America's Funniest Videos).  After his wife's passing, Danny's brother in law, Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos; Grandfathered) and his friend Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier; The Real Ghostbusters) move in to help Danny raise his three daughters, DJ (Candace Cameron-Bure; The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin; Walt Before Disney) and Michelle ( Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; New York Minute).  Twenty years later, we are once again talking about the Tanner family as the Netflix sequel Fuller House offers up its second season on DVD this holiday season.

DJ Tanner-Fuller is all grown up, recently widowed, a veterinarian, and mother of three. She has moved back into the family home with her sister Stephanie and her best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) and together they are raising DJ's kids and Kimmy's daughter, Ramona (Soni Bringas; Beautiful and Twisted).   Season two continues the trials and tribulations and cheesy 80's comedy established in the beginning including breaking the "fourth wall" and a parade of guest stars.  

As they open season 2, everyone is returning home after what seems to be summer break.  For the kids, this seems appropriate but where would all of the adults have gone all summer? It doesn't quite make sense although Kimmy apparently spent 5 out of 6 weeks at Ramona's dance camp (Huh? Why would she do that?).  Anyway, as they all return home, so does Kimmy's estranged Fiancé (and Ramona's Father) who moves into DJ's house with all of them (again…Huh?).  Besides that, the show continues the story arc that is the love triangle between DJ, Steve (Scott Weinger; Galavant), and Matt (John Brotherton; The Conjuring), which began in Season One.

This show is purely a walk down memory lane for those of us who watched and loved the original and offers a sense of nostalgia for cheesy laugh tracks and corny "dad" jokes.  Let's face it… you either love it or hate.  There is no in between.  But if you love it there is a lot to love.  Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky (Lori Loughlin; Old Dogs) pay a visit as well as Joey and dad Danny, plus guest appearances from New Kids on the Block, and members of the Dancing with the Stars cast just to name a few.  There is also a throwback to I Love Lucy on the Halloween episode that is probably one of the best done on television.

The DVD set is made up of two discs that house all thirteen episodes of Season Two.  For fans, this is a must have as the show has been renewed for a third season and was the winner of the Favorite Premium Comedy Series at this year's People's Choice Award.  

Fuller House: The Complete Second Season DVD is in stores now, so be sure to pick it up as a holiday gift for your favorite 30 something or 40 something-year-old today!

Grade: C+

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