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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).

fullerhouses1dvdStudio: Warner Brothers
Year: 2017
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Run time: 86minutes
Rating: PG

Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Disc Spec: 2 DVD
Region: A

The plot for ‘Fuller House’ is actually pretty similar to the original Full House. DJ is now DJ Fuller. Her husband, a firefighter, died in the line of duty. Because of this, DJ and her three kids moved back into her dad’s house for a spell while trying to deal with the loss and attempting to get back on her feet. We pick up about a year later – Danny is selling the house to move to Los Angeles with Becky and Jesse to host a national news show. Joey lives in Vegas. Michelle moved to New York to run a fashion empire. Stephanie is a traveling DJ. As everyone gets ready to leave, DJ realizes she’s overwhelmed. Stephanie and Kimmy Gibbler (and Kimmy’s daughter) stick around to try and help DJ by raising the four kids (ah, get it again? Fuller House? There’s one more person than last time?). It’s nearly and identical setup to the original. Throughout the season, we see Stephanie’s struggles with money, Kimmy’s struggles with her ex-husband, and DJ’s struggles with getting back into the dating scene.

This show NAILS the feeling of Full House. Some shows disappear and return with tones that just can’t match the original run, like Arrested Development, but Fuller House picks up right where it left off. Danny and Joey got bigger and have more wrinkles. Jesse and Becky look just as they did in the 90’s, and their chemistry is still on point. Even Kimmy is the same. The new kids blend right into the show, although the middle child is a bit extravagant compared to the rest.

Movie Quality: 9/10

Final Thoughts

Overall, it’s a fun show to watch if you go into it with the mind set that it is NOT Full House, and it is indeed a spin off show with new plot twists, new characters, and a bit more modernized for the new generation. The references are there, and they’re awesome. Just don’t expect too much.
Overall Rating: 9/10