By Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor
Most people can remember growing up and watching the famed television show Full House which aired September 22, 1987. For those who don’t know, Full House is a sitcom created by Jeff Franklin for ABC. The show chronicles a widowed father, who enlists his best friend and his brother-in-law to help raise his three daughters.
The series became very popular despite facing some backlash during the first couple seasons for it being ‘too cheesy.’ In 1994, Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner) was awarded the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite Television Actress. The series ended on May 23, 1995, broadcasting a total of 8 seasons and 192 episodes. In 2004, John Stamos (Uncle Jesse Katsopolis) won a TV Land award for the Best Elvis Impersonation.
When this series ended, there was one main question that remained … when will we see Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), Danny Tanner (Bob Saget), D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure) and the rest of the Full House gang again. Sure there were reruns of old episodes but everyone wanted new episodes made. All I have to say is do not fret Full House fans, our prayers have been answered.
If you liked watching Full House at all growing up, you should watch Netflix’s new sequel, Fuller House. Fuller House picks up at approximately 20 years after Full House ended. The main plot of the show begins with Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) ready to move out of the house that he had been sharing with his daughter D.J. Candice Cameron Bure) and three sons soon after her firefighter husband died.
The house is left to D.J. in order for her have a place for herself and her three sons: Michael Campion (plays Jackson) Elias Harger (plays Max) and Dashiell and Fox Messitt (each play baby Tommy). Later in the episodes, more people move in to help D.J. raise her boys but you have to watch to find out who moves in.
Without really giving too much away, during the first episode of the pilot season, the cast of Fuller House throws major shade at the Olsen twins. The Olsen twins refused to be on the show but the rest of the original cast returned.
When I heard that Fuller House would be released, I stayed up until Netflix released the pilot season, finished the pilot season in a days time and have watched this over a dozen times already to date. I am just happy that my favorite character Uncle Jesse (played by John Stamos) returned to the series because in all honesty, John Stamos is one of the main reasons I even watched Full House to start with. I mean come on, what girl didn’t/still doesn’t have a crush on Uncle Jesse? It’s like Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), hasn’t aged a day and neither has his character.
Netflix is going to be releasing a second season of Fuller House but no exact date has been set for that release yet. I strongly recommend to anyone who has seen at least one episode of Full House, to watch Fuller House. It will not disappoint!