Full House started shortly before I was born, but I remember the show and I was old enough for it to have been part of my childhood. My wife Daisy was also a fan of the show when she was a little girl back when she lived in Minnesota. We were pretty excited about the sequel series Fuller House, which I admit did make me very nostalgic the more I heard about it. But does it do the original series justice?
Fuller House begins as Danny Tanner is set to leave for Los Angeles. Most of the family is there for the goodbyes, and DJ is left by herself. She's recently widowed, and has three boys of her own. It doesn't take long for everyone to realize that DJ needs help as she can't manage her life especially with young children. She's going to need help from friends and family just like her father did after the death of her mother.
Her sister Stephanie and best friend Kimmy Gibbler step up to help DJ out. Stephanie put her career on hold for her family, while Kimmy is almost finished with a divorce. She agrees to move in, and brings her daughter Ramona with her. Ramona is no stranger to DJ or her children, though DJ's eldest son Max does hate her a little bit. This might get worse when he realizes that he has to give up his room so she can have it.
Shortly before we started Fuller House, I heard critics trash the new series with very harsh opinions. I can say that their views on it don't mean squat to me. If you weren't a fan of the original though, there's not much for you here. However if you were, you'll fall in love with this one. I was really surprised by how much we liked it, and my wife got upset when we finished the whole thing. I really liked DJ, Stephanie, and Kimmy taking the roles of the co-parents, and the new kids are likable too. I thought Max was pretty funny (he reminds me of one of my nephews), and Ramona was a lot better than I expected. It's been over twenty years since the original ended, and I'm really glad the Tanner family is back.