Is Your House Full?


by Layla Basile

“Have mercy!” An adventure across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco is “just around the bend”. The virtuous, uplifting, and light-hearted comedy of the Tanner family we have all cherished is finally being reunited.

That’s right! Fuller House – a new series that stems from Full House – will debut its first thirteen episodes on Netflix, February 26, 2016. D.J. (Candace Cameron – Bure), who became a veterinarian, is pregnant and recently widowed (Johnson, Zach). Luckily, D.J.’s sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and inseparable best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) move in to assist D.J in raising her three boys – who are a handful. Doesn’t this sound familiar?

In addition, fond memories from the close-knit cast of Full House will arise when they make various appearances on Fuller House. Audiences are expected to see guest appearances from Joey Gladstone (Dave Coulier), Rebecca Katsopolis (Lori Loughlin), Michelle Tanner (Mary – Kate and Ashley Olsen), and Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) (Johnson). Even Jesse Katsopolis (John Stamos) will produce and guest star on Fuller House.

As expected, much of the love for the show is due to the fact that many of the original cast members are returning.

“It would be terrible if they didn’t!” Senior Gabriella Basile added.

“It’s interesting to see what happened to them after Full House,” Sophomore Caroline Amadeo explained.

However, there is some controversy to the remake of Full House.

For example, Junior Maddie Soypher is not satisfied with the creation of Fuller House because “Full House is a classic, and you can’t remake a classic and hope for it to be better.”

Similarly, Sophomore Caroline Amadeo expressed that Fuller House “won’t have the 90’s cheesy vibe to it” like the beloved Full House series did.

Continuing with the downfalls, Mary – Kate and Ashley Olsen may not reprise their role as Michelle Tanner in this new spinoff. Mary – Kate Olsen is exploring a new chapter in her life, since she is now married, so starting up an acting career again does not seem plausible for her at this time (Raftery, Liz). For Ashley Olsen, she is apprehensive about taking on the role of Michelle Tanner, since she has not appeared on a camera in over a decade (Raftery). Time will only tell what will happen to the youngest daughter in the Tanner family household. Besides, many feel that even though Michelle Tanner will be missed, there is still hope for her presence on the show in the future.

In contrast, Basile believes, “The show is a different situation from Full House, so it will be refreshing to see some new characters. Besides, there’s plenty of the old cast that is already coming back to make the Tanner family feel complete.”

Overall, many of the Full House fans will be excited for Fuller House to bring back family unity not only in this amazing comedy, but to one’s own household. Full House may have lost its touch among audiences a long time ago, but it’s now time to see if Fuller House is ready for its new beginning among a changed generation.     

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