My Thoughts on Fuller House – Season 1
As I've mentioned a few times, I was very excited for the release of Fuller House. I love the nostalgia that comes along with revisiting characters from my childhood. So, the big question is, does it live up to the hype?
I'm not going to put spoilers here, and tell you which characters pop up, because there are some surprises, but within the first five minutes of the first episode you are reintroduced to the whole Tanner clan (minus the Olsen twins). I loved it!
Here are some of my thoughts:
Did I miss the Olsen twins in the show?
Honestly, not at all. They made some references to Michelle in a few of the episodes and that was enough for me.
How was the acting?
It was pretty much on par with what you expect for this type of show. It's filmed in front of a live studio audience, so some of the acting and the jokes are corny, but I expected it.
How were the story lines?
Again, it was pretty much on par with what you expect from a show like Fuller House. Once in a while Full House gave us some dramatic and more serious story lines, but for the most part it was a pretty light show. The same goes for Fuller House.
Did they do justice to these favorite characters from Full House?
I think they did. I'm not sure I really thought about what each of the characters would be doing 29 years later, but I think they put a good amount of thought into what would be best for each of them. So, in my opinion, it works.
Was it a good idea for them to use the same theme song?
Yes, it was a great idea. The theme song is sung by a different person, Carly Rae Jepsen, and the sound is a little different, but the words are the same. During the opening credits the actors have a split screen to show clips of themselves in Full House next to pictures of how they look today. I thought that was a pretty good idea.
Did it live up to the hype?
I admit I was a little nervous, after watching the first episode, that it was going to be a big let down. Everything wasn't quite as smooth as it was on Full House, but as the episodes went on it got better. It was like seeing old friends again and I loved it. In fact, I've started watching the season for a second time to try to catch things I missed the first time around.
So, all in all I am happy with Fuller House. I like what they did with the characters and I like the message that comes along with the episodes. I'm really hoping a season two is on the table and that it will include more than 13 episodes. Fingers crossed!