The revival of FULLER HOUSE is an interesting one indeed. We live in an age where studios are totally okay with cashing on on our nostalgia. We have last year's CREED and STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, the ongoing X-FILES revival, the upcoming TWIN PEAKS revival, among many other examples. However, of all the properties being brought back, FULLER HOUSE seems to be the most unique.
In an era of single camera sitcoms, the idea of having a live show, complete with a laugh track, is more the exception than the norm these days. Sure, there are huge hits like THE BIG BANG THEORY, but there is a definite skew towards single camera fare. In addition, the original 90s show, FULL HOUSE, was something of a time capsule of its era. It was wholesome, family-friendly, and most notably, cheesy as hell. In our more cynical society, can a show like FULLER HOUSE survive on the same tone as the original series? I'd assumed they'd work to update the tone for the modern era, but hadn't had much to back this up.
Up until this point, we've only had little teases of the show itself. They've been a great trip down nostalgia lane, but they haven't really actually shown what the series would be like. On a recent ELLEN episode, they revealed the exclusive full trailer, and it looks like they're going practically full 90s on this one.
Check it out below. The trailer itself starts in at about 2:25 in:
While it is comforting to see that the series' producers have opted to embrace the tone, there are definitely some lines where I cringe. Don't get me wrong. I'll still be watching the entire show when it pops up on Netflix, but I do wonder if doing full 1990s was the way to go.
The synopsis for FULLER HOUSE is as follows:
"In Fuller House, the adventures that began in 1987 on Full House continue, with veterinarian D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure) recently widowed and living in San Francisco. D.J.’s younger sister/aspiring musician Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J.’s lifelong best friend/fellow single mother Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber), along with Kimmy’s feisty teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Nicole Bringas), all move in to help take care of D.J.’s three boys — the rebellious 12-year-old Jackson (Michael Champion), neurotic 7-year-old Max (Elias Harger) and her newborn baby, Tommy Jr (Messitt Twins). Guest appearances by John Stamos (Jesse Katsopolis), Bob Saget (Danny Tanner), Dave Coulier (Joey Gladstone), Lori Loughlin (Becky Katsopolis) and Scott Weinger (Steve Hale)."
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FULLER HOUSE hits Netflix on February 26, 2016.