It has been 21 years since devoted viewers got to see the Tanners in their humble abode, but that is all about to change. Fuller House is coming out in a couple of days, and fans couldn’t be more thrilled to see their favorite family once again. However, there have been a few not-so-good reviews that have just come out, but it probably won’t deter any die hard fans from enjoying it.
A few critics from various venues posted their remarks after they had a preview of the Fuller House pilot that will make its Netflix premiere on Friday. According to Fox 411, most of those reviews have been quite negative. In fact, they were kind of brutal.
One of the worst Fuller House reviews came from Daniel Fienberg of the Hollywood Reporter. He obviously wasn’t too keen on the whole “painful” premise of the Netflix show.
“It’s doubtful that there will be a more painful 2016 TV episode than the ‘Fuller House’ pilot, which takes an inexcusable 35 minutes to establish a plot that is just an inversion of the original ‘Full House’ premise.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 22, 2016
Many die hard Full House fans may not mind that this reboot is very much like the original. It was quite expected that the show would follow the same aspects of the 90’s family sitcom. The original cast came back for the pilot, except for Ashely and Mary-Kate Olsen. The twins had declined the invitation to take part in the reunion, and according to Deadline’s Dominic Patten, he harshly told everyone why.
“Maybe we know now why the Olsen twins decided to not participate. And it’s a real shame because ‘Fuller House’ starts off so well, with almost everyone else from ‘Full House’ on board and back in that Bay Area home… but unfortunately the adults basically become absentee landlords after the first episode and the series sags fast.”
TV critic Maureen Ryan noted in her review that those who adored the original will most likely love this one. But then she added this note.
“However every time John Stamos wanders through ‘Fuller House,’ we’re reminded that it’s possible to see a better version of this sitcom — in Stamos’ ‘Grandfathered,’ for Fox.”
There were some other more positive reviews, sort of. Basically, it was said that Fuller House will provide a nostalgic trip for fans to see an older version of the Tanner family. It is all about revisiting the old days of cheesy humor and a heartwarming feeling that many have missed from 20 years ago.
Even though these official reviews have been full of negativity, there is a good chance that fans of the show will not feel this way at all. They are excited to have this family back and many have already introduced their kids and grandkids to the reruns of Full House.
The three “dudettes,” Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweetin, and Andrea Barber, stopped by Good Morning America on Wednesday to chat about the Fuller House experience and how it was this time around. While Candace talked about how much pleasure she got to be able to work with her best friends every day, Jodi Sweetin noted all of the excitement that it has caused among fans. She called it “an incredible compliment.”
— Sam Champion (@SamChampion) February 24, 2016
GMA showed a Fuller House clip of Kimmy and Stephanie trying to get DJ to go out for some girl time without the kids. Yes, it is kind of cheesy and predictable, which is what the reviewers were talking about. However, this may just be the kind of thing that people want to be able to watch with their kids.
During the GMA interview, Bob Saget surprised the girls via Skype as he talked about what it was like on set. Being the comedian that he is, he joked that they had to help him with his lines during taping. He also said that it was a bit difficult to get back to the Danny Tanner persona.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 24, 2016
“I did a couple of episodes and I think I got my act back [of] Danny Tanner. I took a departure from that kind of bias man. He’s a good man.”
Fuller House will roll out its entire season on Friday, February 26, on Netflix. Whether you watch one show a week or catch the entire season at a time, this may prove to be a nostalgic trip for many out there who are ready for a “cheesy” time with the Tanners.
Are you excited to see the Netflix reboot this week?
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