Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Fuller House

© by Gerald So | | 11:15 A.M.

Full House skewed just a tad young to be one of the sitcoms of my youth, and I confess, at first I poked fun at the idea of an update. With mild curiosity, I watched Fuller House on Netflix last week, and today I'm glad to hear it will be back for a second season.

The update focuses on D.J. (Candace Cameron-Bure), mother of three boys, a year removed from the death of her firefighter husband, Tom Fuller. Having moved back into the family home, in the premiere D.J. faces the departure of Danny, Becky, and Uncle Jesse to new jobs in Los Angeles. Thankfully, middle sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) decide to move in and help raise D.J.'s boys and Kimmy's girl Ramona.

Atmospherically, Fuller House rightly feels as if Full House ended. The characters' chemistry is intact, and there's a mix of grownup and growing-up themes, including some that allude to the actors' lives. What set Full House apart is what sets Fuller House apart: a generous helping of heart that may not be true to life, but we all wish it were.

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