Nostalgia Review: ‘Full House’


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In case you have been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, the majority of your favorite sitcoms from the 1990s have made it onto the glorious platform that is known as Hulu. I’ll give you a moment to fangirl the fuck out right now. Ready to continue? Okay, good. So I decided that I’m going to dive into them a review to see if they are still as enjoyable as I remember. Please note that most of these shows I’ve seen in syndication and not as they aired. I was under the age of 10 when most of these shows came out. To kick us off, let’s go talk about “Full House.”

“Full House” is a hit or miss show for many and I can honestly see why after binge-watching all eight season of it. It small two episode doses, it’s honestly not bad at all. But when you are watching in a binge, “Full House” eats your soul away with how cheesy and campy it can be at times.

“Full House” follows the same plot like most sitcoms in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A single parent, whose spouse died, struggles to raise children of the opposite gender. “Full House” changes it up by changing the formula. Three single guys raising three girls of different ages. This plot is followed heavily in the early seasons, especially in the first season, but is pretty much abandoned in the later seasons for just revolving around everyone life until the end.

The first and second season are probably the hardest to watch. It’s not bad, but rather just boring and long. The episodes just drag because the story isn’t that interesting or sometimes just rather dumb. It does get better as the series goes on but the storytelling issues are still pleasant. The show is also too corny and cheesy at times for its own good. It’s actually unbearable at times but I’m guessing it’s because of the age of the show. The strongest seasons are the last two. They told the best and most interesting stories. The show didn’t drag and it was a healthy amount of corn and cheese.

The breakout stars of the show were Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, also known as Mary Kate Ashley Olsen for literally all of the show besides the last season. I can see why because they literally stole every scene they were in with their cuteness and charm. This is the part where I feel like I’m going to get the most hate. I did not like the character of Michelle Tanner until the later part of the series. The scenes she was in weren’t nothing to cry home about. In the early episodes, you can tell that they spliced her lines with the rest of the scenes because it was a wide shot then a jump cut to her then back to the wide shot. Sometimes, the actions between the two scenes were completely different and noticeable.

Overall, I enjoy “Full House” and I recommend it to anyone that is looking to watch wholesome, good-natured, family fun. I don’t recommend binge watching it because it will ruin the show for it. It’s better in small doses.

Rating: 3 out of 5


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